TwinSpires.com is wasting no time in getting off to a positive start in 2015. They’ve announced a New Year’s Day promotion that will help you get off to a good start as well. If you’re one of the first people to place a $15 or greater WIN bet in 2015, you’ll get a bonus equal to whatever you win from the wager.
The action begins at midnight on January 1st, 2015. Log in to TwinSpires.com and place a WIN wager on any horse at any track scheduled to run on Thursday, January 1st. If you’re one of the first 100 people to place the wager and it wins, your winnings will be effectively doubled.
TwinSpires ran this promo last year as well and it was a big hit. For reference, the first qualifying wager last year came in at 4:26 AM ET and the 100th came in at 8:11 AM ET. You’ll probably have other things in mind on New Year’s Eve, so plan your bet in advance and set a reminder. If you can manage to crawl to the computer and confirm the wager early on January 1st, it just might be worth it.
Keep in mind that races scheduled for Wednesday, December 31st in places like Hong Kong and Australia do not count towards this promo. You’ll need to pick a track that actually runs on New Year’s Day in an American time zone. The whole point here is to get you up early and start the new year with a winning wager.
Also note that this must be a straight up WIN bet. Place and show bets do not count. TwinSpires is looking for pure win bets in this promotion. Pick a single horse on a single track and get the win. You have a couple strategic options to consider here. Since they’re paying double, you could argue that wagering on the favorite would be an easier way to win a decent payout. On the other hand, you could go for broke, take a high paying longshot and hope for a huge, doubled win.
Miss the main event? No problem. You can still qualify for a consolation prize if you’re one of the next 400 players to place a winning $15 WIN bet, you’ll split a $500 cash prize with all the other consolation prizes.
The consolation prize won’t be nearly as impressive but it’s there if you miss the main promo. Anything extra is always nice, plus you’ll still be paid full track odds on your original wager. It would be best to be one of the first 100 winners, but there’s still something to aim for if you don’t make it in time.
All bonuses awarded as a result of this promotion will be paid directly to your TwinSpires betting account by Sunday the 4th.