BodogLife.com has made a habit recently of giving gamblers betting odds on some pretty obscure things. The latest odds I’ve seen Bodog cook up was for who will win the fourth season of Hell’s Kitchen. To be honest, I’ve only seen the previews for the show and a screaming chef isn’t enough to entice me to waste an hour of my life every Tuesday.
But one set of odds that I did find interesting were the latest ones on which celebrity will have the biggest cash out at the upcoming 2008 WSOP Main Event. Now these odds are interesting for two reasons:
1. It’s odds on which celebrities will make the most money
2. Who Bodog lists at the top of their list.
Coming in at the top are [[Daniel_Negreanu|Daniel Negreanu]] at 5/2 odds and newly signed Team Bodog member Justin Bonomo at 3/1. My question is; How does Bodog think that these two players belong in the celebrity odds line? Sure Negreanu is a huge celebrity in poker (and even beyond) while Bonomo is becoming more popular but these two are also pros as well.
I mean if Bodog signed [[Kobe_Bryant|Kobe Bryant]] and [[Steve_Nash|Steve Nash]] to promote their basketball betting section, would if be fair to hold a celebrity three-point competition, throw these two in there, and declare them the odds-on-favorites to win the contest?
Anyways, getting to the rest of the odds, Shannon Elizabeth, James Woods, and Jennifer Tilly check in next at 5/1 odds. Montel Williams is sitting pretty good at 13/2 while Ben Affleck, Don Cheadle, Boris Becker, and even Norm MacDonald (I didn’t even now he played) have 9/1 odds at bringing home the most cash from the WSOP.
Getting to the people that Bodog has very little faith in (and for good reason), Hank Azaria, Penn Gillette, Lennox Lewis, and Jose Canseco are in the cellar of the odds list at 30/1. But on a good note for Lennox and Jose, they will be heavily favored by Bodog to win any future celebrity boxing or baseball contests.
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