The Las Vegas Grand Prix was a controversial event, but it broke records for sportsbooks. Caesars Sportsbook set a record for the total betting handle for any motorsports event. Other entities like BetMGM, Station Casinos, Westgate SuperBook, and Red Rock Resort also reported record handles for the F1 race. Despite initial legal issues, the race was a success. However, the late-night start time of the race remains a subject of debate. While it was chosen to minimize disruption to local citizens who endured months of headaches due to track construction, efforts are in motion to ensure an earlier start to the race. The race’s 10 p.m. local start time has prompted pushback from drivers and team executives who are traveling from Europe and have urged for an earlier start time to aid in their time-zone acclimation.