The 2021 Belmont Stakes will take place on Saturday, June 5th (post time of 6:49pm). The race will return to it’s normal distance of 12 furlongs (1 1/2 miles) and it’s usual position as the third leg of the Triple Crown. This is after last years race was shortened and bumped to the first race of the Triple Crown due to the 2020 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes being postponed because of the covid-19 pandemic.
This years Belmont Stakes will not have a Triple Crown on the line after Medina Spirit was unable to follow up his Kentucky Derby win with a win at the Preakness Stakes (finishing third). That said, the Belmont Stakes is still one of the biggest horse races of the year and being nationally televised on NBC from 5-7pm EST, I still expect plenty of betting action on this years race. For this reason I wanted to add this page to help new Florida bettors easily get some action on this years Belmont Stakes.
On this page I will outline the best sportsbook for Florida residents, look at the betting climate in Florida, take a peek at the Belmont Stakes odds and finish up with an easy to follow 3 step guide to help you get your Belmont Stakes bets placed online.
Top Racebook For Florida Residents
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BetOnline is our top rated online betting site for Florida residents interested in betting on the Belmont Stakes.
They are offering new players a risk free $25 bet on the race, a 7% daily rebate on horse racing wagers and a first deposit bonus of up to $1000. Check out our review for all the details.
Belmont Stakes Betting in Florida
It’s not currently legal to operate a sportsbook in Florida (with the recent federal rulings this could change in the near future). At this time Florida residents who want to bet on sports online must do so at a betting site that is licensed and regulated outside of the USA. BetOnline.ag falls into this category as it is licensed and regulated in Panama and accepts players from across the USA, including Florida.
Florida does allow horse race betting at the racetracks though, so you can also place your bets on the Belmont Stakes at any local tracks such as Gulfstream Park or Tampa Bay Downs in Florida.
That said, if you want to bet from the comfort of your own home BetOnline.ag is your best option. Check out our Florida sports betting page for a further look at the sports betting legalities in the State.
Belmont Stakes Betting Lines
Here is a screenshot of the current fixed futures odds for the Belmont Stakes race from BetOnline (from May 27th). These odds could change as we get closer to the race.
Essential Quality is the favorite at odds of +275. He won his 5 career races and entered the Kentucky Derby as the favorite before finishing 4th. Rombauer, the Preakness Stakes winner, is the second favorite.
Bet On The Belmont Stakes From Florida – 3 Step Guide
Follow these three steps to bet on the Belmont Stakes online.
Step 1. Open a BetOnline.ag Account
Click the above link and fill out the short form on the home page to open your account.
BetOnline is our top rated betting site for Florida residents. They are primarily focused on the American market and this shows through in their bet offerings and customer service.
Step 2. Deposit
After logging into your account click on the green ‘Deposit’ or ‘Cashier’ button in the top right corner, choose your deposit method and complete the instructions to make your deposit.
BetOnline accepts credit card, bitcoin, a variety of online payment services and bank wires.
Step 3. Place Your Belmont Stakes Wagers
There are two different ways to place your Belmont Stakes bets depending on if you’re placing your wager leading up to race day or actually on June 5th.
Leading Up To Race Day
Before race day you can place your bets in the Sports section of the BetOnline website. Click ‘Sports’ from the top navigation bar, open the ‘Horse Racing’ drop down menu in the left sidebar and select ‘Horse Futures’. Then you should select the horse you are looking to bet on, click ‘Straight Bet’ under ‘Bet Slip’ in the right sidebar, enter your risk amount and place your bet.
Here’s a screenshot with some arrows showing you the clicks you would have to make to place a bet on Essential Quality:
On Race Day (June 5th)
On race day you should select ‘Racebook’ from the top navigation bar to be taken to the BetOnline Racebook. From here you can select ‘Belmont Park’ under the ‘Thoroughbred’ drop down menu, and then select the Belmont Stakes race. Choose the type of wager you want to make (Straight, Exacta, Trifecta, etc) and make your betting selections and click the ‘Add to bet slip’ button. Once you’ve added all of the bets you want to make click on ‘Submit all bets’ in the right sidebar to confirm your wagers.
Check out our horse race betting section if you’re new to betting on the horses to learn more about the various bets you can make on a race. We also have a dedicated Belmont Stakes betting page that you can check out as well.
That’s it. Ready to bet? Click here to visit BetOnline.ag.