For the first time in its history, the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contst on July 4th will be open for legal betting.
Gaming officials in New Jersey, New Hampshire and Colorado have approved betting on Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, allowing legal sportsbooks to set odds and take wagers. In New Jersey, wagers will be limited to the event itself and must be in before the contest begins.
“We are excited to have DraftKings on board this year and we’re thrilled that they’ll help bring the fun and excitement of this venerable contest to thousands of additional sports fans,” said Richard Shea, president of Major League Eating. “We are fortunate to be able to conduct this event in these extraordinary and trying times. While we’ll miss the Coney Island crowd, we hope to provide a bit of levity by celebrating the Fourth with our reigning champions and the live ESPN broadcast.”
The Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest will air on Saturday at noon ET on ESPN.