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Trackside Illinois OTB Events and Promotions
Can't make it to the track? Looking for a different kind of excitement? Trackside Off-Track Betting brings all the thrills and challenges of a day at the races right to your town! With convenient locations throughout the state of Illinois and various events and promotions throughout the year, Trackside gets you close to the action no matter where you are.
2013 TRACKSIDE OTB LIVE MONEY HANDICAPPING CONTESTS
Trackside OTB will offer a variety of handicapping contests throughout 2013! Whether you're looking to win a expense-paid Vegas trip & handicapping berth, cash prizes, or entries into other contests, we have something for everyone! Prior to each contest, handicapper M. Scott McMannis will host a one-hour seminar on tournament basics as well as covering selected races from the day's live racing card.
2013 PIGSKINS & PONIES
The Pigskins and Ponies Pick-7 Challenge is a Pick-7 game available at all 11 Trackside OTB Locations and at Mr. D's Sports Bar inside Arlington International Racecourse. The weekly prize starts at $1,000 and grows each week by $250 if there is no winner. To win, you must select all 3 races and 4 football game winners correctly. If there are multiple winners, the pot will be split evenly each week. As an additional exciting part of the contest, we will have a random drawing each week of the contest at each location at 5:00 p.m. Players can win vouchers, Arlington and Trackside Merchandise, and other football-related giveaways.
2013 PONY UP POOL FEATURING HANDICAPPER JOE KRISTUFEK
Play in our Pony Up Pool by placing a $20 stake in a wagering pool. Joe Kristufek will make bets with our pool money to double, triple, or quadruple our winnings! In our past pools, players have walked away with anywhere between $21 and $53 each! Also enjoy food & drink specials and giveaways (subject to OTB location)!
TRACKSIDE SALUTES: 2013 VETERAN'S DAY CELEBRATION
Join us at Trackside Rockford for our special event dedicated to veteran and current soldiers. On Friday, November 8th, 2013, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Trackside & horseplayernow.com handicapper, Joe Kristufek, will host a celebration in Shooter's Bar & Grill on the first floor of Don Carter Lanes. We will be providing free wagering vouchers, free assistance from handicapper, Joe Kristufek, awesome raffle prizes, and an invitation to join us at Arlington Int’l Racecourse in 2014 with race dedications for each branch of service & those who have served.
HORSESHOES & SNOWSHOES: WEEKLY WINTER CHALLENGE
It's getting colder out, but Wednesdays at Trackside Hodgkins at Salerno Pincente Ristorante & OTB just got hotter! Check out our new weekly challenge, Horseshoes & Snowshoes, where you can win money weekly in November & December starting November 6th, 2013, every Wednesday at Trackside Hodgkins.
DRF/NTRA NHC QUALIFIERS SEPT. 14-15 & SEPT. 21-22
FEEDER CONTEST SEPT. 7
This September, handicapping contest players will get two chances to earn a berth in the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) to be held in Las Vegas in January 2014 with separate two-day contests to be held Sept. 14-15 at Arlington International Racecourse and Sept. 21-22 at Trackside Villa Park. Each contest will be a live-money handicapping contest on races from Arlington. In addition to the Sept. 14-15 and Sept. 21-22 NHC Qualifiers, Trackside Waukegan will offer a feeder contest on Sept. 7 where the top three finishers will receive paid berths into the Sept. 21-22 Trackside Villa Park Qualifier. Click here for more info.
KEGS & THOROUGHBREDS
Our Kegs & Thoroughbreds series celebrates the coming of summer, the sport of kings – thoroughbred horseracing, handicapping seminars, and locally brewed craft beer!
Players will pick a specified number of horses to finish in first place in designated races for the Wednesday Contest and Sunday Contest. $5 per entry which includes a program, drink, and entry form. Runs during the entire Arlington Int'l Racecourse live meet!