American Idol Hots up at Online Sportsbook
By Andrew B
According to Pinnacle Sports, one of the biggest growth areas in online betting is from reality TV. During the current series of American Idol, the online sportsbook has been astounded by the level of interest.

No other event at Pinnacle Sports has ever shown this level of growth and the action on this year’s series has increased five fold over the last instalment of the hit show, turning it into a huge betting event with all sorts of profit-making potential for sharp bettors.

Pinnacle Sports has tried to expand the Idol betting offers and there are now more odds than ever including prices to win American Idol, various elimination props and contestant versus contestant match-ups.

Since last week’s show, at Pinnacle Sports most of the money has gone on two contestants: Taylor Hicks and Kellie Pickler. Taylor’s odds have steadily shortened from a high of over 5/1 a week ago to 21/5 (+420) to become the fifth American Idol. Not only is she’s pick this week, but Kellie Pickler has also seen a rush of money as well and has gone from a little over 11/1 down to 7/1 to win the show.

This Weeks Idol Betting

Odds to Win American Idol

Chris Daughtry +161

Katharine McPhee+314

Taylor Hicks +420

Kellie Pickler +700

Mandisa +909

Elliott Yamin +2000

Paris Bennett +2000

Ace Young +6000

Bucky Covington +15000

Who will be eliminated on April 5, 2006?

Bucky Covington +284

Elliot Yamin +310

Ace Young +311

Mandisa +351

Paris Bennett +786

Katharine McPhee+3320

Taylor Hicks +5000

Kellie Pickler +6000

Chris Daughtry +8000

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