Christina Aguilera Is Not The Only One With A Headache After Botched National Anthem

Written by:
Jordan Bach
Published on:
Feb/08/2011
Christina Aguilera

Forget the fact that Christina Aguilera botched the lyrics of the National Anthem during Sunday’s Super Bowl, it turns out that the real controversy at a few dozen online gambling websites involves oddsmakers ability to be right on the mark.

The problem:  They posted a line that fell midway between conflicting data on the length of Aguilera’s rendition.

According to Michael Perry, a spokesperson for Sportsbook.com, “We recorded 2 different broadcasts of the Super Bowl and after replaying them, we found out that one took 1:53, and the other 1:54. Then we went to Youtube.com and found another version that was 1:56.  Sure, we put up these propositions to try and make money, but we also want to make the bettor’s  experience as pleasant as possible. That being said, we thought it was in everyone’s best interest if we paid BOTH sides as winners.”

For the first time in Sportsbook.com’s nearly 15 years online, that company has decided to pay out on both sides of the National Anthem bet.  Others have paid out on either the OVER or UNDER depending on which number they decided to apply.

Gambling911.com readers at least can be gratified as most of those betting this particular prop were directed to the Sportsbook.com website, which was featured exclusively on what is now the most trafficked article so far in 2011.

“The positive press Sportsbook.com is getting will pay off any of the monies lost having to pay both sides of this bet,” says Payton O’Brien, Senior Editor of the Gambling911.com website, who was quoted yesterday on the Fox Sports site. 

Apparently, Sportsbook.com was rooting for Aguilera to go under.  Pierce concluded that “Just over 75% of action on the Christina Aguilera prop was betting on over 1:54, despite the fact that she had never gone over that number in seven different recordings available on the internet.”

- Jordan Bach, Gambling911.com

Entertainment News

Odds to Win the Golden Globe Best Actor 2017 – Casey Affleck

Odds to Win the Golden Globe Best Actor 2017 – Casey Affleck

Casey Affleck was a -300 favorite to win the 2017 Golden Globe award for Best Actor but the competition is somewhat stiff with Denzel Washington at 3/1 to win for Fences.

2017 Golden Globes Betting Odds to Win: Casey Affleck, Natalie Portman, More

2017 Golden Globes Betting Odds to Win: Casey Affleck, Natalie Portman, More

BetOnline was offering 2017 Golden Globes betting odds to win Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Picture Drama and Musical/Comedy.

Singer Trey Songz Thrown Out of MGM National Harbor Casino

Singer Trey Songz Thrown Out of MGM National Harbor Casino

Singer-songwriter Trey Songz says he was recently ejected from the MGM National Harbor.

2016 Casino Celebrity Brush Ups and Bans Abound: Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe, More

2016 Casino Celebrity Brush Ups and Bans Abound: Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe, More

Casino gambling played front and center in some 2016 celebrity news, and usually it wasn't pretty.

With the Passing of So Many Celebs in 2016, Yes Death Pool Betting Still Alive and Well

While not promoted on sites like Gambling911.com, some online betting sites do take bets on so-called death pools, the odds of a particular celebrity next to pass away.

Syndicate