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Major League Eating Sponsors Hot Dog Contest

Dec 03, 2013
Bally's Casino in Tunica, MS, to be Location

Bally’s Casino—Tunica will host a sanctioned hot dog-eating contest on December 14, 2013, to qualify the champions who will compete in the 99th annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in 2014. The top male and top female finishers from this qualifier will earn a trip to compete at the ESPN-televised finals at the original Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island on July 4th, 2014.

In recent years, an estimated 40,000 fans have made the pilgrimage to the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island to watch the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog-Eating Contest in person. Joey Chestnut of San Jose, CA, holds the world record for eating 69 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes, and he will seek his eighth straight title in 2014—a world record. Sonya Thomas of Alexandria, VA, will defend her title as Female Champion. She consumed 45 Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes in 2012, setting a new women’s world record.

The Nathan’s Famous qualifying tour is conducted each year in cities across the U.S. and beyond. Other qualifying events for the 2014 season are to be determined.

Do you have what it takes to challenge the reigning World Champions? If so, the time is now. Step up to the table for your shot at becoming a part of history!

This contest will take place on December 14, 2013, at 1pm Central, at Bally’s Casino—Tunica, MS

The top male and female finisher will each qualify for a spot to compete in the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on July 4th, 2014.**

About Bally’s: Bally’s Casino-Tunica is located just south of Memphis, TN in Tunica, MS. Bally’s Casino-Tunica offers over 1,100 of the newest slots and over 15 action-packed table games. In addition, there are three delicious dining venues – Cornucopia Buffet, The Silo Eatery, The Barn Restaurant – and a hotel featuring 238 comfortable hotel rooms. Bally’s Casino can be reached by calling 1-866-422-5597 or via Bally’s Tunica is owned and operated by RIH Acquisitions MS II, LLC, a Mississippi limited liability company, which licenses the name Bally’s Caesars License Company, LLC. Bally’s Tunica and RIH Acquisitions MS II, LLC have no affiliation with Caesars License Company, LLC and its affiliates.

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