Although charity gaming is a big thing in North Dakota, and limited live horse racing takes place at North Dakota Horse Park, opportunities for simulcast wagering and off track betting are limited. While the North Dakota Racing Commision allows for OTBs and in fact promotes the OTB locations on their website, the various bars and restaurants themselves do very little to promote the horse betting side of their business.
North Dakota Off Track Betting Sites
If you’re a horseplayer in North Dakota and want to wager on North American or international racing beyond the short ND Horse Park race meet, your best bet is to wager through an online account. Web-based racebooks are secure, easy to navigate, and offer dozens of thoroughbred and harness racing tracks to wager on, including major races like the Triple Crown series and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
The world of horse racing comes directly to your computer when you have an online racebook account, and gives you the chance to handicap and bet on the biggest races in North America, Europe and Australia. If you want the opportunity to bet the best races around the world all year long, Bovada offers horseplayers more tracks to choose from than most other racebooks – and future bet wagering on major events from the Epsom Derby to the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
North Dakota Horse Race Tracks
North Dakota Horse Park in Fargo is the only live racing track in the state. The ND Horse Park offers a limited race meet over the last three weekends in July, featuring both thoroughbreds and Quarterhorses, with the highlight of the meet being the North Dakota Derby. There is no simulcast wagering at the site.
OTBs in North Dakota
As mentioned earlier, while North Dakata allows for the operation of OTBs in bars and restaurants, it’s difficult to actually determine the status of off track betting in the state.
As of the summer of 2017, both the North Dakota Racing Commission and North Dakota Horse Park list the following locations as having OTB facilities, but the various establishments themselves don’t mention anything about off track betting on their websites. So be sure to check directly with the establishment before heading out to bet the ponies.
Sidestreet Grille & Pub
- 404 4th Avenue North
- Fargo, ND 58102
- 2176 East Thayer Avenue
- Bismarck ND 58501
- 200 First Avenue South
- Jamestown ND
Rumours Sports Bar Grill & Casino
- 1826 South Washington Street
- Grand Forks ND
- Highway 5 West
- Belcourt ND