South Carolina is an interesting states when it comes to horse racing, in that there's lots of history and tradition around horses, and a couple of long-established steeplechase racing meets, there is no pari-mutual wagering in the state. That means no OTB or simulcast locations. While gambling in the state is presently limited to a few casino cruises, it appears the voters of South Carolina will be deciding on whether or not to expand all forms of gambling in 2018.
South Carolina Off Track Betting Sites
While horse racing fans wait to see if the state will be getting into the game next year, they can bide their time and bet on major North American and European races with an account in an online racebook. All the best internet racebooks offer a wide variety of tracks and all the same bet types as you find at live races.
If you're just getting into handicapping on the Web and looking for an online racebook, you'll want to spend some time checking out a few sites and comparing the features such as sign-up bonuses, cash-back rewards and payment and withdrawal options.
When it comes to rewards, Bovada has recently expanded their rewards program to include horseplayers in addition to card players and other sports bettors. Under the Bovada rewards plan, you earn points for every dollar wagered, as much as 40 points for every $1 bet in a straight wager, and 60 points for every $1 spent on an exotic wager.
As you earn points, you move up in tiers with the points increasing in value in terms of cashing in points for cash credit in your account. And while you accumulate points, you also get daily cash back on losses, starting at 5% of your wagering volume.
South Carolina Horse Race Tracks
South Carolina is home to two race track facilities that each host a one-day steeplechase meet. Located in Camden, the Springdale Training Center actually includes two tracks, and plays host to the Carolina Cup and Colonial Cup races every year at the end of March.
It is also home to the National Steeplechase Museum. Steeplechase racing also takes place every November for one day at the Aiken Horse Park in Aiken, South Carolina, with six races on the day.