For players who opt for horse racing betting in the US, TVG.com would come out as one of the top choices and rightly so. The website has for over 20 years provided players with horse racing betting services for tracks in the US and international regions. Racing is highly revered in the US and also on a global scale and is one of the oldest sports and among the first to be wagered on in the history of betting. With the years in service, TVG has planned on capitalizing on the market further by providing its products, services, and features on the players’ fingertips.
Presently, many people are in access to a mobile phone and to that effect, TVG has extended its services on the platform. Android and iOS are among the popular operating systems being used globally and as a consequence, a mobile platform has been launched for both sets of users. One can access TVG.com through the phone browsers thanks to the use of HTML 5 technology employed and also, one can access TVG.com through a tailored app. The only negative bit about the app is that it will only be available to iOS users. Android users are only left with a site version. Below is a review of the app;
How to download the app
Before we get to the guideline on how to download the app, let’s put it out there that Android users will also have a similar interface as to that of an app. The recommended browsers to access the website are Chrome and Opera Mini
For iOS users, what you need to know is that TVG has provided three different apps. The apps are tailored for different locations with some of the states having a different set of regulations that prompts TVG to design the app following the laws. New Jersey residents and Pennsylvanians will have different apps while the other remaining states will use the other app.
- 4NJBets will be an app for New Jersey Residents
- PABets will be an app for Pennsylvania Residents
- TVG will be an app for all other eligible states
Eligible states include;
- Arkansas Maryland Ohio
- California Massachusetts Oregon
- Colorado Michigan Pennsylvania
- Florida Montana Tennessee
- Idaho New Hampshire Virginia
- Illinois New Jersey Washington
- Iowa New Mexico West Virginia
- Kentucky New York Wyoming
- Louisiana North Dakota
iOS users will download the app generally from the App Store. You can get the link to the apps on the website simply by following the link www.tvg.com/promos/mobile. After you access the landing page, click on the option ‘Download Now’ on the option ‘Download on the App Store’. You will be led to the App Store and you can choose your app depending on your location.
Alternatively, you can launch the App Store from your phone or iPad and search for the app that is eligible for your state. After the search is complete, start downloading the app by clicking ‘Get’. The installation will be done automatically and you can start playing.
Play on TVG.com App
Play Poker on Mobile
TVG.com is purely a racebook and the only platform provided to the players is horse racing events. Poker, on the other hand, has started being legalized in many states recently and this has seen many online casinos incorporating it. However, at TVG.com, you will not find any Poker rooms provided.
Horse Racing Betting on Mobile
TVG.com provides over 150 different tracks that can be accessed on the section ‘Tracks’. Once on the option, you will view the Upcoming Races and Tracks A-Z list. You can also filter the race type either Thoroughbred, Harness or Q’Horse. TVG.com app also allows filtering the tracks by regions. The ones available in the US and internationally. Among the top tracks to look forward to on the website include;
- Gulfstream Park
- Santa Anita
- Tampa Bay Downs
- Oaklawn Park
Still, on the app, you will be able to access various daily picks of the day provided by some of the top experts including; Simon Bray and Christina Blacker. They will give you an idea on the horse you can back for you to have a potential winning bet. You can also access the past results and handicapping store which will include information on the past performances, horse betting guide with information such as wager types available, odds explained, ways on how to bet, and so much more. Additionally, information such as the race condition, jockey, and trainer will also be availed to the players.
On the racebook, TVG.com has provided different betting options that are made available for wagering. The options range from the straight bets to exotic bets and they are as follows;
- Win – Involves picking a winner in a race
- Show – Picking a horse that has to complete the race in either of the first two positions
- Place – Picking a horse that has to complete the race in either of the first three positions
Exotic bet options available at TVG.com include;
- Exacta – Picking two horses that have to finish in the first two positions in an exact manner
- Quinella – Picking two horses that have to finish in the first two positions in no specific manner
- Trifecta – Picking three horses that have to finish in the first three positions in an exact manner
- Superfecta – Picking four horses that have to finish in the first four positions in an exact manner
- Pick 3 – Placing a winning bet in three consecutive races
- Pick 4 – Placing a winning bet in four consecutive races
TVG.com also provides a betting avenue for top horse racing events such as;
- Kentucky Derby
- Breeder’s Cup
- Belmont Stakes
- Preakness Stakes
- Pegasus World Cup
The picks you take on the app will be updated on your bet slip that will be viewed directly from the ‘Bets’ option at the bottom of the page.
Live Broadcast on Mobile
A live streaming option is also available on the website where players will be able to watch some of the races live on their accounts. The feature will be accessed directly from the option ‘Watch TV’ on the app. Those with an account will access from there and will have 10 hours of live streaming provided in a month for free. If they want to add more, they can get 10 more hours at $3. Those without an account and still would wish to view the races can use the TV channels ‘TVG’ and ‘TVG2’ to access it. However, they will need to pay a $9.99 subscription fee per month. The races will be in High Definition (HD)
Play Bingo on Mobile
No Bingo platform has been provided and it remains to be seen if TVG.com will incorporate the platform.
TVG.com other assets
A cash-out option is a common feature in many online sportsbooks since it gives the players an avenue to control their bets by minimizing losses and locking profits before the end of an event. This can be done by withdrawing part of the stake or taking an early payout. This is, however, not available in racebooks.
The section ‘Promotions’ on the menu option will open up different offers provided on the platform. Every player, whether new or existing, will have an offer valid for him/her. Among the popular ones include the welcome bonuses and it is as follows at TVG.com;
- Get up to $200 Risk-Free Bet
New players who successfully join the platform will have the first settled bet 100% matched up to $200. If the first bet was $85, TVG.com will award you $85
Remember to go through the T&Cs and use the TVG promo code provided under every offer to understand better.
On the reviews section on the app, you will find that many have been positive. TVG.com has given a lot of attention to the mobile app with all the options found on the desktop version available on the mobile platform. This includes handicapping store, tracks, results, rewards, TVG tips, and Watch TV, which is a live streaming feature. Players are also thrilled with the number of tracks available coupled up with the promotions provided by the website.
There is little to complain about the racebook. Android users would welcome an app version launch and so would the players love it if TVG.com expanded its scope of products by incorporating some platforms such as Casino and Sports.