BCLC Reveals Riveting Oscars Novelty Betting

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation has demonstrated once again that it can offer a great variety of regular betting options and in this case novelty ones. The Crown Corporation has officially announced the beginning of the wagering on this year’s edition of the Oscars as the awards draw near. Gambling and cinema fans will be able to place their bets on a series of categories on PlayNow.com.

The BCLC is the gambling and lottery regulator for the province of British Columbia. The Crown corporation’s official online casino platform is PlayNow.com. The platform offers a great variety of gambling opportunities including Live Casino, iLottery, bingo, and sports betting solutions. But despite its broad selection of content the agency advocates responsible gambling and reminds its players to play for fun and not money.

Nominations and Odds

This year’s edition of the awards comes as a quite intriguing one as the nominations list for the honors consists of a quite diverse list of candidates. Again, the Best Actor and Best Actress categories are the most anticipated ones among cinephiles. The recently deceased Chadwick Boseman emerges as the favorite for the best male actor with 1.05 odds according to PlayNow.com for his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

However, Mr. Boseman faces tough competition for the award in the face of Anthony Hopkins with 8.00 odds for his role in The Father. Then, there is Riz Ahmed for his performance in Sound of Metal. His nomination is a historical one as he is the first Muslim actor to be nominated for the honor. Then we have Steven Yeun with 29.00 who also enters the history books for the first Asian-American actor to be nominated for the award.

And when it comes to Best Actress, Viola Davis is leading the race with a 2.70 coefficient for her role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Ms. Davis has gathered 38% of the betting votes. She will face competition from Carey Mulligan who is considered to be one of the favorites too for the prize for her role in Promising Young Woman with 2.25 odds.

Undoubtedly another fan-favorite category for the big-screen enthusiasts is the Best Picture. Currently, with a 1.14 coefficient, and leading the charts is Nomadland. The movie has been nominated for 6 different Oscar awards this year. Then, there is the Netflix production – The Trial of Chicago with 6.50 odds. Minari with 16.00 and Promising Young Woman with 19.00 are also among the candidates for best film of the year.

Previous Special Time Offerings

The Crown agency has provided a number of exciting novelty bets over the years. Another more recent example was the Super Bowl LV. While the country waits for the single-game betting introduction, the Crown has provided a broad range of special offerings when Tampa Bay faced Kansas City in this year’s edition. Fans had the opportunity to bet on 550 different novelty wagers for the final.

And for the winter holidays, the Crown corporation has released another series of entertaining novelty betting possibilities. For last Christmas, the BCLC offered players the opportunity to guess whether or not there was going to be snow in Vancouver. Local gambling fans placed could their bets on a snowy holiday or the usual rainy one for the region.

Source: “PlayNow.com Bettors Wagering on Diverse Lineup for This Year’s Oscars” BCLC, April 22, 2021

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