TwinSpires is the online sportsbook brand created by Churchill Downs, a name you may be familiar with if you’re a keen follower of international horse racing events. Churchill Downs Racetrack is home to the legendary Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks events, making it as synonymous with world-class racing as Aintree and Ascot in the UK.
Churchill Downs Incorporated now owns several racetracks and casinos in the US, and its TwinSpires site is a leading online bookmaker from that territory.
Welcome Bonus & Promotions
$100 Sign-Up Bonus
Bonus Key Qualifying Criteria: New online customers only, 18+. New TwinSpires Players that register can earn a $100 bonus. New Players must register on TwinSpires.com to be eligible for the $100 sign up bonus. Signup today and simply wager $500 within 30 days of signing up, and TwinSpires.com will give you $100. The bonus will be deposited into the Player’s online wagering account within 10 business days (two weeks) after the Player has fulfilled the terms and conditions of this offer. There are no wagering requirements for any winnings. Winnings can be withdrawn as cash.
TwinSpires focuses on horse racing.
TwinSpires Stats and Form
TwinSpires provides a comprehensive stats service horse racing.
Extras & Features
TwinSpires In-play Betting
See TwinSpires site for details on TwinSpires In-play Betting.
Layout & Usability
TwinSpires sportsbook is currently uniquely focussed on horse racing, so its appeal may be more limited than major European online bookmakers that offer many other sports beyond that category. It should also be noted that its customer accounts are only available to US residents, so if that’s not you fella, you better look elsewhere now!
Assuming you are a US resident, and horseracing is the primary thing you’re after, then TwinSpires offers a convenient and reasonably elegant solution to getting your online wagering done. A race card from meets around the world offers plenty of betting opportunities every day and, once logged into your player account, the service offers three ‘wagering experiences’ to compile and place your bets.
The ‘Classic’ experience is a trifle clunky to be ruthlessly honest, so our view is use the ‘Express’ or ‘TwinSpires.tv’ options (the latter bringing live streaming of chosen events into play where available) to enjoy a more modern way of getting your wagering done. The TwinSpires interface works well enough, however we would say that UK and Irish online bookmakers we’ve reviewed seem to have faster and more intuitive functionality that we prefer.
TwinSpires now also offers a native mobile app version of its desktop site, available from Apple’s App Store of direct from TwinSpires.com depending on whether your smartphone is of the Apple or Android persuasion. In many respects this is a neater design than the desktop site, so would be our tip as the optimum way to wager if you take a shine to the TwinSpires offer.
Mobile & Tablet
TwinSpires offers an iOS app and an Android app but it’s just as easy to play on your Smartphone’s browser. You can watch your favourite sports live on iPhone, iPad & Android.
Deposit Methods Include: Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, PayPal, EZmoney, MoneyGram, EZbank, PayNearMe, Bank Transfer, Cheque
Withdrawal Methods Include: Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Bank Transfer, PayPal
TwinSpires offers excellent 24/7 support, 7 days a week. TwinSpires uses Phone Contact.
The limitations of TwinSpires online sportsbook cannot be ignored. However, if you’re a US resident and only have an interest in horse racing it may well deliver precisely what you want. Certainly TwinSpires approach avoids the clutter some online sportsbooks suffer from through needing to cram so many sports and markets into their sites, however we would like to see a more elegant betting interface created in the future to make it just that bit more intuitive to use.