TVG.com is among the best horse racing bookmakers that provide players an avenue to bet on some of the top racing US and global tracks. With over two decades in the industry, the racebook has gained the much-needed experience to attract and retain players. There is more to the website with TVG offering other products such as a mobile platform that has been made available to all the players.
Many, if not all, online racebooks, sportsbooks, and casinos are incorporating mobile platforms to their products to tap more customers into their fold. We are living in a smartphone era with a majority of the people on their phones almost every time. TVG.com mobile platform sees both a mobile site version rolled out for iOS and Android users and an app version that has only been made accessible to iOS users. Below is everything you need to know about the TVG.com app.
How to download the app
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The app provided by the website is only accessible to iOS users. No Android app had been rolled out at the time of writing this review and this remains to be seen if it will change. So for Android users, they can only enjoy the site version since TVG.com uses HTML 5 technology which allows players to access the site’s products and services directly on the phone’s browser. Some of the browsers you can use for a great experience include; Opera Mini and Chrome
iOS users will have two avenues they can download the app directly from. The first avenue is directly from the website while the second is from the App Store. However, a point to note is that three different iOS apps are available on the website. Residents from New Jersey will have theirs, Pennsylvanians will also have a tailored app, and the next will be available for everyone who is in a location that has had online racing betting legalized.
The following is a guideline on how to download the iOS app from the website;
- Launch your phone’s browser and search for TVG mobile app
- Ensure your location settings are turned on so that you can access the app that is tailored for your location
- On the page provided, click the ‘Download Now’ option
- You will then be redirected to the Apple Store where after clicking on ‘Get’ your app will start downloading and once completed, it will be automatically installed and later can launch the app and start wagering
Alternatively, you can launch the App Store and search for the apps;
- PABets – Pennsylvania
- 4NJBets – New Jersey
- TVG – All other states that have legalized racing events
After your search is complete, you can proceed to click ‘Get’ on the app and complete the download process.
All eligible states are as follows;
- Wyoming Maryland
- West Virginia Massachusetts
- West Virginia
- New Hampshire
- North Dakota
- New York
- New Mexico
- New Jersey
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Play Poker on Mobile
TVG.com has only been tailored for horse races which means that no other platform has been hosted on the platform. Poker is becoming popular with every passing day in the US but still has not made its debut in TVG.com
Horse Racing Wagering on Mobile
This is the only platform provided on the website and has also been comprehensively dealt with on the application. On the first log into the app, you will notice a carefully organized lobby with every content fitting perfectly to the screen size. The text quality, graphics, and colors, have also been top-notch. Below the page will be the main control bar where the following options will be provided; Home, Tracks, Bets, Picks, and more. To view the upcoming races, you will click on the option ‘Tracks’ and you can choose your preferred race type between thoroughbred or harness and also get to choose the races on the regions you prefer; between the United States and International.
In the Track section also, you will be welcomed to over 150 different tracks on the app which include Gulfstream, Del Mar, Keeneland, Santa Anita, Monmouth Park, Churchill Downs, and more. While at it, the app will allow you to access handicapping info which is crucial in providing details while you choose a horse to back. You will also get access to view the top picks of the day that have been perfectly put out by the experts. One can also view the results of the past events that can draw a picture of what you can expect in the horses you back. Additionally, other details such as statistics, form, jockey, TVG tips, past performances, race replays, full race conditions, and more insights will be available for you on the app.
While you make your wagers on the platform you can enjoy odds that are regularly updated and also several betting options/types made available on the website. Both standard and exotic bet types are hosted and they include the following;
- Win – The most straightforward type of bet where you will select the horse that will take the first position
- Place – In this type of bet, you will be required to select the horse that will finish in either position 1 or position 2 in the race
- Show – This type of bet will require you to select the horse that will finish in either position 1, position 2 or position 3 in the race
The exotic bet types you will come across on the platform are;
- Exacta – This is a bet type where you pick two horses that should finish the race in position one and position two in that order
- Quinella – This is slightly the opposite of exacta where you will pick two horses that should finish the race in either position 1 or position 2 in no particular order
- Trifecta – A riskier type of bet than the aforementioned where you will pick three horses that should finish in position 1, position 2, and position 3, in that order
- Superfecta – This type of better will involve you selecting four horses that should finish a race in positions 1, 2, 3, and 4 in a specific order.
Live Streaming on Mobile
TVG.com has offered a live streaming feature to the players that allows them to watch among the top races including the popular Breeders Cup, Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes, Preakness, and more. You can view the top races in and outside of the US through the channels TVG and TVG2. The website will provide 10 hours free for streaming every month but you can add more hours if you wish to on the platform. An additional 10 hours will go for $3. You will enjoy impressive graphics on the feature which is positive.
Play Bingo on Mobile
As earlier stated, TVG.com has only provided a racing platform on the website which means Bingo is not available to the players. However, this can change with time.
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Cash-out is one of the revered features on any bookmaker since it allows players to take control of their wagers by taking an early payout if the bet is winning or taking the remaining stake if a bet is losing. All this will be done before an event is over. Unfortunately, cash-out is not eligible for racebooks.
Various promotions have been provided on the app which have a bonus promise to the players. They range from the welcome bonus, refer a friend, and many more. All of the offers can be viewed from the ‘Promotions’ section which will be available on the menu option at the bottom of the page. Some of the offers are as follows;
- Welcome Offer – Get a risk-free bet of $200
A new sports player will be welcomed with a 100% match up to $200 on the first sports wager made. This means if your first wager was $60, you will receive a $60 risk-free bet.
All the offers will be subject to terms and conditions which you should go through before claiming them. Check if a TVG promo code is required to avoid disappointment.
The app launched for iOS users has been friendly tailored to the users and has been comprehensively dealt with. The options are easy to find and with TVG.com, the players can view the tracks, their bets, access handicapping store, get to view the past performances, results, daily picks from the experts and so much more. Android users can, on the other hand, access the web browsers version which closely resembles the app. The major highlight is that the mobile platform will allow live streaming on the option ‘Watch TVG’.
However, Android players would appreciate it if an app was also tailored for them and generally, the players would love if other platforms would find their way on the websites. Platforms like Sports, Casino, Poker, and Bingo would be positively received.