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Search Our Archive of Gaming Articles Releases Odds on American Idol

12 August 2002

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua – (Press Release) --FOX's American Idol has hit the right note with nearly 10 million television viewers tuning in to see who will be crowned the next American pop star. Beginning with over 10,000 hopefuls across the nation, the show has been narrowed down to the five remaining performers competing for a major recording deal and management contract. Realizing that American Idol has become the latest phenomena in reality TV, today released odds on who will emerge as the winner of the country's biggest talent search

An offshore gaming company since 1992, has listed odds on each of the five remaining contestants being chosen as the next superstar. Currently, lists Tamyra Gray as the favorite to win the recording contract at 4/5 odds (i.e., win $4 for every $5 bet). Although Tamyra appears to have the best chance of winning, the odds makers at have not discounted the chances of Kelly and Justin, listed at 9/5 and 5/2 odds, respectively. RJ (12/1) and Nikki (20/1) appear least likely to have what it takes to be selected for immediate pop stardom, and will likely be the next two voted off of the show.

"It is obvious from their past performances that the remaining finalists vying for the grand prize are all very talented individuals. The key to winning a talent show of this caliber is to perform consistently while capturing the attention of the judges and the voting audience," said Buck Churchill, chief bet manager of "Of the remaining participants, the judges and voters at home seem to have taken to Tamyra, our odds-on favorite. She is repeatedly the first contestant voted into the next round, while her dazzling performances have impressed even Simon Cowell, the harshest critic on the expert panel of judges." will be offering betting options on American Idol throughout the remainder of the series until the show's finale on September 4th. All current odds are subject to change.

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