Kobe Tops in Odds
7/3/2004, the world’s leading offshore gaming company, today released official odds for the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest to be held on Sunday, July 4, 2004 in Coney Island, NY.

Reigning champion Takeru Kobayashi enters the contest as an overwhelming favorite, coming in at 1 to 4˝ odds. Other competitive eating stars who may challenge for the coveted Mustard Yellow Belt include Japanese eater Nobuyuki Shirota (3 to 1); Sonya Thomas, the 105 pound phenom from Alexandria, VA (5 to 1); reigning American Hot Dog Eating Champion Ed ‘Cookie’ Jarvis (12˝ to 1); Former American Hot Dog Eating Champion Eric ‘Badlands’ Booker (15 to 1); distance specialist Rich ‘The Locust’ LeFevre (18 to 1); the remaining Field of gurgitators (4 to 1) and long shot Dale ‘The Mouth of the South’ Boone (50 to 1).

“Kobayashi has clearly established himself as one of the greatest athletes of all time,” said Eddie King of “Our odds reflect that.”

The Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Championship is held each year on July 4th at the original Nathan’s Famous location at Surf and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island, NY. Held every year since 1916, the contest draws the finest competitive eaters from around the world to battle for the coveted Mustard Yellow Championship Belt, the World Cup of competitive eating. For the past three years, Takeru Kobayashi of Japan has won the Fourth of July contest. In 2002, Kobayashi set a new world record by downing 50 and ˝ Nathan’s Famous hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes. is one of the oldest and most respected legal online sports betting websites in the World, and is the only offshore sports book to be licensed and bonded in TWO recognized gaming jurisdictions - Costa Rica and the Mohawk Indian Reservation in Montreal, Canada. For these and many other reasons, is the dominant option for sports wagering.