Horse racing is quite popular in Maine in 2021. Players are welcome to bet the ponies online at betting websites such as TwinSpires. There are also a few tracks in operation which mostly offer harness racing.
Best Horse Betting Sites in Maine
Advance deposit wagering on horse races via phone or online is legal in the state. Among other major ADW Maine horse racing betting sites catering to residents are:
- DRFBets (No Bangor Raceway)
Wagering on Horse Racing in Maine
Maine has an odd assortment of laws on gambling. It has two state-licensed casinos – Oxford Casino in Oxford and Hollywood Casino in Bangor – but does not permit the four federally recognized tribes in the state to conduct casino gaming.
It also permits horse racing while explicitly banning dog racing. The state also allows bingo and charitable gaming such as raffles.
The state is home to two live racing venues:
- Scarborough Downs in Scarborough
- Bangor Raceway in Bangor (Hollywood Casino)
Both live racing venues in Maine host standardbred harness racing meetings. Residents also are allowed to bet on thoroughbred and quarter horse racing via a simulcasting network that includes both racetracks and four other locations in Brunswick, Lewiston, Sanford, and Waterville.