Martinsville Speedway makes way for sports betting

Southside Virginia News

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Sports betting is coming to the Martinsville Speedway.

NASCAR, in partnership with WynnBET — associated with Wynn Resorts — has launched the WynnBET mobile app and is being awarded an online betting permit in the Commonwealth.

Fans will be able to experience an immersive betting experience through the speedway and NASCAR’s partnership with WynnBET.

Clay Campbell, President of the Martinsville Speedway, told fans can expect to see sports betting lounges set up around the facility.

“We congratulate our partners at WynnBET on being awarded an online sports betting permit  in the Commonwealth of Virginia,” said Campbell. “Through our NASCAR partnership, we will work together to provide fans with an unforgettable experience on and off the track as WynnBET brings a new premium experience to our loyal race fans.”

“As we work closely with WynnBET to deliver a state-of-the-art race engagement tool for our race fans, we are grateful to the Virginia Lottery for leading this process and we look forward to welcoming this new experience in Virginia,” said Tim Clark, SVP and Chief Digital Officer for NASCAR, in an article shared by the Martinsville Speedway on Tuesday, March 16.

Back in 2020, the Commonwealth’s General Assembly passed legislation to legalize sports betting and getting sports betting licenses via the Virginia Lottery.

Officials say the WynnBET sports betting license application highlighting the partnership with the Martinsville Speedway was among 25 submitted to the Virginia Lottery in October 2020. Now, WynnBET is reportedly one of six gaming operators authorized for sports betting in Virginia.

“WynnBET has expanded its portfolio of bet types offered on its mobile app this NASCAR season, including pre-race and in-play bets. Future bet types currently being explored include top-finishing drivers, driver matchups, stage winners and bets tied to the number of the winning car (over/under), among others,” the Martinsville Speedway said in Tuesday’s statement. “As the NASCAR season continues to unfold, WynnBET expects to expand its offering to include live, in-play betting through a partnership with Genius Sports and live betting product, Betgenius, as the sport continues to strengthen its position around in-play sports betting. For more information, visit WynnBET.com.”

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