Scripps National Spelling Bee Odds (2008)

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Betting on the Scripps National Spelling Bee? Say what? It's true, online gambling website has once again released Scripps National Spelling Bee odds for the 2008 event, which takes place May 29 and May 30.
"This one is HUGE for us each year," admitted Reed Richards, Spokesperson for
Indeed it is. received thousands of inquiries for the Scripps National Spelling Bee last year and the year prior to that. Media outlets also enjoy the type of betting offered on this contest.
"One of the best betting options ever offered is the wager on whether the winner of the Scripps Spelling Bee will wear glasses," commented's own Payton O'Brien.
Traditionally, the favorite has always been "Yes". This year was offering even odds on the winner wearing glasses.
Young students from across the US and Canada will have to out-spell 287 other middle school students beginning May 29 if they're going to take home a trophy, $35,000 in cash and recognition as the best speller in the country at the 2008 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 2008, the hype is ready to explode. People are completely mesmerized by the spectacle of nerdy stardom 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 by site0users looking to wager on every possible scenario regarding the world's largest educational challenge. 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!!!!!!
Oddsmakers at posted the following odds on all things Scripps National Spelling Bee: Betting Odds Available Here
Gender of winner
Male 5/7
Female 1/1
Winner to wear glasses
Yes 1/1
No 5/7
Length of winning word
Over 8.5 2/3
Under 8.5 11/10
Jordan Bach, Jagajeet Chiba, News,
Originally published May 27, 2008 11:00 pm EST

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