Betting on Entertainment in the USA

Most people are well aware of the fact that you can place bets on much more than sports events. Entertainment betting takes place on reality shows such as American Idol. The number of betting events depends on the shows running during the year; popular betting events include The Bachelor, Survivor and the Oscars.

Planning to Place Bets on Entertainment for the First Time?

One of the most important events every year is the Oscars or the Academy Awards, which recognises the best actors, film directors and others in the film industry. You can already place bets on the 92nd Oscars that takes place in 2020; it is way before the red carpet will lead the crème da la crème actors towards the stage. The number of categories could change, but it usually includes twenty-four titles.


The yearly Oscar event is the highlight for anyone in the entertainment industry, and the world’s best designers are already designing the most glamourous dresses. Oscar awards go-to directors, editors, composers, producers, costumes, make-up artists and writers. The main categories are the best actor, best actress and the film of the year awards.

History of the Oscars Event

The very first Oscar dinner took place on the 16th of May 1929, and during a ceremony that lasted 15 minutes, 15 Oscars was handed out. The Oscars event is now televised to over 225 different countries, and the game is about 3.5 hours long since 1929 up to 2019 over 3,100 Oscars was handed over to the best in the film industry.

Films winning Oscar as Best Picture

  • 12 Years A Slave
  • Birdman
  • Spotlight
  • Moonlight
  • The Shape of Water
  • Green Book

Best Actors

  • Mathew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club
  • Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in The Revenant
  • Leonardo DiCaprio as High Glass in The Revenant
  • Casey Affleck as Lee Chandler in Manchester By The Sea
  • Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour
  • Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Actress

  • Cate Blanchett as Jeanette Francis in Blue Jasmine
  • Julianne Moore as Alice Howland in Still Alice
  • Room, Joy Newsome played by Brie Larson
  • La La Land, Mia Dolan played by Emma Stone
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Mildred Hayes, played by Frances McDormand
  • Best Actress in The Favourite, Olivia Colman

Oscar Betting

When it comes to betting on entertainment, the Oscars are the trickiest as you never know the outcomes. The best tip is to follow the significant award ceremonies that take place before the Oscars. These include the Golden Globes and the Critic’s Choice Awards.

Practice Your Betting Skills

If you fancy a bit of entertainment betting the best way to gain a bit of experience before the next Oscars event is to bet on other activities. Some of the most popular betting events include Strictly Come Dancing, X-Factor and the Apprentice. Enjoy the best shows and make a bit of money on the side when you place bets via your laptop, desktop or mobile device.