As far as racebooks go, TVG is one of the most famous and notorious in America. Primarily, TVG is a horse racing betting site that offers legal real money betting on horse races to residents of the United States. TVG is licensed, regulated and headquartered right here in the USA. This top USA operator has now launched a brand-new mobile app giving users the possibility of mobile horse racing betting. Bringing a dedicated horse racing betting app to states such as New Jersey and Michigan have been a long time coming.
So let’s take a look at the app in detail, with our detailed guide & review below, where we will take you through how to download the app, how to register, and how to take advantage of any bonuses and promotions that come your way. Once reading this you will be able to go ahead and open up your TVG account with loads of knowledge and tips on how make some good money on those horse races!
Downloading the TVG app to your mobile is easy, just follow these steps:
As far as the device compatibility is concerned, you will have to own either an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch least iOS 7.0 version or above. Go to www.tvg.com and register for you account. Follow the link inside your account to go to iTunes, where you can press GET and install the app to your iPhone.
Currently, there is no downloadable Android app from TVG. You can still wager at the racebook, you just need to use the mobile site at www.tvg.com which is compatible with all Android devices and mobiles.
Please Note: The Google Play Store in the US doesn’t yet allow any form of real wagering or gambling apps to be available. To get the official, TVG racebook app when it is released, you will be able to download it correct from the website. Until then, just use the mobile site.
If you get an account with tvg.com you will have access to around 150 race tracks across the US and a few from other parts of the world. TVG offers horse racing fans tonnes of information for you to make informed choices when betting. Every day, you can select from races taking place around the world and place wagers as if you were at the track in person. In fact, you get full track odds on every bet you place online because your wagers are combined with the bets placed by everyone present at the racing track.
You’ll also be able to take advantage of a suite of handicapping tools, news updates and commentary from the pros. This is all stuff that you can use to get those winning bets in! You could argue it’s better to bet online than it is to do it in person. Even though you are not there and able to watch the race in person, you get access to latest stats, horse betting tips and more on the site. And of course, live streaming is available, so you can watch your horse gallop to glory from your home. It’s horse racing betting at its best!
Creating an account with TVG really easy. You can sign up online at tvg.com on mobile or on a computer. Click on the yellow Join Now button and you will need to enter your name, email, set a password, add your mobile number, date of birth and home address. Your welcome bonus promo code should enter automatically to claim a $200 free wager. Scroll and click complete registration and you will be up and running. We found sign up took around 5 minutes in total and was pretty seamless to do. You can sign up from any state, but need to be in one of the states where they operate before you can place a wager.
Betting with TVG
As is commonplace on a site or mobile application, to view available wagering options you will firstly need to get a TVG account. You will need to provide your name, address, contact details etc when you sign up. Once confirmed and your account is up and running, you can then view all the race tracks, that day’s races and the full line-up of handicapping information. You can browse the full track list or click on “upcoming races” to see a quick list of everything they have open. Choose a track or individual list and the website will show you all the betting options for that event.
A real plus point with TVG and one, which if you are a horse racing fan like I am is great, is streaming the races live online. You don’t need the TVG channel to do this, just a valid account. This is available on the site as well as mobile application.
Types of bets available
There are typically three types of bets you get when it comes to placing wagers on horse racing. These are a win bet, a place bet and a show bet. Put simply, this is a wager on which horse will finish first, second or third. A win bet does what it says on the tin, and you are betting on which horse will win outright, although you will only get some winnings if that horse does win. A place bet means you could win if your horse finishes first or second and a show bet has three winning outcomes, a horse that wins the race has also show in it. As TVG are serious about horse racing, all of these bets are available on the main site and also on the mobile platform.
Of course, the higher the risk the higher the reward. So, you will win more if you wager on a win bet over a show bet, and the odds will reflect this.
There is no doubt TVG wanted to make it really easy for horse racing enthusiasts to be able to bet. So, they launched a TVG mobile app. It would be only logical for them to facilitate the betting process inside the app, and guess what? They did. Betting via the TVG app is easy and simple, all you need to do is download the app and sign-in/sign-up. Available on mobile and iPhone, we are still waiting on an Android version. We hope there is one in the pipeline and introduced soon.
