Pope Meets Oscars at Online Betting Sites – 02-13

February 13 – It wasn’t all that long ago that betting at online sportsbooks was
pretty much limited to sporting events, games and matches. However, thanks to
the advent of novelty betting lines that cover topics such as
entertainment, politics and even religion, a new breed of betting fans has
evolved.

For instance, with the Oscars – or the 85th annual Academy Awards to be exact –
scheduled for Sunday, February 24 in Hollywood, for months online betting sites
have been inundated with punters eager to wager on such Oscar markets as who
will win Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting
Actress, Best Director and, of course, the biggest award of all, Best Picture?

One such online betting site that has posted a slew of competitive 2013 Oscars
betting lines and odds is
Bovada, a good selection of which are listed below:

Oscars 2013 Winner Odds

Best Picture Winner Odds

Argo – 1.20
Lincoln – 5.00
The Silver Linings Playbook – 34.00
Les Miserables – 41.00
Django Unchained – 51.00
Life of Pi – 51.00
Zero Dark Thirty – 51.00
Amour – 101.00
Beasts of the Southern Wild – 101.00

Best Director Winner Odds

Steven Spielberg – Lincoln – 1.25
Ang Lee – Life of Pi – 5.00
David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook – 15.00
Michael Haneke – Amour – 15.00
Benh Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild – 41.00

Best Actor Winner Odds

Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln 1.02
Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables 11.00
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master 34.00
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook 41.00
Denzel Washington – Flight 41.00

Best Actress Winner Odds

Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook 1.53
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty 3.75
Emannuelle Riva – Amour 5.00
Naomi Watts – The Impossible 31.00
Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts Of The Southern Wild 41.00

Best Supporting Actor Winner Odds

Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln 2.10
Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained 2.40
Phillip Seymour Hoffman – The Master 7.50
Robert DeNiro – Silver Linings Playbook 8.00
Alan Arkin – Argo 41.00

Best Supporting Actress Winner Odds

Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables 1.02
Sally Field – Lincoln 15.00
Amy Adams – The Master 26.00
Helen Hunt – The Sessions 26.00
Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook 51.00

A far more recent novelty betting line which has cropped in online sportsbooks
just in the last few days is who will succeed Pope Benedict XVI (real name
Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger)? The 85-year-old pontiff dropped a bombshell this
week, when he announced that he had chosen to abdicate because of “lack of
strength of mind and body.”

The Pope’s retirement will be the first one in 600 years, with the vast majority
of Popes succumbing to eit her old age, illness or poison. Here are the latest
Papal betting lines at Bovada:

Next Pope Betting Odds

Who will be the next Pope?

Marc Ouellet (Canada) – 7/2
Francis Arinze (Nigeria) – 4/1
Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson (Ghana) – 4/1
Leonardo Sandri (Argentina) – 13/2
Angelo Scola (Italy) – 7/1
Angelo Bagnasco (Italy) – 15/2
Gianfranco Ravasi (Italy) – 8/1
Tarcisio Bertone (Italy) – 16/1
Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Argentina) – 20/1
Christoph von Schonborn (Austria) – 33/1
Tim Dolan (USA) – 33/1
Odilo Pedro Scherer (Brazil) – 33/1

Next Pope will be from?

Italy – 8/5
Africa – 7/4
North America – 13/4
South/Central America – 7/2

Age of Next Pope?

60 or under – 10/1
61-65 – 2/1
66-70 – 1/1
71 or over – 2/1

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