Thursday, September 07, 2006

Odds Are Posted For Possible Winners In DANCING WITH THE STARS

Wynn Las Vegas Announces 2006 DANCING WITH THE STARS Predictions

John Avello, Director of Race & Sports Operations, Releases His Weekly Odds for the ABC Reality Show

Forget about the mid-term elections and never mind NFL football. All eyes and ears are on ABC′s hit reality show DANCING WITH THE STARS. John Avello, Director of Race & Sports at Wynn Las Vegas, has assessed the celebrity contestants for the 2006 season of the show DANCING WITH THE STARS.

The odds to win the 2006 season of DANCING WITH THE STARS as of September 6, 2006, are as follows:

Predicted Placement - Celebrity Contestant - Predicted Odds

11 - Jerry Springer - 40:1

10 - Tucker Carlson - 20:1

9 - Emmitt Smith - 18:1

8 - Harry Hamlin - 15:1

7 - Shanna Moakler - 14:1

6 - Willa Ford - 12:1

5 - Joey Lawrence - 10:1

4 - Vivica A. Fox - 8:1

3 - Sara Evans - 6:1

2 - Monique Coleman - 5:1

1 - Mario Lopez - 4:1

Avello uses both industry insiders and formulaic processing to derive the above odds for the show. He is known for accurately pegging winners in advance and boasts a near-perfect record with past predictions on shows such as AMERICAN IDOL, THE APPRENTICE and SURVIVOR. He will update his DANCING WITH THE STARS odds each week until the series finale.

"This competition is all about fans at home. The fans will vote, but they will not necessarily vote based on talent. Master P. taught us that," says Avello, who sets the wagering line for Wynn Las Vegas, covers all on-site sports bets and nationwide horse racing and has also supplemented his sports focus with other entertainment odds-making including the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys.