Dancing with the Stars betting began with the first show in June of 2005. The show is based on the BBC series Strictly Come Dancing. The seventh season of Dancing with the Stars odds will be available in September of 2008.
Dancing with the Stars betting shows odds on each of the 12 celebrity dancers. These Dancing with the Stars odds are continually updated throughout the season as dancers are voted off the show. The dancers are scored by three professional judges (Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli) and by the public at home. These scores are combined and the couples are ranked accordingly. The team which receives the lowest total score is eliminated in Dancing with the Stars betting. The show is broadcast live from Los Angeles each week.
Since the show is broadcast twice each year, there have been seven seasons of Dancing with the Stars odds. There was one show in 2005, two in 2006, two in 2007 and one so far in 2008. Season Seven of Dancing with the Stars betting will be underway in September of 2008 and conclude in November of 2008.
Dancing with the Stars betting is similar in some respects to American Idol betting. The difference between the two is that the judges have less of an impact in American Idol. In Dancing with the Stars betting there have rarely been any huge surprises since the judges’ votes count for half of the total. The one major upset in Dancing with the Stars betting was in Season Five when Sabrina Bryan was voted off the show. She was one of the major favorites in Dancing with the Stars betting that season but didn’t even make it to the Finals.
What makes Dancing with the Stars betting popular is that it appeals to a wide audience. Women love the show for the dancing while men watch the show for the competition and the Dancing with the Stars odds. It also helps that unlike American Idol, celebrities are taking part in the competition. There are always popular celebrities for viewers to watch and to wager on in Dancing with the Stars betting.