Dover International Speedway fans can bet on NASCAR auto racing as part of the full sports betting offerings available at neighboring company Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 N. Dupont Highway.
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 June 5, a winning $10 bet on the Philadelphia Phillies to defeat the Chicago Cubs. 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-to-1 odds; Kevin Harvick, 8-to-1 odds; and Jimmie Johnson, 10-to-1 odds.
Typically, 27 drivers are listed individually, along with a “field” — all others — option. In the above example, if someone placed a wager of $10 on Kevin Harvick and he wins the race, they win $80 plus their $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-to-1 odds; Kyle Busch, 4-to-1 odds; and Martin Truex Jr., 5-to-1 odds.
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; and 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 $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.
For more, visit doverspeedway.com.