Can I Bet the Kentucky Derby From Nevada? Where to Watch in Vegas

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You can bet the Kentucky Derby from Nevada in the comfort of your own home at any one of a number of top international Internet racebooks, none of which will ever require you to provide a social security number.

Of course, Nevada has sportsbooks throughout the state which make it much easier to place Kentucky Derby bets than other states.

Vegas casinos will be hosting a bunch of Kentucky Derby watch parties as well.  Be sure to bring your smartphone, laptop or tablet so that you can place your horse bets online with US Racing and ensure 8 percent rebates, not to mention the FREE $150 you won’t get in the Vegas racebooks.

The South Point Hotel Casino is the place to be for Kentucky Derby viewing party.

The South Point Grand Ballroom will host an official viewing party for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 6 with doors opening at 9 a.m. Horse racing fans can take advantage of various food specials and receive complimentary drink tickets by placing bets at designated wagering stations located throughout the ballroom. In addition, guests can take part in an "All Under One Roof" $5,000 Twin Quinella on Saturday, May 6. Only offered the day of the race, participants who choose the first two finishers correctly have a chance to win $5,000. Racing enthusiasts have the opportunity to learn handicapping tips and tricks from professional handicapper, Patrick McQuiggan and meet two special guests, Emily Haskin with Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Rachel McLaughlin with Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. This event is free and open to the public.

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