UPDATE: The biggest derby in the horse racing world is THIS WEEKEND - get in on the action with a risk-free $200 from TVG!

I'm sick and tired of video games and Zoom hangouts. I think everybody is missing live sports, and my friends and I are no exception. All of those online group game chats can only keep us occupied for so long.

Every year, a big group of us always go to the races, and no matter what - rain or shine, win or lose, we always have the best time. When I heard that live horse racing was coming back, I was pumped. Even though my buddies and I can't go watch it live, we can still get in on the action by making bets (and hopefully winning some money).

I've made a few bets online before, but I'm super careful where I place them. A few weeks ago, my friend Don mentioned that he'd been using the TVG app to keep up with all the action on the track.

As I said, I like to make a bet here and there, but considering we were going to be missing out on our annual trip, I decided to check it out.

I wasn't sure I'd wanna place enough bets to warrant setting up an entire account dedicated to horse race betting, but I was super tempted when I saw the great promo for first-time users.

Once you register your account online or through the app (available for iOS), new users are eligible for a $200 risk-free bet! All you have to do is place a single horse win bet, and if you lose, TVG will put up to $200 right back into your account as a wagering credit. I'm still kind of a rookie, so I liked that I could test it out with nothing to lose.

Once I downloaded the app, I gave them some basic info like my name and address, and then I was ready to place a bet. Luckily, there are tons of races coming up over the next few months. The full schedule is available online or through the TVG app, as well as real time results.

Placing a bet is easy; you can make a deposit to your online account with PayPal or by linking your credit or debit card. I gotta say, I'm really impressed by how easy the app is to use. There's tricks and tips if you're new to betting, and lots of real time stats and info if you're a total pro.

TVG has helped fill the gaping hole that I felt ever since most sports paused.

I can't wait for all the races over the next few months, and thanks to the TVG app, keeping up with everything has never been easier.