10% Back on Breeders’ Cup Betting

Posted October 15, 2008 by bodog
Categories: Horse Racing


The Oak Tree Racing Association will host the 25th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California on Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th, 2008. You’ve got 14 chances to pick a winner when the California sun beams down on this two-day season-ending event.

Bodog Racebook is offering a special rebate of 5% on straight bets and 10% on exotic bets placed on Oak Tree at Santa Anita leading up to the 2008 Breeders’ Cup!

  1. Place wagers on any races from Santa Anita in the Bodog Racebook
  2. Receive automatically the standard 3-5% rebates to your account Tuesday mornings by 3:00pm EST
  3. On top of that, receive a second bonus worth an additional 2-5% the same day!

Play Blackjack for Free Online

Posted July 24, 2008 by bodog
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Looking to make a killing at the blackjack tables? Unsure of your blackjack strategy? Never tried blackjack before?

Well like all things in life practice makes perfect, and thanks to Bodog you too can now practice by playing blackjack for free Bodog style. Check out the Bodog Online Casino for blackjack and many other table games you can play for free, or for real money, from the comfort of your own home.

Good luck at the tables!

Bodog Poker Launches “Poker Tip of the Day”

Posted May 7, 2008 by bodog
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In their ongoing efforts to educate the poker populous, Bodog Poker is now offering free daily poker tips! With tips ranging from Texas Hold’em and Omaha games to Mental Factors, poker tournaments, bluffing and lots, lots more! Plenty of useful tips for players just starting out, or seasoned poker veterans available exclusively from Bodog Poker everyday!

Visit the Bodog Poker Room and get schooled today!

2008 Kentucky Derby Lineup: The Top Three

Posted April 29, 2008 by bodog
Categories: Horse Racing

2008 Kentucky Derby Picks

As even a cursory glance at Bodog’s current Kentucky Derby Odds will tell you, there’s three horses that are going to make it into almost everyone’s win, place and show Derby betting baskets. Let’s take a quick look at each of the top contenders.

Pyro (odds – 7:1)

A great bloodline, featuring such well known horses as AP Indy and prestige granddaddy Seattle Slew. Easily the Derby favorite for sometime after impressive victories a the Risen Star Stakes and Louisiana Derby (the latter by three lengths). But after finishing 10th in the Blue Grass Stakes, his star began to — and has continued — to fall. Still, 7-to-1 isn’t 50-to-1. Was the Blue Grass debacle a result of that racetrack’s synthetic surface, or does Pyro lack what it takes? Find out about a minute after post time on Saturday.

Colonel John (odds – 9:2)

Everyone’s talking about the Colonel’s workout this past Sunday, where he completed five furlongs in 57.8 seconds — the fastest of some 62 workouts at that distance. Just before the 2007 Derby, Hard Spun also had a fast workout, and ended up finishing 2nd on Derby Day. Pundits are wondering if 2008 will see a repeat, although you can bet that trainer Eoin Harty doesn’t want an exact repeat. The Derby Cup would be a nicer result, thanks very much.

Big Brown (odds – 5:2)

If you’re unfamiliar with this horse, or why he’s the current Kentucky Derby favorite, four words should suffice: Florida Derby, five lengths. Or maybe one word: undefeated. Handicappers seem undeterred by the fact he’s had only three career starts, and that it’s been nearly a century since a horse with that little experience won the Road to the Roses. Undefeated Derby winners are rare, too, but some (more experienced) victors — Barbaro and Smarty Jones.

So … when it comes to those crucial Kentucky Derby betting decisions, who to pick? Check out the Racebook’s Kentucky Derby guide for up-to-the-minute information on this year’s run for the Roses!

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The Kentucky Derby, A Mint Julep and a Fast Horse

Posted April 25, 2008 by bodog
Categories: Horse Racing


With the Kentucky Derby just over a week away, make sure you’ve got all the ingredients on hand to mix yourself a cool and refreshing drink as the ponies pour from the starting gate. And we all know that the Derby is synonymous with one drink and one drink only — the favorite sip of the south, a Mint Julep.

To make a Mint Julep you’ll need, um, some sugar, some quality bourbon … hey, just watch this and you’ll be off to the races!

Sit back and enjoy! Whatever the current Kentucky Derby betting line, odds are you’re really going to enjoy this traditional favorite.

Who Is the Kentucky Derby Favorite?

Posted April 22, 2008 by bodog
Categories: Horse Racing


The road to the 2008 Kentucky Derby has been an interesting one. Certain horses have risen to the top of the Racebook futures after winning an important race, only to be slammed down after losing an important race.

So on 3 May, 2008, who should you be considering for your Kentucky Derby betting options? Let’s take a look at some of the more interesting horses you can bet on at Bodog.


I know, I know — at 16:1 can he really be called a favorite? Adriano has a few things going for him. Adriano has an amazing pedigree, that includes Seattle Slew and Secretariat. Nice. And there’s every likelihood that he’ll be ridden by jockey Edgar Prado, who’s modern win statistics are just short of phenomenal. Don’t like him to win? Might want to include him in an exotic.

Big Brown

At least according to the odds chart, Big Brown is the 2008 Kentucky Derby fav. And why not? The Florida Derby champ carries the moniker “undefeated”, which ain’t for nothing. Mr. Big is being worked at Palm Meadows by trainer Rick Dutrow because of a hoof injury.

Colonel John

The Santa Anita Derby winner breezed five furlongs in 0:59:40 recently, the third out of 45 at that distance. According to Corey Nakatani, “There’s no question in my mind this horse has the ability to win the Kentucky Derby, and he underscored that today.” Nakatani is the Colonel’s jockey, so take that that into account.


Pyro again? I think enough has been said, and the odds have shifted enough, that Pyro doesn’t need more analysis here.

One way or another, the “favorite” this year hasn’t been one for long, an it really won’t be until the gate’s about to be raised that we’ll have a clear picture who’s favored to take the 08 Derby.

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Bodog Gears Up for the 2008 Kentucky Derby

Posted April 8, 2008 by bodog
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May 3rd marks the running of the 134th Kentucky Derby in beautiful Louisville, Kentucky, and “the most exciting two minutes in sport” promises to be even more exciting than usual, with the lack of a clear favorite leaving lots of room for speculation when it comes to Kentucky Derby betting.

The current Derby future odds give an indication on just how muddied this year’s field is.  Big Brown’s looking like the leader at this point, currently 3:1, with both (one-time favorite) Pyro and the field offering 5:1.

So who do you pick?  Well, the Racebook is there to help you out will all sorts of information on their 2008 Kentucky Derby pages, including:

  • Information on the leading Kentucky Derby contenders.
  • In-depth analysis from veteran handicapper Steve Davidowitz.
  • A full listing of Kentucky Derby prep races, and their result
  • And much, much more!

So check out the Racebook today, and good luck with the Derby!