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    Tom O'Neil
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    Are you Derbyites real gamblers when it comes to wagering more than just merely your reputations as Emmy gurus? Who among you is actually betting CASH? How much? On which races and contenders?

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    CanadianFan
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    As a student, pride is my only viable currency. 

    If I had the money, I’d probably bet big on upsets by Kate Mulgrew and Lizzy Caplan.

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    I don’t trust online gambling sites enough to use them, even if it is legal, which I am not sure about.

    It is illegal for any casino in Nevada to take bets on non-sports events like the Emmys.  They can offer odds all they want (usually for publicity purposes); they just can’t take any bets.

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    As a student, pride is my only viable currency. 

    If I had the money, I’d probably bet big on upsets by Kate Mulgrew and Lizzy Caplan.

    I just don’t get this Lizzy Caplan stuff. Lots of Derbyites really believe she can pull off the upset. Why? I’m very curious …
     

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    Kaguya-hime
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    I’m considering it. Do people here know if MyBookie is a legitimate site? I think it is but if anyone thinks otherwise it would be tremendously helpful to hear from them.

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    vinny
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    hell no lol

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    William Gillquist
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    I don’t bet money, I bet confidence.

    FYC Oscars: Chloe Zhao (Nomadland), Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods), Jeremy Strong (Trail of the Chicago 7), Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), Soul (Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay), "No Time to Die" (Best Original Song)

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    That Don Guy
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    It is illegal for any casino in Nevada to take bets on non-sports events like the Emmys. They can offer odds all they want (usually for publicity purposes); they just can’t take any bets.

    Six-years-later update: Nevada changed its gambling rules a few years ago, and casinos can accept bets on things like the Oscars (and Emmys). Pretty much the only things they cannot take bets on are elections. However, I can’t say that I have actually seen any casinos taking bets on the Emmys; the only odds I have found online are here, but this is from an offshore site.
    (If you are not familiar with how odds are expressed, a negative number means an odds-on favorite where you bet that much against the casino’s 100; a positive number means you bet that much against the casino putting up that amount. For example, +200 is 2-1, while -150 is 2-3 odds-on.)

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    There are multiple major gambling companies in the UK that are running Emmy betting, so it’s interesting that people in the states are finding it harder (although the law is obviously different). I think there are potentially some great picks this year.

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    Best Actress: Carice van Houten (Instinct)

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    Hi checking in from the UK. The EMMYs and other awards shows can be quite popular with punters here. Currently 3 books are offering odds Paddy Powers, Ladbrokes and William Hil. I find Paddy Power offer the most markets and best odds. You can bet online or in one of their betting shops.
    Personally I prefer the shops. If you do your research and get in early you can certainly get good odds Jeremy Strong 2600 or 25/1 and Paul Mescal at the same price the pick of my bet portfolio though I have odds against on Watchmen +280, Eugene L+275, Catherine+260 and Regina K+450 all of whom are odds on.
    Tend to follow Riley, Joce Eng and Sagand (sorry Tom)as they are consistently near the top. ThoughI religously follow Tom on the Globes.

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    oscarbookie
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    I manage the Emmy/Oscar odds for an online company.

    The betting on the Emmys is very small.

    I do also bet for mtyself and have managed to back Schitts Creek at 3-2, E Levy at 6-5, Zendaya at 25-1, R King at 7-4 and P Mescal at 7-1.

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    There are multiple major gambling companies in the UK that are running Emmy betting, so it’s interesting that people in the states are finding it harder (although the law is obviously different). I think there are potentially some great picks this year.

    It is hard because, until 2018, only one state was allowed to have any sort of sports betting outside of horse/greyhound racing, and even there, it was limited to sporting events. A few more states have started up sports betting recently, but I don’t think any of them take bets on anything other than sports.

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    I have more money this year and less going on in my life in certain regards, so I am betting bigger than ever this year.

    The Oscars and Emmys represent the only gambling that I do and I have been doing it for a few years. What I have found is that betting on frontrunners gets you nowhere. You inevitably get at least one wrong and that undoes any minor winnings that you get from other “sure things”. What I have found is that you have to bet on a whole bunch of risky things because you only need to get one right to make up for any losses from the other wildcards obviously not paying off.

    So I have never really been in danger of losing money with gambling on the Oscars and Emmys because that strategy always allowed me at least to break even. Per above, I am switching to a go-big-or-go-home mentality for this time.

    But I am still being cautious in the sense that I am holding off on bets until I am relatively sure that I have made my final decision. For example, Ozark is at 9/1 on my site, which is really tempting, but I want to see it perform at the Creative Arts first. Maybe I will put some on Ozark tomorrow if its does really well and Succession does really poorly to seize those odds to some extent while they are still around. The site that I use is run through my provincial government, so it is super legitimate, but the pool is relatively small and they are only doing thirteen categories this time for some reason, which sucks, but I am not normally a gambler, so I am fine sticking to the limited options instead of finding another site. When it opened, I was only allowed to put $9 CAD on Julia Garner!

    I check back every day to see if I can put more money into Paul Mescal. I have entered the maximum allowed, which is equivalent to $80 USD and would yield a $460 USD profit. I have also bet on Ramy Youssef, plus Watchmen just because it is among the surest bets that I have ever seen. What separates it from something like La La Land is that how much less of a leg Unorthodox has to stand on than Moonlight or Manchester by the Sea.

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    Hi missed my 4/1 or +500 on Schitts Creek which didnt last too long. My total investment would be around £1600 so hope to make a profit. Watchmen is my only odds on bet simply because its a done deal. Like others waiting for the results from later nights and the Gold Derby awards (if they are known) before making any further bets. Ozark is certainly on my radar in the UK its -400 Succession and +1100 10/1 Ozark I have Ozark as a +500 5/1 shot.
    Other late bets Im considering are Paul Mescal again at 7/1 (I have him as a 5/2 shot) and Zandaya at a very generous 14/1.
    So will be watching events with interest.

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    It is hard because, until 2018, only one state was allowed to have any sort of sports betting outside of horse/greyhound racing, and even there, it was limited to sporting events. A few more states have started up sports betting recently, but I don’t think any of them take bets on anything other than sports.

    Another update: apparently, the only state that allows betting on “awards” (besides sports-based awards like the Heisman Trophy) is New Jersey, and (at least last year) some sports books there do take bets on certain Emmy categories.

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