NASCAR leads the way for leagues when it comes to gambling
Over the years, Covers has had the door slammed in its face by every major pro and college sports league more times than a door-to-door vacuum salesman.
Whenever we've sought a comment for a story, we've been treated like a mirage - the same way the leagues approach gambling in general.
All except for one, that is: NASCAR.
NASCAR actually reached out to us a few years ago to give us access to their media site and to let us know we could contact them whenever we needed anything.
The public relations guy I spoke to told me NASCAR gets it. People bet. They like to bet on their favorite sports to add a little more fun and maybe win some cash too.
Now NASCAR is becoming the first major pro sports league to offer a slot machine and an officially licensed gaming machine.
The game “gives each player the opportunity to essentially become the driver" where players race on a simulated Daytona Speedway.
There's a “a life-changing progressive award” starting at $750,000 so if you like the slots, keep an eye for the game at a casino near you.
New hot spot for pony players
There could be a new vacation destination for horse players - Hong Kong. Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), the only legal gambling institution there, has reported wagers of HK$93.8 billion (US$12bn)
on 83 horse racing meets in the fiscal year ending June 30. That beats Nevada by 19 percent.Odds & ends
What's your favorite sportsbook? Bet you don't like it as much as this guy likes Pinnacle.
America's first strip club in a casino
opens next month in Atlantic City.
The head of the Nevada Gaming Control Board is retiring
Lawyer Alan Koslow says we could see a decision in the New Jersey sports betting case
before Labor Day.