The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize sports gambling in the United States will unlock billions of dollars for investors, casino operators, and even restaurant chains looking to get in on the action.
Legalized gambling could make the NFL up to $2.3 billion per year. The NBA and MLB combined could generate $1.7 billion a year. And the NHL is looking at a $200-million-per-year payday.
But it’s difficult to tap directly into the actual sports leagues.
And I’ve already outlined how we can make money off states with legal sports books.
Pennsylvania, for example, has multiple teams in all four major sports and legalized sports gambling.
That could be worth $12 billion a year, which will boost tax revenue and make its highly rated bonds even more attractive investments.
Today, I’m going to show you a completely new way to tap into sports gambling and the $76 billion sports entertainment industry.
And this gambling stock has the potential to double your money nearly overnight…
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Auto racing is the seventh most popular sport in the United States. And it could be the big winner of legalized gambling.
“Interest can be generated for NASCAR and a lot of different sports just because people will now have a betting interest in the outcome,” Denis McGlynn, CEO of both Dover International Speedway and Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, told ESPN last May.
If you’ll recall, I recommended Dover Downs stock to our readers right after the Supreme Court decision. The firm was purchased by the Rhode Island casino operator Twin River, banking returns of up to 103% for our readers.
You see, I knew sports gambling in proximity to racetracks would provide a jolt to the sport. Sure enough, the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s race and sports book have been a lively location, according to an October 2018 report from The Washington Post.
And when I recommended Dover Downs, it was a severely undervalued stock. In fact, at the time, the owner of Dover International Speedway was trading at a paltry 0.5 price-to-book value.
That’s red meat for companies ready to expand their gambling business. More importantly, it could mean big profits for you too, which is how our readers were able to double their money on the buyout. Paid-up subscribers are also seeing even more lucrative deals – with upsides of 300%, 500%, and even 787% – thanks to our Max Wealth approach. Check it out here.
Now, I’m looking at another undervalued business ripe for a takeover. But something else about it caught my eye.
In January, NASCAR issued a new rule barring drivers and team members from gambling on the sport. That might seem like an obvious rule to make, but it went deeper than that.
I got the hunch that the sport is going to make a bigger splash and welcome greater integration of gambling like the other major sports in the country. So, I started to look around the sport for opportunities to make money.
And I’ve stumbled on a must-own company that is a surefire acquisition target given its significant assets in NASCAR.
Not only is this company is massively undervalued – just like Dover Downs was – but its racetracks and other assets are worth more than the company’s market capitalization. That makes it a prime acquisition target for the year ahead.
Here’s your next chance to double your money…
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The company that popped up on our radar is Speedway Motorsports Inc. (NYSE: TRK).
Now, this might not be a firm you know. But millions of NASCAR fans travel to its tracks every year. Their eight premier tracks include Charlotte Motor Speedway and the famed Bristol Motor Speedway.
This company hosts 24 sanctioned races a year at those locations, plus crowd-pleasing qualifying races, the Richard Petty Driving Experience, and countless concerts and events. In 2016, it hosted a college football game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech at the Bristol Motor Speedway. This set the attendance record for an NCAA game.
While NASCAR might only be the nation’s seventh most popular sport, it has an extremely loyal fan base that personally spends hundreds if not thousands of dollars at the races on tickets, souvenirs, food, and drinks every year.
That sort of fan engagement gives us a company that would turn a profit just on its TV contract alone. In fact, it grew its profits by 275% in 2017.
Plus, it owns a lot of other valuable assets. For example, the firm owns more than 8,100 acres of land in places like Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Las Vegas. All said, that land is worth about $88,250 per acre, and that’s without quantifying all of the buildings and facilities.
Now here’s how we’ll make a lot of money.
Racetracks like these could become the new gambling hot spots, just like casinos at horse racing tracks. Not only do these facilities have ample room for added sports books – or even casinos – but they are looking for added revenue between races.
Plus, the gambling action could be enormous on race days. That’s potentially why NASCAR issued its rule on drivers and team members gambling: It could be at tracks very soon.
And with Speedway being so undervalued, an established company in the gambling sector looking to expand could scoop it up at an extreme discount.
Chair Ollen Bruton Smith (who is 91 years old) and his family own more than 70% of the stock, so that they can act as quickly as they want to. If they got a solid premium for their stake, we could easily see a double on this stock.
Right now, it’s not expensive. Its enterprise-to-EBIT is just over 10.5 (making it attractive.) And its price-to-tangible-book value sits around 1.17. If we see that figure trickle down toward 1, it would be a steal on the market.
After all, the industry price-to-TBV is currently 6.55 times. The consistent free cash flow could be very attractive to a private equity buyer or entertainment company.
— Garrett Baldwin
Source: Money Morning