NASCAR launches in-race betting at Las Vegas playoff race

20 September 2019

The National Association for Stock Car Racing (NASCAR) launched in-race betting Sunday, at the first race of the NASCAR Cup playoffs in Las Vegas. Bets were offered on in Las Vegas as well as casinos in three other states.

Offered in partnership with NASCAR's betting provider Genius Sports, players will be able to place wagers after the starting flag on stage winners and the final race winner in Las Vegas, or at the Resorts World Catskills Casino in New York, the Q Casino in Iowa, and the Pearl River Casino in Mississippi.

NASCAR's managing director of gaming Scott Warfield said he felt that the launch at a limited number of sportsbooks to start with will give NASCAR the information it needs to perfect its in-race model in time for its signature event, the Daytona 500, in February 2020.

“Using this playoff stretch until mid-November with just a few sportsbooks located all around the country is a great opportunity for us to build more information as we launch more fully in 2020 for the Daytona 500,” Warfield said.

“We’ll take a lot of the feedback, research and data and we’ll continue to fine tune the product. That’s why having a partner like Genius Sports is key because we can adapt and evolve as demand changed.”

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