Put up your rabbit ears and pack some chew in your cheek, as racing group NASCAR is set to be getting live bets for their otherwise un-watchable races.
The revelation comes after NASCAR's parent company, SpeedWay Motorsports Inc. signed a deal with EquiLottery Games to provide different betting games being developed. The series of bets will include lottery and in-race action, including short-term outcomes and final race results that develop as the races transpire. The companies launched a trial at Dover Speedway last year, and had 3,000 spectators place bets.
It's currently unknown what tracks will feature the wagers, as different states have different laws relating to the activity. NASCAR is looking to implement strict integrity rules, with drivers, team owners, crew members, and NASCAR officials barred from betting on the events. If any of those involved are found betting, there could be fines as high as $250,000.
We'll be updating this story as we learn more about the deployment of the wagers.