Just as the green flag signaled the start of the Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix on Saturday at 10 p.m., four of the five large television screens inside the off-Strip Palms Casino Resort’s sportsbook were trained on the race.
The other monitor showed the New Mexico-Fresno State football game, one of the few games still being played during the day’s full slate of college action.
Adam Fayson and Michael Garcia, however, had their eyes focused on one of the many smaller monitors showing the San Diego State-San Jose State game. Both customers had “some heavy action” on the under at 37.5, meaning the combined final score could be more than that figure.
The two and another friend let out a large cheer when the game ended with a 24-13 San Jose State victory.
But would the football fans turn their eyes — and more importantly their betting dollars — to the highly anticipated F1 race?