Conventional wisdom holds that sports and entertainment betting cannot be equated because, like apples and oranges, they are two different things.
However, somewhat oddly, considering the demographic groups that many entertainment / policy proposals are designed to appeal to, sports players are their highest bettors (although more than a few Pasadena elderly women eagerly await the Academy Awards each anus).
If you don’t believe it, watch the frenzy on internet game posting forums if Pinny kills “American Idol” odds for even a few hours.
Teeney-boppers may understand the target audience, but they are not the ones who dictate sports betting on the island.
“It’s hard to compare entertainment accessories to our sports accessories,” said a Bodog.com book manager.
“Sports accessories are often the interest of crazy sports fans for statistics, while entertainment accessories are more aimed at bragging rights of water coolers.
“People are personally proud to predict Greg Oden’s total points, but they will tell everyone they know if they correctly predicted the winner of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ or if they have invested a few dollars in who will be the father of the next child. Britney’s (Bodog’s choices include Bill Clinton, George Bush and, at 1/12, Hugh Hefner) “.
Nevada players only allow betting on purely college and professional sports competitions, along with racing cars, buggies, and four-legged creatures – all things that don’t involve voting.
No Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, nothing, except boxing.
(Hmmm … could that sound of music be the tinkling of Sin City’s coffers in anticipation of next month’s De La Hoya-Mayweather megamatch?
It is said on the street that it will be the biggest payday in the Las Vegas ring, bigger than Frazier-Ali, Leonard-Hearns and the infamous Tyson-Holyfield bite fight a decade ago.)
Gambling on politics, a “sport” in many minds, especially when it comes to US elections, is very popular, except in the United States, where betting on the vote is prohibited.
Vine whispered that several high-profile American players, however, leaned on each other by strategically betting GW futures online in 2004.
This year, some Caribbean gambling shops have already reduced their 2008 US presidential betting fields to a trio of candidates (Olympian / Greek) in each main match.
Others list long lists of candidates (Gamblers Palace) or have cut the hook by narrowing the proposal down to whether Democrats or Republicans will prevail (CRIS).
Hillary, but watch out for Barack! – and Rudy are current favorites.
The former mayor of New York City appears to be the public’s choice in a showdown with the former First Lady, though polls indicate that many people believe ticket holders won’t be determined for 10 months or more and that HRC might have a better chance of doing it. win the nomination than a general election.
However, be careful for now.
Some books attempt to hook suckers on fishy lures, like listing the foreign-born Governor of California. Arnold Schwarzenegger among Republican hopefuls or former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, who has now retired, among donkey prospects.
In reality, anything goes on the high seas: hurricanes, global warming, fathers of famous babies, elections of international impact (British, French, Canadian, Australian), even the annual US high school spelling bee.
The latest Earth-shaking Don Imus mouth-to-toilet incident has sparked widespread speculation about the shock athlete’s future on a BetUS.com fixture, asking what’s in his currently snowy crystal ball.
Writing a bio that says it all is more than $ 2.00, while Imus to get a concert on “Today” is more than $ 150.00.
Other options include becoming Obama’s campaign coordinator, joining Howard Stern on Sirius, divorcing, and joining the staff of the Rutgers University women’s basketball team.
Reality television alone has spawned a galaxy of gambling propositions, beginning in the mid-1990s with “Survivor” and continuing to this day with productions such as “The Apprentice,” “Big Brother,” and “The Bachelor “.
Remember the uproar that ensued on Bodog.com when someone from CBS allegedly complained after filming about who won a “Survivor”?
The “eye” made sure that didn’t happen again.
If you’re a fan of “The Sopranos,” check out Bodog.com’s “Prop Culture.”
“The Family” has more team accessories than the New York Yankees.
Bodog.com captured the worldwide intrigue with an accessory that asked if Heather Mills, the ex-wife of ex-Beatle Paul McCartney, would lose her prosthetic leg while filming “Dancing with the Stars.”
She was still alive, with her leg attached, going into elimination this week.
Another wanted to know if an “American Idol” contestant would throw up on stage.
Almost every overseas sportsbook has figures on who will win this season’s series, described as a singing competition, and they all favor Melinda Doolittle.
Similarly, they indicate that Phil Stacey will be the next contestant to go, although the prices of both accessories vary, illustrating once again the value of buying.
The same goes for Sanjaya Malakar, the brown-haired Indian teenager who has surprised observers with his resistance.
Now 5/2 on Bodog.com and over $ 2.85 on CRIS, punters have obviously started paying close attention to the one surprise.
“The accessories from ‘The American Idol’ have been extremely popular with even the most seasoned players,” said the sports betting source Bodog.com.
“The popularity of ‘Idol’ has reached the stratosphere when you consider the fact that you have the essential anti-idol, Howard Stern, speaking about the show and encouraging his listeners to vote.
“Of course Stern, being Stern, wants his listeners to vote for the worst contestant on ‘Idol,’ which has helped keep both the performance and the results at the top of the rankings.
“The nature of ‘American Idol’ and ‘Dancing with the Stars’ allows bettors a chance to do it again; if their initial selection is eliminated, they can still choose one of the remaining contenders to win it all.”