Review of TwinSpires
TwinSpires is an online betting destination, one that is available across multiple platforms and caters to horse racing wagering of all varieties. That includes thoroughbreds, harness racing and quarter horses, all of which are neatly packaged across the bookmaker’s website and mobile app. Our TwinSpires review will take a close look at every feature of the TwinSpires customer offering, ranking each as per the below table.
|Streaming and live options|||
$100 New Customer Bonus – 4
Upon signing up, new customers are welcomed in style through a $100 credit. There are, of course, some key terms before the bonus funds can be unlocked, including the fact that customers must deposit funds into their account and bet at least $500 inside 30 days after sign-up. Once that criteria is met, a $100 bonus welcomingly appears on the account, free of additional turnover rules. Importantly, the bonus can take as long as 10 days to reach a customer’s account, slightly diminishing its lure to this TwinSpires review. Moreover, requiring customers to gamble a whopping $500 before unlocking the bonus is slightly over the top. On the flip side, both the bonus amount and non-existent turnover terms are appealing.
Other TwinSpires Promotions
While working our way through the TwinSpires review, learning the terms and value of TwinSpires’ TSC Elite Points program was a must. This program grants customers rewards points for each dollar they wager. In turn, TwinSpires uses TSC Elite Points across other promotions, in which rewards points are multiplied for specific wagers.
30X Thursday Rewards at Fair Grounds
This one’s simple: customers that win at least $10 on wagers at the Fair Grounds racetrack on Thursdays get a very serviceable 30 TSC Elite Points in return for every buck they put on the line. To join in the fun, opt into the Thursday Rewards promotion on your TwinSpires account and wager on any Thursday race at Fair Grounds. Four TSC Elite Points automatically accompany each dollar wagered, with the remaining 26 points credited after $10 of gross winning are recorded for the day.
Rolling Double Bonus
Maximizing winning wagers seems to be a common theme at TwinSpires, as this Delta Rolling Double Bonus points out. Here, a 15% bonus for winning daily double wagers at Delta Downs race meetings is offered. The bets, which can be as meager as $1, must be made in between Wednesday and Saturday. Taking part in this offer was straightforward, this TwinSpires review found, and customers must simply opt in to the promotion via their accounts.
Betting markets – 4.5
A thorough spread of horse racing betting options greeted us when the time came around to place a bet during our TwinSpires review. From wagering on thoroughbreds in the UK to harness racing in Australia, TwinSpires has you covered. Racing from the United States and Canada is pretty much covered in full, while the likes of Japan, New Zealand and Dubai aren’t left out, either. Complementing this impressive coverage are varied betting plays such as each way, outright win, place bets, trifecta and multi pick options.
TwinSpires Odds – 4
With the impressive wagering markets come odds that offer real value at TwinSpires. During this TwinSpires review, TwinSpires laid out marginally shorter odds on UK racing at Plumpton and Wolverhampton than some of its competitors, though its US market odds were slightly longer. The discrepancies were minor and it all balanced out into a competitive offering.
TwinSpires app – 3.5
Our TwinSpires review hit a snag when we found out the mobile app is available on iOS devices only. Android customers are left out in the cold and must settle for TwinSpires’ mobile web version through their mobile device’s web browser. While this was disappointing, both the app and mobile version of the site made amends, thanks to smart looks, smooth navigation and clever design. Key features include live streaming and other video highlights, in-depth statistics and handicap information that is conveniently delivered through notifications.
TwinSpires payment options – 4
Making a deposit couldn’t get any easier at TwinSpires, where the likes of credit/debit card transfers, PayPal, EZ Bank, EZ Money, wire transfers and MoneyGram transfers are all available. If that’s not enough, there’s also check and PayNearMe. For free deposits, the aforementioned EZ options are the way to avoid a $5 charge. Funds are generally available immediately, irrespective of the way accounts are funded. Withdrawal methods are not as varied, with EZmoney (up to 5 business days) and check (10 business days) the two options.
Customer care – 4.5
TwinSpires’ live chat and phone service (1-877-774-7371, available seven days a week in between 9am to 12am ET) worked best during this TwinSpires review. On each occasion, we were greeted by astute representatives and received prompt resolution to our queries. Email questions can be sent via the website or directed at firstname.lastname@example.org, and take a maximum of 48 hours to receive a reply. All of this is complemented by an impressive FAQ section via the TwinwSpires website.
TwinSpires Live Streaming – 5
When it comes to live streaming of horse racing, TwinSpires is as good as it gets. An integrated TV module, known as TwinSpires TV, greets online and mobile customers, and impresses through its high-quality video feed that can cover as many as five racetracks at once. Just when you think it couldn’t get any better, a wager pad that never leaves the screen allows customers to watch while placing quick bets. An encyclopedic race library that makes form study a breeze, as well as real-time racing and live odds information make it a complete package. This TwinSpires review thus handed it top marks.
Our TwinSpires Verdict – 4.2
If inclined to bet on horse racing, TwinSpires is as reliable an online bookmaker as you are likely to find. Impressive betting options across the world, market-leading odds and world-class streaming services complete our TwinSpires review with a very solid 4.2 overall mark. If only an Android app and a more varied promotions scheme was available, TwinSpires would be well on its way to full marks.
Customers considering joining can take advantage of the $100 welcome bonus, more details of which are available on the TwinSpires website.
|What we like||What we do not like|
|Outstanding live streaming||Mobile app exclusive to iOS|
|Expansive betting markets and competitive odds||Limited bonus offerings|
|Strong rewards program||Shortage of withdrawal options|