Posts Tagged ‘online entertainment betting’

Odds Out on Emmy Award Nominations: Do You Know a Great Performance When You See One?

Monday, August 23rd, 2010
Whose it gonna be? Eddie Falco for Nurse Jackie? Modern Family for Best Comedy?

Whose it gonna be? Eddie Falco for Nurse Jackie? Modern Family for Best Comedy?

I don’t know about anybody else, but I just have to say I’m pretty damn good at picking the winners of entertainment awards. Okay, maybe it’s just been the Academy Awards, Dancing With the Stars and American Idol (to a certain extent, or rather, for as much as I can endure to watch) up until now, but in the world of internet betting, that could stand to mean some big bucks!

For this last year’s Academy Awards, not only did I correctly pick the winners for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Score and Best Screenplay (I flubbed the “Best Picture” albeit I always thought “The Hurt Locker” was the best movie of the year), I didn’t even allow myself to be swayed by the outcome of the zoo zoo pet races on Jimmy Kimmel. FYI, these were seemingly random races between fur-covered windup toys which actually turned out to be exceptionally accurate!

So now that it’s getting close to the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, I’m starting to think more seriously about futures bets – specifically, entertainment odds, aka, film and television props. The only thing is that I don’t watch television. So, on second thought….

However, being a big movie guy and based on the aforementioned fact 🙂 that I know a good movie and performance when I see one, perhaps I should start watching more T.V. (or at least download the shows nominated for awards) and turn my entertainment (hopefully) into an investment. I mean, isn’t that what online casino gambling is all about anyways!

Perhaps you are in the same boat and are thinking about giving television propositions a go. If so, without further ado, here are the nominations for the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (cue brassy music, drums and Billy Crystal). Okay, so maybe not all the nominations – here are the one’s with the best odds of winning according to the props at internet betting site, Bodog:

For Best Drama, the popular series “Mad Men” stands out front with odds of 23 to 20, while the Best Comedy nominee, “Modern Family” comes in at 5 to 7. For Best Actor in a Drama, Breaking Bad’s, Bryan Cranston holds the lead for favorite with 9 to 4 odds., while The Big Bang Theory’s, Jim Parsons holds a 2 to 1 chance at taking home the Emmy. For Best Actress in a Drama, The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies is sitting pretty with 11 to 10 odds, while the popular Eddie Falco from “Nurse Jackie” is posting 3 to 2 odds of winning.

So, just how well do you know a great performance when you see one? So long as you’re not on the nominating board 🙂 you are only a click or two away from getting a real money bet on your favorite show, or better yet, favorite show to win.

Online Entertainment Betting Offers Odds on American Idol and More

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
Got a hunch who the next American Idol will be?

Got a hunch who the next American Idol will be? Calling all bets!

Sick and tired of wagering at the same old online casino games? Okay, okay, so that’s impossible (wink, wink). But, for all the serious, regular bettors out there, it can’t be denied that sometimes you just simply need to mix things up, whether that’s a new casino game, and in some cases, a whole new form of wagering altogether. That said, how about mixing up television fun-fare with your online wagers next time?

Introducing pop culture online gambling. Okay, maybe that’s not necessarily the term for it, but as far as I know, there is no term. Hold on a sec – this just in – I am apparently referring to entertainment betting. There’s a term after all. And not that online entertainment betting isn’t popular, it’s just a little unconventional. In fact, most every reputable internet sportsbook offers one category or another of entertainment betting. And yet, there is one category (or show, if you will) that has more lines on it than any other entertainment wager online.

Alright already, whatever am I referring to? I’ll give you a hint. Try bellowing out this sentence in your worst possible falsetto voice and tell yourself it’s the best singing you’ve heard in your life. Oh, and then turn to your best friend “Simon” and let him tear you down to the core of your being and completely shatter all of your dreams of fame and fortune.

Maybe that’s not completely fair to Simon of “American Idol”. For anyone who has watched the popular “reality” television contest/show, you have to admit that American Idol offers some great entertainment. Whether it’s great live performances or the worst “staged” auditions ever to be caught on tape, American Idol will definitely move you.

For most fans of American Idol, everyone has their favorite, and as such, is “betting” that person will win the competition. Even if it’s not necessarily shaking hands or putting money on a winner, the unspoken hope in each and every fan is essentially a wager. As long as their is hope, it is possible!

So, if you have an eye for talent, online entertainment betting, i.e., American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, Academy Awards etc, may just be the perfect diversion if and when you ever get tired of watching that roulette ball spin round and round, sick of seeing the dealer hit Blackjack or simply just can’t take the sound of another slot machine. There are several online sportsbooks offering entertainment wagers, including next elimination rounds for American Idol.

But with just six contestants left in the competition for Season 9 of American Idol, odds on the winner will not pay off nearly as much as they would have early on in the competition. In case you are wondering, here are the lines found at a leading sportsbook offering online entertainment betting:

Crystal Bowersox: 4 to 7
Lee Dewyze: 3 to 1
Casey James: 7 to 1
Siobhan Magnus: 8 to 1
Michael Lynche: 18 to 1
Aaron Kelly: 30 to 1