Let’s Be Frank: Betting on the Nathan’s Scorching Canine Consuming Contest in PA Nonetheless Has to Catch Up

If Ben Simmons’ taking pictures woes and the Phillies’ bullpen isn’t sufficient to present you indigestion, then your abdomen is powerful sufficient to observe opponents downing plates of scorching canine within the July warmth. Nathan’s Scorching Canine Consuming Contest in Coney Island is a Fourth of July custom. With sports activities betting apps including extra markets, betting on the 2021 Nathan’s Scorching Canine Consuming Contest is an choice in some states.

Nonetheless, identical to the topics of “is a scorching canine a sandwich” and “what toppings belong on a scorching canine” trigger heated discussions, whether or not or not you possibly can legally wager on aggressive consuming in your state can be a divisive challenge.

Solely three states – New Jersey, New Hampshire and Colorado –  have accepted betting on the competition. It leaves Pennsylvania feeling like they didn’t get an invitation to the betting BBQ.

Nathan’s is high canine for aggressive consuming deal with

DraftKings on-line sportsbook, for the second consecutive yr, has joined Main League Consuming as an official sponsor of Nathan’s Well-known Fourth of July Worldwide Scorching Canine Consuming Contest.

Bettors at DraftKings positively have an urge for food for the occasion.

In line with reps from DraftKings, the occasion introduced in extra deal with than all different consuming occasions at DraftKings mixed in 2020. The Nathan’s Scorching Canine Consuming Contest ranked second by deal with among the many most-bet novelty occasions simply behind the 2020 Academy Awards.

Johnny Avello, director of sportsbook operations at DraftKings commented: 

“The Nathan’s Well-known Fourth of July Worldwide Scorching Canine Consuming Contest is an epic occasion that  epitomizes each patriotism and the need to compete. We’re excited to work with Main League Consuming as soon as once more to supply individuals  in every single place the chance to interact with this July Fourth custom with true pores and skin within the recreation.”  

In one other July 4 custom, throughout the pre-game ceremony Nathan’s Well-known will donate 100,000 scorching canine to the Meals Financial institution for New York Metropolis

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Betting odds for the Nathan’s Scorching Canine consuming contest

DraftKings on-line sportsbook in New Jersey at present has odds for the Nathan’s Scorching Canine Consuming Contest. It’s below the “novelty” tab.

You would need to be an “L-7 weenie” to not know who the favourite is, particularly in case you are acquainted with Wing Bowl {and professional} aggressive consuming.

Winner of the Males’s Scorching Canine Consuming Contest

  • Joey Chestnut (-3335)/Every other participant (+900)

Variety of scorching canine eaten by Joey Chestnut

  • Over 73.5 (-200)/Beneath 73.5 (+150)

Winner of the Ladies’s Scorching Canine Consuming Contest

  • Michelle Lesco (-1000)/Every other participant (+500)

Greatest ending place

  • Geoffrey Esper (-125)
  • Darron Breeden (+100)
  • Nick Wehry (-141)
  • Gideon Oji (+110)

DraftKings is providing a wager increase centered round Chestnut breaking his personal World Document. Chestnut to eat 75+ scorching canine and buns is boosted to +125.

Joey Chestnut scorching canine consuming historical past

Joey “Jaws” Chestnut is named the “World’s Best Eater.” He gained the Nathan’s Scorching Canine Consuming Contest 13 occasions.

Yr-by-year breakdown of Joey Chestnut’s scorching canine consuming stats a.ok.a “hdb” (scorching canine and buns):

  • 2020: 75 (broke world document)
  • 2019: 71
  • 2018: 74
  • 2017: 72
  • 2016: 70
  • 2014: 61
  • 2013: 69
  • 2012: 68
  • 2011: 62
  • 2010: 54
  • 2009: 68
  • 2008: 64
  • 2007: 66

What occurred in 2016? Matt Stonie took the title consuming 62 scorching canine, beating Chestnut by two.

Why you possibly can’t wager on aggressive consuming in PA

Why doesn’t betting on aggressive consuming just like the Nathan’s Scorching Canine Consuming Contest…or an occasion like Wing Bowl (RIP) move the mustard in Pennsylvania?

Act 42 of Pennsylvania’s state playing enlargement legislation defines sports activities wagering as:

“The enterprise of accepting wagers on sporting occasions or on the person efficiency statistics of athletes in a sporting occasion or mixture of sporting occasions by any system or methodology of wagering, together with over the Web by web sites and cellular functions. The time period contains, however isn’t restricted to, change wagering, parlays, over-under, moneyline, swimming pools and straight bets.”

It’s why in PA you possibly can’t wager on issues such because the NFL Draft and what shade Gatorade might be poured on the profitable coach on the Tremendous Bowl.

To ensure that PA sportsbooks to have the ability to supply betting for aggressive consuming, draft betting, and actually something that takes place exterior the confines of the enjoying subject/court docket, the Gaming Act would have to be amended by the legislature.

DraftKings free-to-play scorching canine pool

You possibly can’t wager actual cash on the Nathan’s Scorching Canine Consuming Contest in PA however DraftKings is providing a free-to-play pool. It’s open to all DK customers and comes with a complete of $25,000 in prize cash. It entails contributors making an attempt to appropriately solutions surrounding the occasion.

  • Winner of the Males’s Championship?
  • Winner of the Ladies’s Championship?
  • Will the prevailing document of 75 Nathan’s Well-known scorching canine and buns in 10 minutes be damaged on July 4th?
  • What number of Males’s contestants will eat 50 or extra scorching canine and buns in 10 minutes?
  • Full listing of questions and payouts at DraftKings sportsbook.

(Editor’s notice: PlayPennsylvania apologizes for all scorching canine puns and any eye-rolling induced accidents)

Lead picture by Michael Noble Jr./AP.

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