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While there are presently no off track betting locations in New York City itself, options throughout the state of New York are numerous. While a day at a New York racetrack is always a tempting option, if you're in the City and can't make it to the track it's always a good bet to place a wager through an online racebook.
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New York City has a rich and legendary horse racing history. They have been a major player in the equestrian world for well over 100 years. From Aqueduct Race Track to the Saratoga Racecourse and the beloved and venerable Belmont Park, New York has it all when it comes to horse racing.
Horse racing fans the world over flock to New York to bet on major stakes races every year. An increasing number of people are accessing the exciting New York horse racing circuit through online wagering at respected racebooks like bovada.com.
Belmont Park Horse Racing
One of the “Grand Daddies” of all horse racing tracks the world over is Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Opened in 1905, Belmont Park Race Track is home to the Belmont Stakes race and is the third jewel of the horse racing Triple Crown. The once around the track mile and half race is the longest of the three Triple Crown Races.
Belmont Park offers live racing over two meets every year. The spring meet opens with simulcast wagering on the Kentucky Derby in May and closes at the end of July. They open the fall racing schedule in early September and it runs until the third week of October. Race fans can enjoy simulcast racing live in person everyday at Belmont Park. Horse bettors can also access the action from Belmont at a trusted and respected online racebook like the one at bodog.com as well as any off track betting bureau in New York and around the globe.
New York Off Track Betting Locations
Like just about everything in the state that is home to the “Big Apple” New York leads the country in off tracking betting options. Off track betting was established in the state in 1971 as a convenient option for race fans that couldn’t always make it out to the track. Off track betting in the state is administered by five separate public corporations.
- Capital District Regional OTB Corporation – 45 locations
- Catskill Regional OTB Corporation – 25 locations
- Suffolk Regional OTB Corporation – 35 locations
- Nassau OTB Corporation – 15 locations
- Western Regional OTB Corporation – 50 locations
Though too numerous to list individually, these are some of more popular off track betting parlors in New York state. Specific locations can be found via the New York State Gaming Commission website. Please note that locations are subject to change. Below is a selection of locations in each of the regions.