Betting On The Oscars : Planet Money Betting on the Oscars is now legal in New Jersey and Indiana, so we went down to Atlantic City to place a bet on Best Picture. And we spoke to a few experts beforehand to understand how to make a better bet.
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Betting On The Oscars

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Betting On The Oscars

Betting On The Oscars

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Producer Darius Rafieyan holds his betting slip after placing a bet on the Oscars' Best Picture category in Atlantic City, N.J. Darius Rafieyan/NPR hide caption

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Producer Darius Rafieyan holds his betting slip after placing a bet on the Oscars' Best Picture category in Atlantic City, N.J.

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The Oscars are coming up this weekend, and you may be attending a party where there'll be a pool going to bet on the winners. But legally betting on the Oscars is a relatively new thing, and so far has only been approved in two states, New Jersey and Indiana.

At The Indicator, we have plenty of opinions, particularly on the topics of money and film. So of course we had to head to Atlantic City to place our bet. But before we did, we talked to a few experts to help us make a more educated bet on Best Picture (including our current reigning best-named guest, Spanky Kyrollos). Plus, why Stacey is forbidding us from betting on The Irishman.

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