DOVER, Del. (June 8, 2018) - Dover International Speedway fans can now put more than cheers behind their favorite NASCAR drivers as auto racing is a key part of the full sports betting offerings available at neighboring company Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.
At Dover Downs Hotel & Casino's Race & Sports Book, gamblers can place wagers on a wide variety of sports, including auto racing, baseball, basketball, boxing/MMA, football, hockey and soccer. Delaware Gov. John Carney made the first official wager on Tuesday, a winning $10 bet on the Philadelphia Phillies to defeat the Chicago Cubs in Tuesday night's game. The Phillies won 6-1.
There are multiple ways to bet on all Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events, including winner-of-the-race plays, proposition wagers and futures wagering.
For example, drivers are listed with odds to win the race next to them such as:
• Kyle Busch 6-1
• Kevin Harvick 8-1
• Jimmie Johnson 10-1
Typically, 27 drivers are listed individually, along with a "field" (all others) option. In the above example, if you wager $10 on Kevin Harvick and he wins the race, you win $80 plus your $10 back, totaling $90. Early-week odds are adjusted after late-week practice and qualifying sessions.
Futures wagering, such as bets on who will be the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, are listed similar to regular race odds. Drivers are listed such as:
• Kevin Harvick 3-1
• Kyle Busch 4-1
• Martin Truex Jr. 5-1
Proposition wager are also available following each week's practice and qualifying sessions, pitting two drivers against each other in a head-to-head wager. The driver with the better finish in the race wins the match-up. Drivers are listed such as:
• Jimmie Johnson -130
• Kyle Busch +110
In the above example, a wager on Jimmie Johnson for $13 wins $10, returning $23. Wagering $10 on Kyle Busch pays $11, plus your $10 back for a total of $21.
In addition, wagering on NASCAR Stage winners will be available for Dover International Speedway races.
NASCAR Xfinity Series lines are also offered. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series lines will be available when the series returns to Dover International Speedway in May 2019.
Betting lines are supplied by William Hill, the Delaware Lottery's vendor for sports betting. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is an agent of the Delaware Lottery.
"Sports betting, literally trackside, is a great addition to the excitement that is already being generated during our race weekends," said Mike Tatoian, Dover International Speedway's president and CEO. "Our fans over the age of 21 can enjoy wagering on their favorite driver when they are here during the NASCAR playoff run this fall."
Dover International Speedway's next NASCAR tripleheader weekend on Oct. 5-7 includes the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race on Friday, Oct. 5, the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff race on Saturday, Oct. 6, and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race on Sunday, Oct. 7. The Monster Mile will be the first NASCAR track where fans will be able to wager on races when they arrive at the facility.
For tickets or more information, call 800‐441‐RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com. You can also keep up with the Monster Mile at Facebook.com/DoverInternationalSpeedway, or on Twitter and Instagram at @MonsterMile.
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