NASCAR updates gambling policy to include eSports events

NASCAR issued an update to the rule book on Thursday to include eNASCAR esports participation in the prohibited gambling activity for members.12.9.2 SPORTS BETTING.a NASCAR Members shall not engage, nor attempt to engage, in any legal or illegal gambling activity (as defined below) relating to any Event:

  • in which NASCAR is involved, including but not limited to, the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and/or NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, and/or eNASCAR esports, or
  • that in the judgment of NASCAR could represent the potential for a conflict of interest, unsportsmanlike conduct, or other action(s) detrimental to stock car auto racing or NASCAR.

This Rule applies to all gambling activities, including without limitation, those available in any gaming facility, casino, lottery gaming facility, Race track gaming facility, on the internet or electronically, or in all other establishments and locations. Gambling activity, for purposes of the above, is defined as placing anything of value at risk, financial or otherwise, in connection with a bet, wager, or Game of Chance..b NASCAR Members shall not instruct, cause, or enable other individual(s) to engage, or attempt to engage, in any legal or illegal gambling activity on an Event, as defined above..c NASCAR Members shall not engage, nor attempt to engage, in any legal or illegal gambling activity relating to any off-track or other occurrences, actions, or proceedings concerning or related to NASCAR or its business, including but not limited to, team/driver signings, Race locations, disciplinary matters, eNASCAR esports participation, or other proposition bets..d NASCAR Members shall not instruct, cause, or enable other individual(s) to engage, or attempt to engage, in any legal or illegal gambling activity relating to any off-track or other occurrences, actions, or proceedings, as defined above.