The Best New Racing Betting Promotions for February

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It’s been a while since our last big roundup of online racing promos, so this one comes long overdue. There’s a lot of good stuff happening in the racing betting world and today I’m going to get you caught up on the latest and greatest.

What’s Happening at BetAmerica has always been reliable about hosting new promotions for customers. You don’t have to be a high stakes pro for them to show their appreciation.

Free PayNearMe Deposits

BetAmerica will be refunding all deposit fees for the rest of February if you use their newest deposit method, PayNearMe. If you’re unfamiliar with PayNearMe, it is a new payment option that allows you to bring cash to any 7-Eleven or Family Dollar Store to fund your account. This deposit method normally assesses a $3.99 fee, but BetAmerica will refund all fees on deposits of $50 or more.

You can find the nearest PayNearMe location here.

Bonus Payouts at Featured Tracks

This promotion has been going on for a while now and is scheduled to continue through the rest of the year. I wrote about this one in our last big promos roundup and it’s still around. To summarize, BetAmerica will offer 10% bonus payouts on exactas, quinellas, trifectas and superfectas at certain racetracks each week.

The featured track changes every few days, but BetAmerica will keep you up to date. Just visit and click on the “Promotions” tab to see the calendar of promos.

Latest Promos at TwinSpires is also big on promotions. They’ve always got a few things running at any given time. The biggest promos they have running this month will send you to the 2015 Horse Player World Series and give you bonus payouts for the big Pick-4 at Buffalo Raceway.

Win a Seat to the 2015 Horse Player World Series

TwinSpires is hosting a huge handicapping tournament on Saturday (February 21st) with a $100 buyin. This tournament will be giving away 5 seats to the 2015 Horse Player World Series (HPWS) and $10,000 in guaranteed cash.

In this tournament, you and the other contestants will place mythical $2 win or place bets across 12 races. Final tournament standings are determined by the amount of money that would have been won had those been real wagers. Pick your horses well and you could win a seat at the HPWS and a four-night hotel stay.

The top five finalists will each win a trip to the 2015 HPWS in March, with the top 2 finalists also winning a seat in November’s TwinSpires Online Handicapping Championship. You can get all the details and join the action at

Buffalo 10% Pick 4 Bonus

Buffalo Raceway hosts a pick-4 special every Wednesday night with a guaranteed payout of $5,000. This alone would be a nice win, but you can do even better if you do your betting at TwinSpires. Hit the Pick 4 at TwinSpires and they’ll add an extra 10% to your big win.

The TVG Road to the Derby

The big event at this month is the $30,000 Road to the Kentucky Derby betting contest. All you have to do in this one is place $5 win/place/show wagers on eligible prep races from now through April 11th. Every time one of your picks takes a top-3 finish, you’ll be awarded points towards the contest.

The players with the most points at the end of the contest will win a share of $30,000 worth of cash and prizes. Finish in the number one spot in this promotion and will give you two tickets to the Kentucky Oaks, two tickets to the Kentucky Derby, a three night hotel stay, round trip airfare and $5,000 in spending money.

If you don’t win it all, there’s still plenty of cash to go around. Places 2-10 will split $10,000 in consolation prizes. On top of that, everyone who earns at least 250 points over the course of the contest will split an additional $10,000.

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