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Joey Chestnut Favored to Win 2010 Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Contest

In just a few short months, Joey Chestnut will attempt to retain title of Champion of Nathan’s National Hot Dog Eating Contest and beat his own personal record of 68 hot dogs and buns in less than ten minutes. Nathan’s National Fourth Of July Hot Dog Eating Contest is one of the most watched competitive eating events around. As gross as it may sound to watch someone consume so much food in one single sitting, something about competitive eating draws in a crowd.

For years, this annual event has been taking place every Independence Day, dating back to the early 1900’s. The legend goes that four immigrants had a hot dog eating contest in Coney Island at one of Nathan’s Famous stands. The contest was suggested to determine which of the immigrants was most patriotic. The contest has taken place almost every year since that first event in 1916.

Last year marked a world record for contestant Joey Chestnut who finished the contest as champion, after eating 68 hot dogs in less than ten minutes. That was 3 1/2 more than his closest contender, Kobayashi, who finished just behind Chestnut with 64 1/2. Entertainment betting odds are predicting that these two will once again go head to head in the 2010 Nathan’s National Hot Dog Eating Contest, which will take place on July 4th, 2010.

Online sportsbooks are a great way for online bettors to join in on the fun, which is good for those bettors that do not have the stomach to view the contest. The contest is televised on one of the biggest sports networks around, ESPN. Bettors can follow the event on at some of the top online sportsbooks around, where they can place wagers using entertainment betting lines , on who they think will be named the next Champion of Nathan’s National Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Joey Chestnut     -250
Takeru Kobayashi     +175
Patrick Bertoletti     +1500
Timothy “Eater X” Janus     +1500
Bob Shoudt     +4000
Eric “Badlands” Booker     +5000
Hall Hunt     +5000
Erik The Red Denmark     +6600
Juliet Lee     +6600
Sonya Thomas     +6600
Jim Reeves     +8000
Tim “Gravy” Brown     +8000
Crazy Legs Conti     +10000
Micah “Wing Kong” Collins     +10000
Richard LeFevre     +10000


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