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DraftKings will serve as Major League Eating’s official sports betting partner for the event, and will also offer a free-to-play contest with a $25,000 prize in states where betting is not available.
The Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest has established itself as an annual July 4 television tradition. For 17 straight years, ESPN has aired the event live, helping turn competitive eaters like Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi into household names. Now the Coney Island-based event will have two new toppings: unique safety measures to protect eaters from the coronavirus pandemic and sports betting. This year’s edition will be open for legal betting in three states for the first time in […]