The bread and butter fare for online betting sites is beyond doubt sports. But today bets are offered in a wide range of events. These include novelty betting on celebrity behavior and politics betting on election results. But the field that draws the most volume after sports betting is entertainment. And the two landmark events are the Oscars and the Grammys.
Over the years the Grammys have bypassed the Oscars in stature and frenzy. This year is the 53rd year of the awards which will be announced on Sunday February 13. There are over 100 awards covering all types of music in styles and formats. The nominations have already been announced and the betting markets are open for the most popular of the awards. Because only three days are left, the betting is at its peak.
Two of the US betting sites that are offering odds on the Grammys are BetUS.com and Bodog.com. Bodog.com covers only two awards, those for the Record of the Year and Album of the Year. BetUS.com covers these and a few others. For the Album of the Year Recovery by Eminem is the overwhelming favorite. Bodog.com offers odds of 1/5 whereas BetUS.com offers even shorter odds of 1/8. The punters at the betting sites might find something more substantial in the second favorite. This album is The Fame Monster by the controversial singer Lady Gaga. This album contains the popular singles number Bad Romance, which has been nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The current choice for betting on The Fame Monster would be Bodog.com because it offers odds of 6/1 as compared to 3/1 at BetUS.com.
The odds for the Record of the Year are more bunched up at both betting sites and punters will have a more difficult time choosing. The favorite at both sites is Love The Way You Lie. Again Bodog.com offers the better odds. The outsider at both sites is F*** You by Cee Lo Green. The awards that are covered only at BetUS.com are Best New Artist and Song of the Year. The favorite for the Best New Artist is Justin Bieber and the favorite for the Song of the Year is F*** You.