2018 Gambling Olympics Opening Odds: Peter Jennings Is Early Favorite

Jul 03, 2018 10:30 PM EDT

The Highlights

  • Peter Jennings (CSURAM88) opens as the +450 favorite, slightly ahead of fellow Action Network employees Jonathan Bales, Sean Koerner and Adam Levitan.
  • Team Jennings is also favored to win the team portion of the competition.

The 2018 Gambling Olympics is a two-day, 12-person contest taking place in Las Vegas on July 9-10. The buy-in is $2,500, and the winner gets $10,000.

Before, during and after the Gambling Olympics, we will provide extensive coverage via participant profiles, event breakdowns and live in-person analysis. Be sure to follow all the action in the Gambling Olympics section of the site.


Gambling Olympics Odds via MyBookie

With the preliminary events just under a week away, MyBookie.ag has posted odds for not only the overall winning individual and team but also every event, as well as a couple of side bets and props.

The Action Network’s own Three Donkeys are all near the top of the odds list. Peter Jennings is the early favorite at +450, followed immediately by Jonathan Bales at +500. Adam Levitan is not too far behind at +550.

Rounding out the top six are Action Network employees Sean Koerner (+500) and Paul Lo Duca (+700) and poker and DFS pro Brandon Adams (+600).

In the bottom half of the field, all at +900, are Pete Manzinelli, Scott Blumstein, Joey Ingram, Matt Brown, Michael Mooney and Action Network employee BlackJack Fletcher.

While a handful of events are games of chance with even odds for each team and individual, MyBookie wasn’t shy about setting a wide variety of odds for other events such as Beer Pong, DFS, Crypto and even Rock-Paper-Scissors.

Individual Odds

Excluding the events in which everybody is posted at +600, only three men are favorites or co-favorites for more than one event: Levitan, BlackJack and Blumstein.

Team Odds

In case you’re blissfully unaware, the three teams are:

Excluding the events in which each team is +150, Team Jennings is the lone favorite in three events and is co-favored in two events. Team Bales is the lone favorite in two events and is co-favored in one event, while Team Levitan is not the lone favorite in any event but is co-favored in three events.

Here are the rest of the goodies you can wager on:

Levitan vs. Adams Tennis Side Bet

Bales vs. Jennings Pull-up Side Bet

DFS High Score (DraftKings)

  • Over 195.5 points: -120
  • Under 195.5 points: -120

I’m no DFS wunderkind, but this expectation seems lofty for 24 total lineups over two slates, no?

Check back closer to the competition to see how the odds have changed.

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