Jeopardy Betting Odds Favor Ken Jennings To Be Next Host

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It has been less than a month since the world lost Alex Trebek (80), the 37-year host of the popular television game show Jeopardy. 

Now that Trebek has unfortunately lost his battle with pancreatic cancer, fans of the show are left wondering who could fill his shoes. While many fans agree that Trebek will always be known as the greatest Jeopardy host, the show is forced to move on and find someone else to ask the tough questions. 

Jeopardy has been on daytime television in some fashion for over 40 years; however, it was canceled before it rebooted with Trebek in 1984. The original host Art Fleming hosted the show for 11 years before Trebek took the stand. Coincidentally, Fleming died of pancreatic cancer in 1995 after the show became a massive success with Trebek. Below is a snippet from Trebek’s first show.


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Since Trebek’s first broadcast in 1984, 18+ online entertainment betting has grown immensely in the United States alongside the internet. In 2017, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, better known as PASPA, was repealed by the Supreme Court, opening the path for states to allow domestic sports betting on entertainment and all other forms of traditional and non-traditional sports. 

Today you will see that there are 18 states that allow sports betting and Washington D.C., but only a handful of them allow bettors over the age of 18. Since younger bettors often run into age limit problems across the U.S., they typically turn to online services that are easy to use and convenient.

Online sportsbooks that accept players 18+ have been operating since the early 2000s and currently have betting odds for who will be next to take on the iconic role as Jeopardy’s host. Odds at the time of this writing favor Ken Jennings, but LeVar Burton has recently been trending online. Below are the current entertainment odds for the next host of Jeopardy.

Next Jeopardy Full-Time Host – BetOnline

Ken Jennings +100
LeVar Burton +200
George Stephanopoulos +500
Neil deGrasse Tyson +1400
Alex Faust +1800
Laura Coates +1800
Ryan Seacrest +1800
Pat Sajak +2000
Mina Kimes +2200
Jimmy Kimmel +2500
Neil Patrick Harris +2500
Tom Bergeron +2500
Trevor Noah +2800
Wolf Blitzer +2800
Drew Carey +3300
Jane Lynch +3300
Katie Couric +3300
Chris Harrison +4000
Howie Mandel +4000
Jon Stewart +4000
Piers Morgan +4000
Steve Harvey +4000
Erin Andrews +5000
Nick Cannon +5000
Al Michaels +6600
Joe Rogan +6600
Rosie Perez +6600
Oprah Winfrey +10000
James Holzhauer +25000
Donald Trump +100000