Live Betting Options at Online Sportsbooks

The coronavirus has had a major impact on the sports world with drastic measures in place to slow its spread. That impact has carried over to the sports betting world. However, top-rated online sportsbooks are doing everything within in their power to still offer betting action on live events.

There is still international basketball, hockey and soccer on the board along with other betting sports such as darts and cricket. Two of the biggest draws for US players at these online books is major graded horse races in the racebook and live-dealer table games in the casino.


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Staying on The 2020 Kentucky Derby Trail

This year’s Kentucky Derby will probably be run later in the year, but that is not stopping the 2020 Kentucky Derby prep season from holding major graded races in March and April.

The show continues to go on for now with a number of big races on the board in the coming weeks.

The first big event is this Saturday’s Grade 2 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds Race Course near New Orleans.

The total prize purse for this 1 1/16 mile run in dirt is $1 million.

The field for this year’s event is filled with 16 three-year old thoroughbreds looking to nail down a spot in the 2020 Kentucky Derby.

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Trainer Mark Casse’s Enforceable is a solid colt to watch after taking second in the recent Risen Star at Fair Grounds last month. Also in the field is trainer William Mott’s Modernist, who actually won that race.

To help build excitement for the featured event, there are three more graded stakes races on Saturday’s card at Fair Grounds.


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Moving to the last Saturday in March, the featured race at Gulfstream Park is the Grade 1 Florida Derby with a total prize purse of $1 million. This is the highlight of a racing weekend that is filled with six major graded events on Friday and Saturday.

The biggest day of racing as part of the Kentucky Derby prep schedule is Saturday, April 4. The Grade 2 Wood Memorial is the featured race at Aqueduct. The Grade 2 Toyota Bluegrass Stakes in on the card at Keeneland and Santa Anita Park will host the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby.

These three races are all part of a full day of graded stakes betting action at three of the biggest race tracks in the country.

Online Casino Table Games With Live Dealers

One of the fastest growing segments of the online casino industry is live-dealer table games.

From the most popular options such as Blackjack and Roulette to specialty live games such as Monopoly and Deal or No Deal, today’s top online sportsbooks can recreate the live experience found in land-based casino gambling hot spots such as Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

Major advances in live studio technology combined with highly sophisticated online gaming software has successfully bridged the gap between land-based table games and live-dealer online play.

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These live applications can be easily accessed with a desktop or laptop as well and any mobile device with an Internet access.

Simply click into the Live Casino tab at your favorite online sportsbook to enter a virtual casino floor filled with table game options.

Many online books offer multiple versions of Blackjack, Roulette and Baccarat. They also cater to high rollers with higher betting limits on designated tables.

About the Author

A big part of the services that my marketing company, Blue Pointe Advisors, LLC offers is written content for sports betting websites.  I have been working as a full-time sports betting writer for the past nine years following a previous career in the field of sales and marketing.

I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to write about my true passion in life; the world of sports. I also enjoy concentrating the bulk of my pieces towards the betting angle in sports.

It is always a challenge to take past results and current form to try and correctly determine a future result. Sports brings out the unpredictability in what should be a fairly predictable outcome based on the stats, facts and recent trends in a particular matchup. The one thing that I have learned over the past decade or so is that when it comes to betting on sports there is no such thing as a lock.

The main objective with my writing style is to create insightful articles on a wide variety of sporting topics that can provide an edge to today's sophisticated online player. While there are times when my predictions fall well short of the actual outcome, I still enjoy trying to come up with a logical explanation to support my views on every pick I make.

My love of sports started a long time ago when I was just a kid growing up just outside Philadelphia. While I was a big Phillies, Flyers and 76ers fan, my number one team was always the Eagles. My dad was a season ticket holder from 1961 to 2002 and I would honestly say that he missed less than a handful of games than more than a few dismal seasons.

I was fortunate enough to go to a number of Eagles’ games back in the day including the 1980 NFC Championship when Wilbert Montgomery ran roughshod over the bitter rival Dallas Cowboys to lead Philly to their first appearance in a Super Bowl. Flash forward 40 years later and am I still celebrating the thrilling victory over New England in Super Bowl LVII. I know that my dad was smiling down on that one.