Sportsbooks offer new Pope odds

The Pope has quit his post for the first time since the 1400s, leaving online sportsbooks to scramble to get odds up on the next man to be elected as the leader of the Catholic church.

And at Bovada the opening favorite on the odds to be the next Pope is Marc Ouellet, who sits at 7/2 on that list. Ouellet is the head of the Congregation of Bishops, and formerly held the post of Archbishop of Quebec.


2013 Grammy Odds Hit Sportsbooks

Kelly Clarkson vs. Taylor Swift is just one of the battles on tap for this weekend as the sportsbooks offer up their odds to win the Grammys, with the annual music awards show getting underway at 9:00pm ET on CBS on Sunday night.


Kate Middleton Baby Odds

The next heir to the British throne is on its way, and the sportsbooks are already offering odds on the gender, name, hair color, and birth weight of the first child for Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Both 'boy' and 'girl' are listed at -110 at Bovada for the gender of the royal couple's first child, while 'brown' is the 3/2 favorite for the baby's hair color. You can also choose 'blonde' (2/1), 'black' (7/2), and 'red' (4/1) on that prop wager at the books.


U.S. Presidential Odds: Dems Favorites

Heading into the second presidential debate of the U.S. election Barack Obama and the Democratic Party are still in the lead on the odds at the online sportsbooks, but Mitt Romney and the Republican Party have been catching up over the past few weeks.

"Obama's massive lead has slowly dwindled to a close horse race, especially after the last debate dropping from -500 to -210 going into tonight’s much anticipated debate," said Bovada sportsbook manager Kevin Bradley.


Season 15 Dancing with the Stars Odds

Emmitt Smith is the betting favorite and Pamela Anderson has already been eliminated as Dancing with the Stars offers up an All-Star edition for Season 15 of the reality competition series.

Anderson became the first of the 13 contestants eliminated this past week, leaving a dozen celebrity dancers and their professional partners left in the running for the trophy. Each participant this season has been on the show in the past.


2012 Emmy Awards Odds

Mad Men and Modern Family are the favorites on the odds to win the Emmy Awards for the top television series this Sunday night, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting the 64th annual edition of the show.

Mad Men, which has 17 total nominations, is listed as the 2/1 favorite at Bovada to repeat as the Outstanding Drama Series winner on Sunday, with Downton Abbey at 14/5 to pull off the upset in its first year in this category; the PBS show won the Outstanding Miniseries or TV Movie category last year.


American Idol props hit sportsbooks

With the recent departure of Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez from American Idol the high-rated reality series has a couple of judges' chairs to fill for its 12th season.


With a number of famous candidates being batted around the oddsmakers at Bovada have come up with their own short list of names that could join Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest on the show for next season.


Bettors not buying Dark Knight hype

The betting market doesn’t believe "The Dark Knight Rises" will live up to the hype. The third installment of director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy opens on Friday and has generated a ton of buzz, but that hasn't convinced bettors a record-breaking opening weekend is in store.


Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Divorce Odds

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are calling it quits, and the online sportsbooks have released some interesting prop bets relating to their upcoming divorce proceedings.


Here are some props bets for the Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorce at Bovada.

Who will get custody of Suri Cruise?
Katie Holmes 4/7
Tom Cruise 12/1
Split Custody 5/4


Texas atop 2012 Miss USA odds

Can the oddsmakers get it right with the Miss USA pageant once again this year? The sportsbooks have Miss Texas Brittany Booker listed as the 11/2 favorite to walk away with the crown on Sunday.

Last year Miss California Alyssa Campanella was the 9/2 favorite at Bovada to win the pageant, and she did end up being crowned Miss USA 2011. That was California's sixth win at the event.



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