BetAmerica is the sports betting brand from the TwinSpires racing brand that runs Churchill Downs racetrack, the home of the Kentucky Derby.
- Owned by the powerful TwinSpires brand
- America's Biggest Horse Racing Betting Operator
- Huge Variety of Promotions
- Sportsbook Available in NJ, PA & IN
- $1000 Risk Free Bet is Largest Available
- No Mobile App in PA
- Only Recently Started Offering NBA
- No Retail Presence in Any State
- Geo Location Can be Inconsistent
- Platform Not the Quickest
BetAmerica is the sports betting venture from Churchill Downs racetrack, where the Kentucky Derby is run. They have a partnership with Golden Nugget Casino and power all their sports betting in the casinos. The Sportsbook app runs alongside the TwinSpires app, which is for horse racing. TwinSpires takes $40m a year on Derby Day alone in America and you can only bet horse racing online with either them or TVG.
Fun fact about BetAmerica is that they weren’t allowed to offer basketball betting last season because the owner of the Houston Rockets, Tillman Fertita, is the owner of Golden Nugget Casinos. They came to an agreement with the NBA and now take NBA bets. Fertita himself is worth $5 billion.
BetAmerica’s parent company, TwinSpires are the owners of Churchill Downs racetrack, the home of the Kentucky Derby.
BetAmerica Sportsbook new customer promotion
New customers at BetAmerica Sportsbook are eligible to receive a Risk Free Bet up to $1,000. Opt-in and bet and if your first settled sports wager loses, receive your bet back as a bonus up to $1000. Refunds will be given out as bonus bets within 24 hours of bet settlement.
Creating an account at BetAmerica Sportsbook
Joining BetAmerica Sportsbook is simple. To create an account, click the ‘Sign Up’ button located in the upper-right-hand corner. This will take you to a two-step account registration page where you must enter:
- General information – name, email address and promo code
- Personal details – date of birth, cell phone number, address and last 4 digits of SSN
- Account details – username and password
The need for your account and personal information is strictly for security and verification purposes and will remain confidential. Occasionally, BetAmerica Sportsbook may ask new players to send a valid photo ID to confirm identity. However, this is a very straightforward process.
Eligibility for creating a BetAmerica Sportsbook account
As US gambling law states, bettors must be at least 21 years of age to create a sports betting account. To open a BetAmerica Sportsbook account, you must also be located within a state which both allows online sports betting and in which BetAmerica operates (currently New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Indiana). You do not need to be a resident, but must be located there. To prove this, new customers must share their location with the sportsbook. Those using the sports betting app will need to turn on location services on their device and those betting via the website must download a location plug-in.
New Jersey and other states make it clear that any person whose occupation can influence the outcome of a sporting event (e.g. player, coach, trainer or official) is prohibited from placing sports wagers or opening a gaming account. This is to avoid match-fixing and fraudulent behavior.
BetAmerica Sportsbook app
The BetAmerica Sportsbook app is available on both iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android. You can download the app through the site or via the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
Remember, you will require downloading tracking software to verify your location, as per state regulations.
BetAmerica Sportsbook deposits & withdrawals
BetAmerica Sportsbook customers can deposit money using:
- ACH e-check
- Credit and debit cards (Visa or MasterCard)
- Bank transfer
- Cash at cage
Betting options at BetAmerica Sportsbook
BetAmerica Sportsbook offers betting on a variety of sports from football and basketball to soccer and tennis. The sportsbook also allows players to place bets on:
- Moneylines and point spreads
- Player and team futures
- Parlays (a bet linking two or more single wagers together)
- Player and team props
- In-play events
- Teasers (a bet that adjusts the point spread)
- Round robins (a bet that links parlays together)
BetAmerica Sportsbook customer service
Live chat and email support are available to PointsBet customers 24/7, while phone support is available from 9am to 2am every day. The email and chat options are at the bottom of every page on the BetAmerica site.
Player Services is available by phone from 9am – 2am ET. Email support is available 24/7.
The ‘Help’ section also has a FAQ list, where you can visit if you have a quick question that needs answered.
BetAmerica Sportsbook summary
BetAmerica is well-trusted among horse racing bettors who have extensive knowledge of the brand. The customer support options available to BetAmerica customers is top-notch, although their app and website offering could be slicker.
The fact that the brand already operates in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Indiana is a statement of BetAmerica’s intent. However, there are bigger sportsbooks out there in each state and BetAmerica will need to continue to invest to compete at the top.
The welcome offer available to new BetAmerica customers is a very generous one and should definitely be taken advantage of!