Wisconsin is arguably one of the sadder states in the Nation when it comes to being able to wager as a horse racing fan. Although pari-mutual wagering was made legal in the state in 1987, outside of very limited harness racing at various state fairs, there is no permanent live racing facility in the state and off track betting seems to be limited to one single casino in the Green Bay area.
Wisconsin Off Track Betting Sites
Since there is little opportunity to bet at an off track facility in the state of Wisconsin, horse racing fans who want to bet their favorite sport are best served by having an account with an online racebook. Not only is betting online convenient, online racebooks offer a wide range of tracks to bet on, track odds, and promotions and rebates that add to your bottom line.
One of the most attractive features of betting the horses with an online racebook is the fact almost all racebooks offer cash back rebates on your wagers whether you win or lose.
These rebates come in the form of a percentage of your wagers credited back to your account based on daily wagering volume. But while many racebooks offer one percentage back for exotic wagers and a lower percentage for Win, Place or Show bets, the racebooks at BetOnline and Sportsbook offer the same 7% no matter what kind of bet you make.
Wisconsin Horse Race Tracks
As noted above, live racing in the state of Wisconsin is essentially limited to one-or-two day harness racing meets at various temporary tracks set up at state fairs. While there are hints on the Web that Wisconsin did have a permanent track that closed in 2009, the best horse racing minds here at Be A Better Bettor are not aware of where it was located or what it was called.
OTB Locations in Wisconsin
While there are three Oneida Casino locations in Wisconsin, only one of them offers an off track betting facility, that being the IMAC location near Green Bay. Off track betting at Oneida takes place on Wednesdays through Sundays, with the facility open from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. They offer thoroughbred wagering on more than a dozen different US tracks, as well as a limited number of greyhound tracks. The Oneida Casino also offers slots and high-stakes bingo.
- 2100 Airport Drive
- Green Bay WI 54313