DraftKings And Nathan’s Agree To Offer 25k Free-To-Play Tournament

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Baseball has long been heralded as our “National Pastime.” The NFL has been making claims to this title, but few think about another competitor for this acclaimed title. Hot dog eating contests have been gaining in popularity for years and are most popular in the United States. Joey Chestnut is the most well-known eater in the United States. He easily wins every tournament and is -5000 to win on DraftKings for Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest again this weekend. For reference, the field is +900. This means that if any other eater wins the tournament you win some serious cash.

Well, DraftKings is offering a different way to play if you want to too. They have decided to team up with Nathan’s Hot Dogs to deliver fans a 25k free-to-play tournament for its fans. This is one of the more bizarre and entertaining events that happen every year. Tens of thousands of people pack into Coney Island to attend the event in person. This year, the event will take place in a Minor League ballpark where tickets sold out instantly. Lastly, Customers in Colorado, New Hampshire, and New Jersey will also be given the opportunity to bet on the event itself.

Per a press release from DraftKings and Nathan’s Hot Dogs, the two companies will offer exclusive betting options. Johnny Avello, director of sportsbook operations at DraftKings explained his excitement of being an official sponsor of the 2021 Hot Dog Eating Contest. He said, “The Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest is an epic event that epitomizes both patriotism and the will to compete,” “We are excited to work with Major League Eating once again to offer people everywhere the opportunity to engage with this July Fourth tradition with true skin in the game.”

How To Play The Nathan’s Free Tournament On DraftKings

Playing in DraftKings’ Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest free 25k pool is quite simple. In order to compete in the pool, players should follow these steps…

  • Sign in to your DraftKings account.
  • On the home screen, click on “Daily Free Pools” under the quick links section
  • Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest should be the top result
  • Tap on that result and answer a few questions for a chance to win!

Joey Chestnut Hot Dog Eating Contest Odds

DraftKings is also offering a boost on Joey Chestnut to break his own record for the number of hot dogs eaten.

Chestnut to eat 75+ Hot Dogs & Buns (boosted to +125)Yes: +125
Over 73.5 -200Under 73.5 +150
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