NASCAR Will Be Getting Live Bets

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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.

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14 February 2019 - 6:32pm
Quote: racing group NASCAR is set to be getting live bets for their otherwise un-watchable races.

Why is that're not a NASCAR fan?

I'm not by the way but could see a race or two yearly...

The most of the NASCAR fans should be quite happy with the new in-race betting I think, that would definitely bring even more drama to it...but as Dustin said above it would be interesting where that could be implemented because of the different gambling rules in any of the states.