Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook ready for Belmont States bets

Three months ago, sports came to a halt and along with it sports betting. Tomorrow in a stride towards normalcy, a major event in the sports world is taking place and bets are once again being placed.

Usually the third leg of the Triple Crown, the 2020 Belmont Stakes is now the first race due to the postponement of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes until the fall.

Ten horses are entered for tomorrow’s race with the favorite being number 8 ‘Tiz the Law.’

In an attempt to avoid big crowds and long lines, advanced wagering for the Belmont Stakes opened today at the sportsbooks. Bets are still allowed to be placed on Saturday as well.

While the betting menu has been limited, people have found other events such as MMA, NASCAR, boxing, golf, and even Korean Baseball to bet on.

Sportsbook Manager Brad Carpenter hopes regular sports come back soon though. “A lot of people are just frustrated about not being able to bet. I get phone calls all day asking when certain leagues are going to open and we’re kinda in the same boat as everyone else. We’re watching the news every day, following the Twitter feeds of all the leagues and see when they’re supposed to open. So hopefully end of next month some NBA and NHL and who knows, maybe Major League Baseball as well.”

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