Sports betting is a preferred gaming offering by many enthusiasts and players are not limited to the widely popular thoroughbred and standardbred horse races solely. This weekend would be a special one for players in Delaware, as the state would see the first legal sports betting on NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway, projected to bring quite the crowd.
NASCAR is anticipating a significant surge of interest towards the end of this week not only because of the previously announced premium tripleheader race but also because of the sports wagering which would be available on site for everyone interested in putting their judgment to the test. Overseen by the Delaware Lottery, this special offering is striving to bring together betting enthusiasts together for the long-anticipated three-day racing congregation.
Xfinity Series is set to take place on Saturday, whereas the Monster Energy series playoff races will transform Sunday into a betting bonanza. Friday is set to bring the “Crosley 125” NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race, giving it a kickstart. NASCAR drivers Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, and Martin Truex Jr. are commonly referred to as “The Big Three”
Betting on NASCAR Races is on the Horizon
Wagering on the said sports events would take place at the special kiosk of the state lottery, joining the already wide range of sports events offering betting to their fans. The odds for these particular events would be generously provided by international gaming giant William Hill guaranteeing ultimate level of proficiency typical for the brand.
As it was confirmed by Assistant Vice President of Marketing Gary Camp, this is going to happen through close inspection of the drivers’ performance during practice sessions. Among the potentially attractive bets which would be available on site, there would be a championship winner one, as well as the dynamic contests between head-to-head matches and manufacturers projected to draw many individuals to the display currently placed in the vicinity of the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza.
The events are anticipated by many since this would mark the first legal sports betting on NASCAR events which would be further utilized by the state.
Dover Introduces Something New
NASCAR is already preparing for the increased interest since experience has shown that sports wagering has the capacity of bringing more people to a given sports event. It has been seeking ways in which it could boost its popularity among viewers. Especially important for the association is to be appealing to the younger demographics and attract new fans with its wide range of races.
Offering sports wagering could prove to be the golden ticket for NASCAR, striving to bring sports betting on its events across the states allowing sports wagering. An equilibrium between gambling and racing should be established as a result, bringing a breath of fresh air to the field.
This could be classified as an added bonus to the already existing excitement around NASCAR drivers and their premium race cars. One of the main reasons why wagers on races might be well-accepted by all parties involved is that up to this point players have already been participating in illegal wagering. There is nothing new being introduced to the field, just an attempt to capitalize on the demonstrated interest towards the activity.
With the help of the state lottery, these two wagering sessions would positively impact the local economy through reinvestment. Over the span of its first day of legal operation, the sports betting field managed to generate some $322,135 in legally placed bets on sports events. The state proved to be a pioneer in the field and launched legal sports betting operation at the beginning of June, only several weeks following the overturning of PASPA by the US Supreme Court.