The Video Music Awards are almost upon us, and while everyone else is anticipating the live performances, the unexpected guest appearances and the category winners, we only care about one thing—the gambling opportunities. WilliamHill.com lists odds for the biggest categories, making Lady Gaga the favorite for Best Female Video, Justin Bieber the favorite for Best Male Video, and Katy Perry the favorite for Best Pop Video and Video of the Year. (Adele gets the second best odds at the latter, with 3.5 to 1, while Tyler, the Creator only gets a 13 to 1 shot—drat.)
But as fun as it is to gamble on the awards themselves, as always, the real money is to be made on the prop bets. Check out our scorecard below, and feel free to pass it out at your VMAs and/or hurricane parties this weekend.
Jersey Shore Member to Get the Most Face Time:
The Situation: Even
How Lady Gaga Pays Tribute to the Late Clarence Clemons During Her Performance:
Video Montage: +200
Appearance by Clarence Clemons III: +500
Blackface / Fat Suit: +1200
Reincarnation Spell: +2000
Material of Lady Gaga's Outfit During Performance:
Animal Fur: +500
Translucent Plastic: +800
Swiss Cheese: +1000
Male Models: +1200
Length of Britney Spears' Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance Speech:
1-2 min: +150
2-4 min: +300
+4 min: +500
30-60 secs: +800
0-30 secs: +1000
Never Makes it to Podium: +1200
First Person Tyler the Creator Tries to Start a Fight With:
Bruno Mars: -150
Chris Brown: +200
Big Sean: +500
Tony Bennett: +2000
First Person Tyler the Creator Makes Uncomfortable Sexual Advances Towards:
Selena Gomez: Even
Justin Bieber: +500
First Person to Make an Uncomfortable "Hurricane" Joke/Reference:
Kanye West: -125
Russell Brand: Even
Lil Wayne: +500
Rick Ross: +1000
Foster the People: +2500
Celebrity in Attendance to Sense Void in Leadership and Spontaneously Assume Hosting Duties:
Lady Gaga: +300
Kanye West: +600
Dave Grohl: +1000
Cast of Twilight: +2000
Will Katy Perry Continue Her Career 0-fer at the VMAs Despite Her Ten Nominations:
Will More Than Two People in the Audience Know the Words to Whatever Song Young the Giant Plays?
Will Lenny Kravitz Get to Parlay His Role in Hunger Games Into One Last VMAs Appearance?
Will Someone Makes a Justin/Selena Joke That Causes Both of Them to Laugh in Their Seats While Hiding Their Embarrassed Faces?
Will Kanye and Jay-Z Acknowledge Each Others' Existence At Any Point?
Will Katy Perry Shoot Anything Out of Her Tits?:
Yes: Even Money
How Many Winners or Presenters Will Chastise MTV for Not Playing Enough Videos?
Over Two: +120
Under Two: -140
How Many Times Will Lil Wayne Get Censored During His Performance?
Over Eight: -110
Under Eight: +105
How Many Rattlesnakes Will Be Involved in the Britney Spears Tribute?
Over One: -120
Under One: +110
How Many Odd Future Members Will Actually Get to Speak?
Over Four: +125
Under Four: -140
How Many Jokes Will Be Made at Kris Humphries' Expense?
Over One: +110
Under One: -125
How Many Winners Will Shout Out to Amy Winehouse in Their Acceptance Speeches?
Over Two: +120
Under Two: -140
Once again, we at Popdust remind you that gambling is not particularly in these United States just yet, so try not to flaunt your victory in your office pool in front of too many establishment figures.