Once you have completed this step, the next course of action will be to find a race. Whether you are selecting the race by time, by favorites or by looking for the track, it will be the same. With TVG, you will be able to bet on the biggest and most prestigious US horse races, such as the Kentucky Derby. Following this, you simply just need to select the racer, input the chosen stake and choose the type of bet. Confirmation will then be required and if you are happy, the bet will be processed and live.
You can watch the race in the live video section inside the app, or on the site if you want a bigger screen, or alternatively if you are not a good watcher you can check back later for the results. There are several tracks you can choose from such as Churchill Downs and Turf Paradise. There are also lots of famous races including the Kentucky Derby, Breeder’s cup, Belmont Stakes and the Pegasus World Cup.
Where can you wager with the TVG app?
The TVG app contains lots of great features and options, but not everybody will be able to download and use it. With the regulation of gambling bills in the USA, the app does have limited availability. However, horse racing fans who enjoy a wager from 32 out of 50 states can download it and enjoy placing those bets. TVG is available in New Jersey and has a dedicated app and site called 4NJBets. They also have dedicated app and site in Pennsylvania, this being called PABets.
Here is a list of all the states where TVG is legal and available to wager and download:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
In terms of the design and look and feel of the app, it is very similar to their website. It appears the designers and app developers felt their users would feel comfortable with something that they are already familiar with. As mentioned above in our review, when using the app on Android, it is just a mobile version of the website accessed via a web browser.
The app is easy to use for betting, and we never really wondered where things were or got lost. It has all of the features you would come to expect from using a modern-day app, from alerts to notifications, to live streams and more. It is safe to say that if you are a fan of the website, you will almost certainly be a fan of the app as well.
One of the things we love about the app is getting ‘race alerts’ sent to our phone. You get a notification 5 minutes before the races are due to start and then another notification when the result is official. Live streaming of course is another welcome bonus when using the mobile platform. As well as the main site, you just need to tap ‘live’ and the live stream will appear at the top of your mobile device while you can scroll through the races and place your bets in the lower portion. Watching live racing on the go on your phone is great!
Bonuses and Promotions with TVG
New players can take advantage of a two-part welcome bonus from TVG. For this to be triggered, you need to be registered and fulfill the necessary requirements. The welcome offer is a no risk free bet. To qualify, players must place an eligible bet within 15 days of opening an account. Sign up at www.tvg.com to get your account
It must be a single bet, there will be no exotic bets eligible for the offer. If the bet loses, the amount wagered will be reimbursed – up to $200. Users will then have 30 days to use the bonus to place another wager before it becomes void. If you need some funds whilst using the TVG application, it is worthwhile taking advantage of the TVG welcome offer. Register as a user via TVG app and claim your $200 risk-free bet welcome bonus. TVG has some great free bet promotions that run regularly, so it is always worth checking for updates.
TVG offers a rewards program. All you need to do to enrol is lick on the “enrol” button on the wager rewards’ opt-in page.
What could be improved on the TVG app?
One of the big issues for the TVG mobile app is the lack of options for Android users. Turning to a web browser nowadays is not very professional, and whilst it is usable, it is not the slick fast version that iPhone users will enjoy. There is also a lack of withdrawal options.
The TVG customer service agents will do all they can to solve any queries or issues you may have. You will need to click the contact us button from the account section, which can be located by clicking on the more option. Then choose which question is the most suitable for you. If you are in a hurry, a phone call is the best option, whilst of course you can always e-mail or get in touch via social media on Facebook or Twitter.
There are not a great deal of deposit or withdrawal options available at the moment, but here is a list of those that are available. To deposit funds:
- Credit Card
- Debit Card
- TVG prepaid card
There are only two withdrawal options currently available which are a bank transfer and BetCash. It is hoped the operator will be adding some more options imminently.
In a word, yes. TVG are one of the largest and best online racebooks in America, so you can feel safe betting on those horse races!
TVG has been operating for two decades and is fully legal, depending on which state you are in of course. Please make sure you check your state’s laws before attempting to play.
As long as you are 21 or older, and it is legal in your state, you can bet with TVG either on the main TVG site or the TVG mobile application.
You can use the racebook in any of these states:
Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, California, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Maryland, Montana, New, Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.