Delaware Public Media

Sports betting available at the track for NASCAR weekend

Sep 30, 2018

Race fans will be able to place bets at the track during this weekend’s NASCAR tripleheader at Dover Downs Racetrack.

A Delaware Lottery kiosk will be set up near the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza for NASCAR weekend.

Dover Downs Casino staff will be taking bets from the kiosk on Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series and Sunday’s Monster Energy series playoff races as well as the full menu of sports.

Dover Downs Racetrack Assistant Vice President of Marketing Gary Camp says Las Vegas odds-makers William Hill will set the odds for individual drivers.

“They will crunch the numbers. They will be looking closely at qualifying speeds and practice sessions and they'll come out with odds that reflect who is performing well on the track,” said Camp.

This is the first time in NASCAR history fans can legally bet on a race on location.

Multiple types of wagers can be placed on the races including the season championship winner, matchups between manufacturers and head to head matches.

“So, you know, you’ll be able to possibly bet Jimmy Johnson will finish higher than Kyle Bush, for example, and just anything this that will keep you more engaged with the racing on the track we think will be a positive,” said Camp.

Engines fire up for the weekend’s first race Friday, October 5th.