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Death, taxes and Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. Every year, since or around 1972 as host Mortimer “Morty” Matz would say, the finest eaters in the nation gather for an annual contest of patriotism. Joey “Jaws” Chestnut is the most dominant athlete this nation has seen, winning 14 of the last 15 Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contests.

Updated on 09/26/2023
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The 2022 event is going to be one to watch because it will be back in Brooklyn for the first time since the pandemic. The Coney Island boardwalk will feature the greatest eaters to grace the stage on both the men’s and women’s side as they compete in a 10-minute competition for the Mustard Belt. Miki Sudo will also be back in the field for the women after missing last year due to her pregnancy. Sudo is the number 1 ranked female eater, but more impressively is the number 3 ranked eater overall.

 Over at the BetMGM sportsbook Joey Chestnut is the clear-cut favorite at -3000. If you bet on Joey Chestnut, you would have to bet $3,000 just to bring in $100. The BetMGM Sportsbook is offering a risk-free bet on your first bet after signing up using the code VIBONUS up to $1,000. Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest is a great event for your first wager. While Joey Chestnut has zero value, a few of his competitors might be worth a look. Geoffrey Esper is +1,200, Nick Wehry is +2,000, and Gideon Oji is +3,300.

The BetMGM risk free bet can be utilized on one of the competitors since you have the insurance of the RFB behind you. A $100 wager on Wehry would yield a $2,000 return, but if that wager is lost BetMGM will refund your account the wager amount. Remember the risk-free bet is up to $1,000 and you must use the VIBONUS code at sign up.  

The most popular bet yearly is the total of hot dogs to be consumed by the winner. Last year “Jaws “ Chestnut put down 76 Hot Dogs, which is the current record. He has reached the 70 hot dog mark in 6 straight contests. The current total over at the BetMGM Sportsbook is 74.5. He has topped that in both pandemic years, so now we question if he can do it back in the Coney Island element. 

Joey Chestnut's own admission: he is dealing with a leg injury, and with the weather also playing a factor this total will be in play until the end. The BetMGM Sportsbook is a great place to wager on the total. Joey Chestnut believes he can break his record, being able to down 77 hot dogs this season. If you believe Chestnut, sign up using the VIBONUS code at the BetMGM Sportsbook, and hit the over 74.5 hot dogs risk free up to $1,000.

Fireworks, pool parties, and Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest are as Fourth of July as can be. With the event back on the boardwalk at Coney Island, we will be consumed with the theatrics and watching Joey Chestnut build on his legacy.

Written by Reno Jonny, our US sports betting industry expert. Check him out on Twitter @Reno_Jonny.