So, you want to bet a Kentucky Derby horse, but just can’t wait until the next pari-mutuel pool?
Wynn Las Vegas is one of the many strip locations that offer fixed odds wagering on the Derby. Casino bookies begin listing 2-year-olds in late summer of the previous year, so the odds on many colts running regularly over the last six months have been bet down.
But there is hope. That’s because most race & sports book supervisors work at their jobs because they have a strong interest in sports, not horse racing. This is good because many times they aren’t paying attention to key allowance races in the spring, or they are late changing their odds after Derby prep races.
Of course, you need to be in Las Vegas to make a future bet, but if you win you can mail the ticket in and you’ll get a check returned to you.
Other Las Vegas books that have Kentucky Derby odds include The Palms, The Las Vegas Hilton and Terrible Herbst (Lucky’s).
Maiden King is now carrying Kentucky Derby future book odds from the Wynn Las Vegas. Look on the right side of this page under “Blogroll” then click on “Wynn Ky Derby Futures.”
The following are the Wynn odds on some of the Derby contenders as of March 16: Dunkirk, 10/1; Friesan Fire, 8/1; Imperial Council, 25/1; Pioneerof the Nile, 10/1; Quality Road, 15/1; The Pamplemousse, 10/1; and Win Willy, 60/1.