The Oscars are set to take place this coming Sunday, February 9th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. This will be the second straight year that the Oscars ceremony will be conducted without a host, after last years format was well received.
The Oscars are a huge event in LA and California as a whole. For this reason I wanted to create this page to help California residents understand how to place Oscars bets online.
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Bovada and BetOnline are our top two rated betting sites for California residents.
For the rest of this guide I will be using Bovada.lv for all examples and guides.
Oscars Betting in California
It is not currently legal to operate a sportsbook within California. The state is lagging behind others in the country when it comes to legalizing sport betting operation.
That said, it is not illegal for California residents to join and place bets through offshore betting sites that are licensed outside of the USA. Bovada falls into this category, and accepts players from the majority of US States, including California.
Check out our California section to learn more about sports betting in the state.
2020 Oscars Betting Odds
Bovada has odds available for 22 of the 24 categories. Let’s take a look at the odds for some of the most popular categories from the 2020 Oscars:
1917 is a lock to win best cinematography, but it’s also a small favorite to take down the best picture category. Parasite is it’s main competition, while Once Upon A Time In Hollywood seems to also have an outside shot.
Joaquin Phoenix is an overwhelming favorite to take down the Best Actor category for his role as Arthur Fleck in Joker. I was thoroughly impressed with him in that role, so I do fully expect him to get this win.
Renee Zellweger isn’t quite as big a favorite as Phoenix, but she’s close. I haven’t seen Judy, so I can’t comment on her performance.
To see all of the up to date Oscars odds head to Bovada.lv and select ‘Entertainment’ under the ‘All Sports’ drop down menu.
Bet The Oscars In California – 3 Step Guide
Follow these three steps to get your Oscars wagers placed from anywhere in California.
Step 1. Join Bovada.lv
Click the above link and fill out the short registration form that pops up on the home page to open your account. **If there is no pop-up click the ‘Join Now’ link in the top right corner.
Step 2. Deposit Funds
After logging into your new account click on your avatar in the top right corner and select ‘Deposit’. Choose your preferred deposit method (Visa, MasterCard or Bitcoin) and follow the instructions to make your deposit.
Bovada offers withdrawals via bitcoin, check by courier or wire transfer.
Step 3. Place Your Oscars Bets
Click on ‘Sports’ from the top menu bar, open the ‘All Sports’ drop down menu from the sports navigation bar, and select ‘Entertainment’.
Select the bet(s) you want to make from the various Oscars categories, enter your risk amount(s) on the Bet Slip, and click ‘Place Bets’ to lock in your wagers.
That’s it. Ready to bet? Click here to visit Bovada.lv.
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