An Inside Guide to Betting the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

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Every July 4th, the famous Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest takes place from Coney Island, NY. This year has some changes, both positive and negative.

The contest will still take place, but with no fans present to cheer on the competitive eaters. Good news is, folks all over the country can make bets on who they expect to win, as well as the over/under of hot dogs consumed.

Check out the attached video as SI Gambling insiders Ben Heisler & Frankie Taddeo are joined by Don Povia, Founder & President of Transition Sports & Entertainment who is also the manager for the legendary competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi. The three discuss strategy for this year's event, as well as a few favorite bets for the 4th of July.