Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Betting Odds: Betting market for this year's contest BLOWN OPEN after 16-time champion Joey Chestnut is BANNED from event!

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With Joey Chestnut sensationally banned from Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest the betting market has been blown wide open with Geoffrey Esper now favourite to win this year's event

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Betting Odds: Betting market for this year's contest BLOWN OPEN after 16-time champion Joey Chestnut is BANNED from event!

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  • Joey Chestnut's dramatic ban from this year's Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest blows market open
  • Geoffrey Esper moves into favourite to win event after finishing in second place last year
  • Miki Sudo is once again favourite to win the Women's Championship

Joey Chestnut's dramatic ban from this year's Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest blows market open

Betting odds are now available for this year's edition of Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest with the betting market blown open in dramatic fashion after Joey Chestnut was banned.

Chestnut is the 16-time champion of the event and he won't get the chance to make it 17 this summer after Nathan's banned him from competing, with the event as always taking place on the 4th of July.

That ban is due to the deal that Chestnut has with Impossible Foods, who are a plant-based brand that are a rival to Nathan's.

Major League Eating announced on Tuesday that Chestnut will not be allowed to participate this year, saying in a statement "We are devastated to learn that Joey Chestnut has chosen to represent a rival brand that sells plant-based hot dogs rather than competing in the 2024 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest."

Nathan's Mens Hot Dog Eating Contest Winner 2024*OddsProbability
Geoffrey Esper2/133.3%
Nick Wehry4/120.0%
James Webb4/120.0%
Bartley Weaver5/116.7%

*As bookmakers currently aren't taking bets on this event, odds have been compiled as theoretical probability from an entertainment perspective only and come from an industry expert

What the expert says..

The latest Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest market sees Geoffrey Esper move into favourite to win the event after 16-time winner Joey Chestnut was sensationally BANNED from the event after agreeing a deal with a rival company to sponsors Nathan's.

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Geoffrey Esper moves into favourite to win event after finishing in second place last year

Geoffrey Esper finished in second place behind Chestnut last year with the Massachusetts native 13 dogs behind the winner but he now has a free run of going one better this year.

Chestnut's ban from the event makes it clear for any of the men who are usually battling it out for second place to finally finish in first at the event this year.

The latest betting odds put Esper as the favourite at 2/1 to win the Hot Dog Eating Contest, with James Webb and Nick Wehry following as joint second favourites in the odds list.

Major League Eating has a list of some of Esper's all-time eating records including:

  • Chicken Wings, 12 minutes 281 Buffalo Chicken Wings / 12 minutes / September 1, 2019
  • Corn Dogs (3 mins) 11 5.6oz Corn Dogs / Clowndog Hot Dog Parlor / 3 minutes / October 1st, 2022
  • Brats (4.5oz) 36 4.5oz Brats / Snowbird / 10 Minutes / Aug. 24, 2019
  • Fortune Bay Indian tacos 39 Fortune Bay Indian Tacos / Tower, MN / 8 minutes / November 2, 2019
  • 10" Pizza 83 Slices / Johns Incredible Pizza Co. / 10 Minutes / April 22, 2018
  • Æbleskivers 107 Æbleskivers / Tivoli Fest Elk Horn, IA / 8 Minutes / May 26, 2018
  • Tamales (2oz) 95 2oz Market Street Tamales / Lewisville Western Days Festival / 10 Minutes / September 28, 2019
  • 9" Personal Pizza 19.25 Pies / Vaughan PIzzafest / 10 Minutes / July 15, 2018
  • Pretzels 26 Pretzels / Malted Barley Pretzels, Providence, RI / 8 Minutes / June 8, 2019
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Miki Sudo is once again favourite to win the Women's Championship

Miki Sudo has a similar dominance to Joey Chestnut in the Women's only Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest with a total of 8 titles won in the 10 years she has competed.

Sudo is heavy favourite to win again this year with the odds similar to what Chestnut was at when the market was originally open with 1/50 being offered in most places.

The American competitive eater won by 6 Dogs in last year's event and has the women's record in the event with a total of 48.5 dogs eaten back in 2020.

Nathan's Women's Hot Dog Eating Contest WinnerOddsProbability
Miki Sudo1/5098%
Michelle Lesco10/19.1%
Any Other Competitor15/211.8%

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Jake Ashton

Jake Ashton

Senior news editor

Jake is our Senior News Editor and Entertainment Betting Expert with his eyes firmly on Reality TV and other entertainment betting markets that are available. His expertise on these shows means he can write freely with all the key facts about the latest odds that are available on some of the biggest television events of the year.

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