Oscars Odds: How To Bet On The Oscars

This is how you bet on the Oscars ahead of the 2021 ceremony
Samuel Farley
Mon, April 19, 12:06 PM EDT

This week sees the biggest ceremony in moves at the 2021 Oscars is held in Los Angeles. This is a very unusual year but the academy have insisted that there's an in-person ceremony, and it could be a real highlight for film lovers after a tough 2021.

If you've been following on OddsChecker you'll know that we have the best exclusive public betting data available for the Oscars. In past weeks we've put out a variety of articles, that show 55% of all bets have been on Viola Davis to win Best Actress. That the late great Chadwick Boseman is heavily believed, by bookies and bettors alike, to win Best Actor, and that Nomadland is the most popular selection to win Best Picture with OddsChecker bettors.

Sadly, betting on the Oscars isn't available in every state. Even many states which allow legal sports betting don't allow betting on the Oscars. Luckily for you, we've gone through every legal state and explained how you can bet. 

If you live in a state in which you can't bet on the Oscars, then you can still get involved with the action with DraftKings, who have set up a free-to-play fantasy Oscars game with a big $25k prize pool.

DraftKings $25k Free Oscars Game

All you have to do to enter the free-to-play is to sign up with our link, then give you selections to win certain awards. You earn points by getting your predictions correct and then the $25k prize pool is split between those at the top, with the winner getting $1,000 in cash.

Here's how you sign up:

1. Click this exclusive link to qualify

2. Register to DraftKings Sportsbook (takes a couple of minutes)

3. Enter your selections to win the following awards:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Lead Actor
  • Best Lead Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Director
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Animated Feature
  • Best Original Song

4. Once you’ve entered your selections, you are all set to win a share of the $25,000! You will score points for every correct selection, and the person with the most correct selections will in $1,000 at the end of the night.

How about that? It's all totally free and you can win big money! So what are you waiting for? Get involved now.

Betting on the Oscars in New Jersey

Right now New Jersey is one of three states taking bets on the Oscars. Luckily, there are plenty of bookies doing it including FanDuel Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook and Bet365.

Click here to see how you join these sportsbook and eventually go onto bet on the Oscars.

Betting on the Oscars in Colorado

Sadly you can't bet on the Oscars in Colorado but you are able to bet on various sporting events.

Click here to see how you join Colorado's sportsbooks and eventually go onto bet on the NBA, NFL and more.

Betting on the Oscars in Illinois

Sadly you can't legally wager on the Oscars in Illinois, but you can still take part in the free-to-play DraftKings game and win a share of $25k.

Click here to see all of Illinois sportsbook including BetRivers, FanDuel Sportsbook, PointsBet and DraftKings Sportsbook .

Betting on the Oscars in Indiana

You lucky, lucky people! Indiana is one of the three states with legal betting on the Oscars. DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook will all take bets on the Oscars in Indiana.

Click here to see how you join these sportsbook and eventually go onto bet on the Oscars.

Betting on the Oscars In Iowa

Sadly you can't wager on the Oscars in Iowa, but you can still play the DraftKings fantasy game and it's free!

Click here if you want to wager on sporting events in Iowa.

Betting on the Oscars In Michigan

If you live in Michigan then congratulations, it's legal to bet on the Oscars. We'd still recommend playing DraftKings free-to-play fantasy game though.

Betting on the Oscars in Nevada

Sadly you can't wager on the Oscars in Nevada, but you can still play the DraftKings fantasy game and it's free!

Click here to explore Nevada's sportsbooks.

Betting on the Oscars in Pennsylvania

Sadly you can't wager on the Oscars in PA, despite a great array of sport betting options. Luckily you can still play the DraftKings fantasy game and it's free!

Click here to see how you join these sportsbooks and wager on the 76ers and Eagles this season.

Betting on the Oscars in Tennessee

Tennessee is one of the fastest growing sports betting states in the US but sadly it doesn't allow betting on the Oscars.

Click here to view the state's legal books and get an account so you can wager on your favorite teams.

Betting on the Oscars in Virginia

Sadly you can't wager on the Oscars in Virginia, but you can still play the DraftKings fantasy game and it's free!

Click here to check out the bookies you can wager on sports with.

Betting on the Oscars In West Virginia

Unlucky West Virginia natives, sadly the state hasn't legalized betting on the Oscars, although this could change in the future. For now you can only bet on sport.

Click here to see which sportsbook are available to bet on sport.

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