Whether it's off track betting or live racing, Oklahoma is one of the most horse racing fan-friendly states in the Midwest. Oklahoma is home to a large number of tribal gaming casinos, and many of them offer off track betting, and there is at least one stand-alone OTB in the state as well. As for live racing, there are two racetracks in Oklahoma, both of which also offer simulcast wagering.
Oklahoma Off Track Betting Sites
While it's true there are lots of OTB and live racing opportunities in OKC, having an account with an online racebook is the best way to make sure you never miss a big race no matter where you are. All of the best online racebooks are accessible through your PC and your mobile device, so you can bet if you're stuck at home on Breeders' Cup weekend, or stuck in traffic on the way to the track.
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Oklahoma Horse Race Tracks
Oklahoma is best known among racing fans for thoroughbred racing at Remington Park in Okalahoma City, the home of the Oklahoma Derby. In addition to Remington, live thoroughbred and Quarter horse racing takes place at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore. There's also a short summer race meet at Fair Meadows, located at the state fair grounds site in Tulsa.
OTB Locations in Oklahoma
Thunder Roadhouse Cafe
Having offered off track betting for the past dozen years, the Thunder Roadhouse Cafe is a full service restaurant that caters to horse players. They offer daily simulcast wagering from mid-day until early evening, from more than a dozen tracks around North America.
- 900 West Memorial Road
- Oklahoma City OK 73114
Cherokee Casino Sallisaw
One of several Cherokee Casino gaming facilities in Oklahoma, the Cherokee Casino Sallisaw offers off track betting seven days-per-week, beginning at 11 AM daily.
- 1621 West Ruth Street
- Sallisaw OK 74955
Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs
Located at the site of the live race track, the casino at Will Rogers Downs offers simulcast racing daily starting at 11 AM. The track hosts a live thoroughbred meet in the spring from March through to May, and a Quarter horse meet in September through to November.
- 20900 South 4200 Road
- Claremore OK 74019
Indigo Sky Casino
Indigo Sky is a full service gaming facility, with poker, table games, video gaming terminals and off track betting. There are mutiple dining options on site, and a hotel and RV park. There's live entertainment every Thursday through Saturday nights.
- 70220 East Highway 60
- Wyandotte OK 74370
Newcastle Casino offers off track betting as well as electronic and table games. The OTB is open for simulcast wagering every day from mid-day until the evening, with thoroughbred, Quarter horse and harness racing from around North America.
- 2457 Highway 62 Service Road
- Newcastle OK 73065
The Riverwind Casino is one of the largest in the state of Oklahoma and offers OTB wagering as well as the full complement of gaming options such as poker, electronic games, table games and roulette. Simulcast betting is available on all major tracks in North America as well as Australia. There's dining and a hotel at the site.
- 1544 State Highway 9
- Norman OK 73072
Southwind Casino Newkirk
One of several Southwind Casino locations, the casino at Newkirk offers simulcast wagering daily, starting at 10:30 AM on Friday and Saturday, and 11:00 AM on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Monday and Tuesday self-serve waging is available, although there is no cashier services.
- 5640 LaCann Road
- Newkirk OK 74647
Winstar World Casino
In addition to poker and table games, Winstar World offers off track betting in their New York Gaming Plaza. Wagering is available daily from late morning, and they feature most of the top thoroughbred, Quarter horse harness racing track in North America. There are two hotel options, entertainment and dining on site.
- 777 Casino Avenue
- Thackerville OK 73459
Remington Park hosts a live thoroughbred race meet from late August to mid-December, with racing Wednesday through Saturday, with an evening post time of 7 PM. The (G3) $275,000 Oklahoma Derby is run at Remington every year in late September. Remington is open for simulcast wagering from mid-day all year around.
- 1 Remington Place
- Oklahoma City OK 73111