- Competitive eater Joey Chestnut will be vying for his 14th Mustard Belt victory for Nathan’s Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest.
- In 2020, Chestnut set a world record that has yet to be broken by eating 75 hot dogs with their buns in 10 minutes.
- Odds by sportsbooks are even for the Over/Under 73.5 on Chestnut at (-120).
NEW YORK – No one quite cuts the mustard when it comes to eating hot dogs like the infamous Joey Chestnut, the 13-time winner of the “Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest” which is held every Fourth of July.
Winners get the coveted “Mustard Belt” and odds are out on how many hot dogs the Champion can scarf down in 10 minutes. Last year, he made a new record by consuming 75 hot dogs in that timeframe.
Both the hot dogs and the buns must be eaten by the competitors to compete. In 2019, Chestnut ate 71 hot dogs for the win. In 2018 he ate 74.
But his world record took place last year, in 2020, when he ate 75 hot dogs in 10 minutes, a world record that remains unbroken going into his 14th Nathan’s competition.
Chestnut Roasts In Competition
Joey Chestnut s a professional competitive eater, belonging to the Major League Eating (MLE) organization. His first Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest victory occurred in 2007 when he ate 67 hot dogs. Since 2005 he’s competed in a number of eating competitions.
From 2007-2015, Chestnut was the winner every year during this special Fourth of July event. In 2015 he was ousted by Matt Stonie who ate 62 hot dogs to Chestnut’s 60.
He redeemed himself in 2016 and has not lost his title again.
Retail and mobile sportsbooks already have wagers out on the competition a week in advance. The bet on the table from sportsbooks like BetOnline is how many hot dogs Chestnut will eat this year. Both the Over 73.5 and the Under 73.5 have odds set at (-120).
Given the history of how many hot dogs Chestnut has been able to put away over the years, it’s no wonder that the odds are even.
Not even the man himself knows how many he will be able to eat on July 4th. All odds and wagers on the event can be found within the entertainment betting category of any sports wagering platform.
The men’s contest will begin at 12:30 p.m. EST on July 4 and will air on ESPN.
Will Chestnut Break The World Record?
Regulated sportsbooks across the U.S. will have bets on whether or not the all-time record holder can crush his record or not, but 75 hotdogs is quite the feat.
Either way, the Nathan’s Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest is an American tradition, and betting on it makes it that much more American. Hot dogs, fireworks, and gambling; that’s an Independence Day any red-blooded American can be proud of.
Christina has been writing for as long as she can remember and does dedicated research on the newly regulated sports betting market. She comes from a family of sports lovers that engage in friendly bets from time to time. During the winter months, you can find Christina baking cookies and beating the entire staff at Mario Kart…the N64 version of course.