Betting on the 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee

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It may sound absurd but betting on the 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee is always a hit year after year and not much should change in that respect.

"This year the folks at BetUS.com have the widest assortment of bets on the National Spelling Bee we have ever seen," commented Payton O'Brien of Gambling911.com.

Beginning May 27th, young students from across the US and Canada will have to out-spell 293 other middle school students if they are going to take home a trophy, $35,000 in cash, and recognition as the best speller at the 2009 Scripps Spelling Bee in Washington.

The buzz surrounding the "Bee," as it's known in intellectual and crazed-parental circles has grown exponentially in recent years, and in 2009, the hype is through the roof. People are completely mesmerized by the spectacle and nowhere else is this more evident than in the huge up-tick in site traffic at the largest, most successful sportsbook on the web, BetUS.com. Site-users are revving up and looking to wager on every possible scenario regarding the world's largest educational challenge.

BetUS.com posted odds on every possible Bee scenario - including whether the winner will be wearing the stereotypical studious costume of spectacular spectacles! Whoa, try spelling that three times fast!

BetUS.com posted the following odds on all things Scripps National Spelling Bee:

Gender of Winner:

                  •                  Male  13/17

                  •                  Female  9/10

Length of Winning Word:

                  •                  Over 9.5 letters  13/17

                  •                  Under 9.5 letters  9/10

Winner to wear Glasses:

                  •                  Yes  6/5

                  •                  No  5/8

Number of Syllables of Winning Word:

                  •                  Over 3.5  5/6

                  •                  Under 3.5  5/6

Will a contestant faint during the Spelling Bee?

                  •                  Yes  3/1

                  •                  No  1/5

Will a contestant vomit during the Spelling Bee?

                  •                  Yes  4/1

                  •                  No  1/7

Will a parent yell at a moderator?

                  •                  Yes  4/1

                  •                  No  1/7

Will any contestant be disqualified for cheating?

                  •                  Yes  3/1

                  •                  No  1/5

Will the Winner be an only child?

                  •                  Yes  5/2

                  •                  No  1/4

Who will last the longest?

                  •                  Speller No. 139 Sidharth Chand  9/5

                  •                  Speller No. 88 Kyle M. Mou  3/2

                  •                  Speller No. 110 Kavya Shivashankar  5/4

The Winning Word will be:

                  •                  a Verb  5/2

                  •                  a Noun  4/5

                  •                  an Adjective  7/2

                  •                  an Adverb  4/1

                  •                  Any Other  7/1


Bet the Bee at BetUS.com Here

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