Dover Downs Adds NASCAR Betting
Dover Downs Racetrack, which is part of Dover Downs Casino, began offering betting at its popular NASCAR racetrack, as part of the state’s sports betting program managed by the Delaware Lottery.
Full sports betting became legal in Delaware under a previous law with May’s U.S. Supreme Court decision removing the federal ban on sports wagering. Race fans began placing bets at the track during last weekend’s NASCAR tripleheader at Dover Downs Racetrack.
A Delaware Lottery kiosk was set up near the Monster Monument at Victory Plaza for the NASCAR weekend.
Dover Downs Casino staff will took bets from the kiosk on Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series and Sunday’s Monster Energy series playoff races. The kiosks also offer a full menu of sports wagers.
Dover Downs Racetrack Assistant Vice President of Marketing Gary Camp told Delaware Public Media that Las Vegas-based William Hill US 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 in the Delaware Public Media interview.