TwinSpires Review

TwinSpires is the online betting site for Churchill Downs, known for its twin spires and the Kentucky Derby. At TwinSpires, betting is available for almost every horse race, regardless of breed or location.

TwinSpires, an online platform for horse racing wagering, was established by Churchill Downs Incorporation in 2007 and has since become a prominent industry leader.

TwinSpire and Churchill Downs Incorporation have extensive experience in horse racing and specialize in domestic and international horse racing. They also offer greyhound wagering for events from various countries including the UK, Ireland, Japan, the UAE, New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia.

Legal States

To create a TwinSpires account, residency, and physical location must be within one of the 37 states where horse racing wagering is licensed by TwinSpires. The list of eligible states is provided below.

To access your TwinSpires account, you must first register and log in.

To access your TwinSpires account, please follow the registration and login steps provided.


  1. Please visit the TwinSpires website.

  2. To register, select the "Sign Up" option located at the top right corner of your screen.

  3. Please provide your personal information, including your name, address, email, and date of birth.

  4. Please enter a username and password to create your account.

  5. To proceed, please accept the terms and conditions and verify that you meet the legal gambling age requirement.

  6. To finalize your registration, please click on the "Submit" button.

Logging in:

  1. To access your account, select the "Log In" button located at the top right corner of the screen.

  2. Please provide your username and password.

  3. To access your account, please click on "Log In."

For any difficulties with account registration or login, TwinSpires customer support is available to provide assistance.

Making a Deposit

To fund your TwinSpires account, you may select from various payment options and provide the necessary information. Below is a summary of the options and their respective minimum/maximum deposit amounts.

To deposit money through ACH/e-check, you need a checking, savings, or money market account. You must enroll your banking account first by providing your account and routing numbers. The minimum deposit amount is $10, and the maximum is $9,999.

To make a deposit on TwinSpires, ensure you have online banking set up with your bank and log in to your bank account through the website or app. The deposit amount should be between $10 and $9,999.

Accepted forms of payment include Visa or MasterCard, which require a CVV code on the back of the card for deposits. The minimum deposit is $1 and the maximum is $9,999.

The TwinSpires Play+ prepaid card is connected to TwinSpires for security deposits. To make a deposit, you need to enroll your card through TwinSpires as registered Play+ accounts for other gambling operators will not function with this operator. The minimum deposit amount is $1, and the maximum is $2,000.

To fund your TwinSpires account, your PayPal account must be linked to a bank account using the ACH process. It's important to note that only one PayPal account can be linked to a wagering account and cannot be shared among multiple accounts. The minimum deposit is $10 and the maximum deposit is $9,999.

In order to use Skrill as a deposit method for your TwinSpires account, it is necessary to create a Skrill account. Skrill can be funded through Visa, Mastercard, or bank transfers, with a minimum amount of $10 and a maximum amount of $9,999.

To deposit via check or money order, send it to Player Services. There's no fee for depositing. This option includes cash, certified, personal, and traveler checks. Personal checks are held for five days before funding your TwinSpires account. On the back of the check, print your TwinSpires username. Allow 7-10 days for mail and processing time for deposit. TwinSpires doesn't have a specified min/max deposit for this option.

TwinSpires bonuses and promotions

Sign-up bonus

You can start off on the right foot with TwinSpires' latest welcome offer. To qualify, register your account and use the bonus code 'FREE100' for a $100 bonus bet. This bonus will be non-withdrawable and must be settled within seven days. The offer has no minimum odds requirements.

Parlay bonus

The Parlay Profit Boost promotion is open to all TwinSpires sportsbook users who choose to participate. By creating a parlay with three or more selections, you will receive a profit boost that will increase based on the number of selections in your parlay. The promotion begins with a 5% boost for three selections and goes up to a 50% profit boost for a parlay with eight or more legs.

Ongoing promotions and bonuses

TwinSpires often have ongoing promotions. An example is the NBA promotion, where bettors can get $1 for every 3-pointer scored on a Wednesday game if they bet $50. Bonus bets are offered based on the amount wagered on eligible leagues. There are also Super Odds (odds boosts) on popular matches.

Available sports at TwinSpires

TwinSpires provides a range of sports betting choices, which include, but are not restricted to:

  • Football (NFL, college football)

  • Basketball (NBA, college basketball)

  • Baseball (MLB)

  • Hockey (NHL)

  • Various soccer leagues include MLS, Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, and more.

  • Tennis (ATP, WTA)

  • Golf (PGA, LPGA)

  • Motorsports (NASCAR, Formula 1)

  • Boxing

  • MMA (UFC, Bellator)

Please note that the availability of sports may vary depending on your location and applicable laws and regulations.

The TwinSpires Racebook offers various types of bets.

TwinSpires racing customers can place a wide range of bets on horse racing action from around the world. These are some of the most popular wagers on offer at the TwinSpires horse racing site:

  • A single bet in horse racing involves wagering on the horse that will be the race winner, and payouts are determined based on a pari-mutuel system.

  • An exacta is a type of bet where the bettor predicts the winning horse and the horse that will finish second, in the exact order.

  • A quinella bet allows for the selection of two horses to finish in either first or second place, in any order.

  • A trifecta is a type of bet in which the person predicts the exact order of the winner, runner-up, and third-placed horse in a race.

  • The Superfecta involves selecting the first four horses to finish a race in the exact order.

  • A place is a bet on a horse to finish either first or second in a race.

  • A "show" bet refers to a wager on a horse finishing either first, second, or third in a given race.

  • Across the Board is a betting strategy that involves placing one bet on the win, one on the place, and one on the show.

A betting option that involves predicting the winners of two separate races taking place on the same day.

There are a lot more options at your disposal too, including exacta and trifecta boxes and wheels, Pick 3, Pick 4, and so on.

Cashing Out Your Winnings

TwinSpires offers various withdrawal options with specified maximum withdrawal limits and timeframes for receiving funds after processing the request.

  • ACH/e-check: No limit. Instant

  • Online banking: $9,999. 2-5 business days

  • Play+: $25,000. Instant

Payment options do not include checks or money orders. Please allow 7-10 business days for processing.

  • PayPal: $9,999. Instant

The minimum withdrawal amount for online banking, Play+, and PayPal is one cent.

TwinSpires security and license

TwinSpires is a licensed U.S.-based betting operator with operations in several states. It adheres to industry-standard security measures and plans to launch in other states after obtaining the necessary licenses.