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.

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Posted by budwiser
1 year ago

And the big 3 sports leagues can say they aren't sticking up for the people, but THE PEOPLE VOTED AND THEY ALREADY SAID THEY WANT IT!! So just who do the Big 3 leagues and DOJ represent? Huh? Makes you SICK. POWER CORRUPTS.
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Posted by budwiser
1 year ago

Let's face it-this is a people vs the power case! DOJ and big 3 have all the $ and the big gun lawyers, vs just the State of New Jersey, trying to stick up for a failing Atlantic City and lack of revenue-they're the ones sticking up for the little guy!!!!!
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Posted by budwiser
1 year ago

Yeah I just saw that! Jersey's legal team has to send thins info to the courts ASAP! !!! NASCAR SUPPORTS legalized gambling! I have yet to hear the NHL, Arena Football, Lingerie League, Major League Lacrosse, MLS, Tennis etc. chime in! This enforces the MONOPOLY that the big 3 leagues have over the people-thinking they can bully the courts and continue to dominate the sports landscape unchallenged-and the TYRANNY that the DOJ has in that they're people from doing what they wish! Found this article: http://blog.northjersey.com/meadowlandsmatters/6282/nascar-embracing-gambling-via-video-slot-machines-at-u-s-casinos/
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Posted by budwiser
1 year ago

"Yeah I just saw that! Jersey's legal team has to send thins info to the courts ASAP! !!! NASCAR SUPPORTS legalized gambling! I have yet to hear the NHL, Arena Football, Lingerie League, Major League Lacrosse, MLS, Tennis etc. chime in! This enfor..."