Unlike some other major racing states like California and Kentucky, Florida does not regulate ADW horse racing betting sites in 2020. 

However, as a state where pari-mutuel betting is legal, numerous ADW outfits cater to Floridians, including legal horse racing betting sites below. 

  • 123bet
  • AmWager.com (with some restrictions)
  • BetAmerica.com
  • Betptc.com
  • Dayatthetrack.com
  • DRFBets.com
  • HollywoodRaces.com
  • KeenelandSelect.com
  • MyRaceBet.com
  • NYRABets.com
  • Paribet.com
  • TVG.com
  • TwinSpires.com
  • Xpressbet.com

The Florida Derby is one of horse racing’s biggest outside of the Triple Crown so it is easy to see that Florida has a good relationship with the sport. There are many racinos in the  state and even for traditional tracks. Sites such as TVG and TwinSpires have been operating in Florida for years giving players an online option as well. Check other betting apps and odds in Florida

Florida horse racing betting sites and tracks
Florida horse racing betting sites and tracks: Gulfstream Park (Hallandale Beach). Photo: Tripadvisor.

Florida Racetracks

Florida is an important player in both thoroughbred racing and breeding and has five racetracks:

  • Gulfstream Park
  • Gulfstream Park West (formerly Calder Race Course)
  • Tampa Bay Downs offering thoroughbred racing
  • Hialeah Park hosting quarter horse racing
  • Pompano Park staging harness racing

The Sunshine State is home to tribal casinos, a state lottery, horse racing and Jai-Alai, an indoor ball game played on a three-walled court. It long offered betting on dog racing, but voters approved a ballot measure in 2018 banning the sport.

Gulfstream Park, in particular, has established itself as one of the jewels of U.S. horse racing. It annually hosts the Grade 1 Florida Derby, a key prep for the Kentucky Derby, and the Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup, the richest race in North America with a purse of $9 million. It’s also the home of the 100-foot-tall Pegasus and Dragon, the 2nd tallest statue in the United States after the Statue of Liberty.