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Vegas betting exec lists Killers, Imagine Dragons as Super Bowl favorites

Updated August 24, 2023 - 5:01 pm

The architect of Super Bowl “props” bets is adding his two cents, and sense of humor, to speculation of who will perform the halftime show in February at Allegiant Stadium.

Westgate SuperBook vice president Jay Kornegay has has established Vegas rock bands The Killers (12-1) and Imagine Dragons (14-1) as the early favorites to perform at halftime of Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium.

Drake is next at 18-1; followed by Bad Bunny and Miley Cyrus at 20-1; Morgan Wallen and Carrie Underwood at 25-1; and Post Malone, Luke Combs and Kane Brown at 30-1 to round out the top 10.

Kornegay has listed Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran at 40-1. They would need to be swayed to rethink their decisions not to perform.

Zach Bryan, Dua Lipa and Lil Dirk are 50-1; Kenny Chesney at 100-1; Garth Brooks 100-1; Adele 800-1; Barry Manilow, Lizzo, and Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton at 1,000-1; Lionel Richie, Stevie Nicks and Donny Osmond at 5,000-1.

Kornegay lists “the field” at 3-1 (wink). I like the field, actually. BTS is in the field. Diana Ross and Carlos Santana, also in the field.

Kornegay stresses he is having fun with this list, which he assembled quickly after my random request. These numbers are for entertainment purposes only, not posted at the Westgate or anywhere else. But if you want to wager with the nearest Bad Bunny fan, go for it.

Who Was Where

The gentleman at Delilah on Tuesday who looked like the grid legend who is arguably the greatest running back in NFL history, was. Give it up for Barry Sanders, not making a big deal of himself with a group near the stage.

Hoopin’ at 3,000

Amazing hula-hoop artist Mat Plendl has celebrated his 3,000th performance with “V — The Ultimate Variety Show” and “Vegas! The Show” at V Theater and Saxe Theater at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. Plendl started his run in May 2014. His act is, in fact, dizzying.

Tease this …

A piece of farm equipment will be used as scenery for a developing club on the Strip.

And this …

Major fundraising-entertainment news due Monday. A personal favorite. A Las Vegas favorite. A national favorite, too.

Cool Hang Alert

Aaron Benward’s Nashville Unplugged no-cover, live-music series continues at 8 p.m. Fridays at Mandalay Bay’s Rhythm & Riffs. Benward is an accomplished musician and a dandy storyteller. Ages 21-over. Support the bar and the tip jar.

John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on X, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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