The next Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Competition will traditionally take place on July 4, on US Independence Day in Coney Island, New York.
The competition of eating hot dogs in New York is so firmly associated with the celebration of Independence Day and has become a full-blown performance that it is annually broadcasted by the American sports television station ESPN. The event itself gathers crowds of fans and has a very official status: it is held by a league called Major League Eating, which in its turn makes a part of the International Federation of Competitive Eating.
The rules of the competition are simple: participants must eat as many hot dogs as possible in 10 minutes – this is the length of time that has been set in recent years, even if earlier the time of the tournament could be different. For “messy eating” you can get a yellow card, red – for the “reversal of fortune”: in other words, for a situation where the eater cannot keep the swallowed hot dog and it gets out again. In case when the game ended in a draw, opponents must eat another five hot dogs as fast as possible. The winner receives the so-called “Mustard Belt” and a cash reward.
The long-standing winner of the men’s competition is Joey Chestnut. This Californian 185-cm in height and 104-kilogram of weight became 12 times the champion of the competition. He is the owner of a world record of 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes.
Among women, Miki Sudo remains the current champion, she won this title 6 times, but so far she cannot break the world record of 45 hot dogs.
Analysts have calculated the possibility that the current champions will retain their titles. In the case of Chestnut, the coefficient on his victory is 1.11, which corresponds to a probability of 86%.
As for Mika Sudo, her chances are even higher: 1.09 odds, this is 88% probability.
In addition, bets on the number of eaten hot dogs in men’s competitions are also available. You can bet on more than 71.5 for 1.712 (54%). Note that for this figure, the result exceeded only twice in history: in 2017 and in 2018.
In women’s competitions, is available a bet on the total over 37.5, there is a high probability that this indicator will not be achieved: the coefficient is 1.712, this is a 54% chance that this won’t happen.