‘Game of Thrones’ Series Finale Betting Odds

by James Murphy in Entertainment  / May 14, 2019

  • With a huge international following HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ is undoubtedly the most popular TV show in the world.
  • Season 8 will consist of only 6 episodes.
  • The ‘Game of Thrones’ series finale will air on HBO Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 9 PM Eastern.

After 8 seasons and countless deaths, the HBO series Game of Thrones will come to an end on Sunday night. The series premiered on April 17, 2011 and after solid but somewhat unspectacular numbers in the first season (2.5 million initial viewers average) it has completely blown up not only in the United States but worldwide. By season 3, the average was up to 4.97 million initial viewers and would continue to grow season by season. By season 5, it was 6.88 million and by season 6 it was 7.69 million. Season 7 had a staggering 10.26 million initial viewers average and with one episode remaining in season 8 the average initial viewer count is at 11.67 million. Before the start of Season 7, TIME Magazine called Game of Thrones ‘the most popular television show in the world’ and they’ve added around 5 million viewers per week in the United States alone.

The show has also been a very popular topic for betting. Of particular note, proposition wagers on the eventual ruler of the 7 Kingdoms and the venerable ‘Who Will Die Next?’ props have been especially popular. Betting on Game of Thrones has even gained traction in mainstream media and culture. Episode 3 of this season was easily the biggest single betting event for a scripted TV program in history. The finale might be even bigger.

GAME OF THRONES SERIES FINALE BETTING ODDS

MAJOR PLOTLINE PROPS

RULER OF SEVEN KINGDOMS END OF SEASON 8

Bran Stark                             -350
Sansa Stark +450
Jon Snow +750
Tyrion Lannister +750
Samwell Tarly +1500
Daenerys Targaryen +1500
Gendry +1500
Any Child of Arya Stark +2500
Arya Stark +2500
Any Child of Jon Snow +2500
Any Child of Cersei Lannister +5000
Davos Seaworth +5000
Bronn of the Blackwater +5000
Jken Hgar +10000
Yara Greyjoy +10000
Field +15000

LAST CHARACTER TO SPEAK END OF SEASON 8

Samwell Tarly                          +125
Bran Stark +250
Tyrion Lannister +350
Jon Snow +700
Davos Seaworth +1500
Sansa Stark +2500
Bronn of the Blackwater +2500
Arya Stark +5000
Daenerys Targaryen +5000
Grey Worm +5000
Field +7500

HOUSE TO RULE WESTEROS END OF SEASON 8

House Stark                            -250
House Targaryen +275
No Ruler +500
Any Other House/Ruler +750
House Lannister +2500
House Greyjoy +5000

WHO WILL BE HAND OF RULER OF WESTEROS END OF SEASON 8?

No One                                 -250
Tyrion Lannister +350
Davos Seaworth +600
Any Other Character +1000
Samwell Tarly +1500
Bran Stark +1500

WILL THE IRON THRONE BE DESTROYED BY END OF SEASON 8?

Yes                                    -600
No                                     +450

DEATH AND DISMEMBERMENT PROPS

FIRST CHARACTER TO DIE IN FINAL EPISODE

Daenerys Targaryen                     -350
Grey Worm +500
Tyrion Lannister +750
Arya Stark +750
Drogon +1500
Davos Seaworth +1500
Brienne Tart +2500
Jon Snow +2500
Sansa Stark +2500
Gendry +5000
Tormund Giantsbane +5000
Bran Stark +7500
Samwell Tarly +7500

FIRST STARK TO DIE IN FINAL EPISODE

Arya Stark                             -300
Sansa Stark +250
Bran Stark +1000

If no Starks die in final episode bet will be graded ‘no action’

NUMBER OF STARKS TO DIE IN FINAL EPISODE

Over 1.5 Starks                         +450
Under 1.5 Starks -600

If no Starks die in final episode bets on the ‘Under’ will be graded as a winner

NUMBER OF NAMED CHARACTERS KILLED BY DROGON IN FINAL EPISODE

Over 0.5                                 +300
Under 0.5 -350

If no named characters are killed by Drogon in final episode bets on the ‘Under’ will be graded as a winner

WHO WILL KILL DAENERYS TARGARYEN?

Jon Snow                                 -300
Arya Stark +450
Survives +750
Death via natural causes +750
Killed any other character/method +1000
Tyrion Lannister +1500
Sansa Stark +2500

WILL TYRION LANNISTER BE EXECUTED?

Yes                                      -250
No                                       +210

DEAD OR ALIVE PROPS

WILL SAMWELL TARLY DIE BY THE END OF FINAL EPISODE?

Yes                                       +7500
No                                       -15000

WILL ARYA STARK DIE BY THE END OF FINAL EPISODE?

Yes                                       +1750
No                                       -3500

WILL SANSA STARK DIE BY THE END OF FINAL EPISODE?

Yes                                       +1750
No                                       -3500

WILL DROGON DIE BY THE END OF THE FINAL EPISODE?

Yes                                       +300
No -350

WILL GENDRY DIE BY THE END OF FINAL EPISODE?

Yes                                        +1750
No                                       -3500

WILL YARA GREYJOY DIE BY THE END OF FINAL EPISODE?

Yes                                        +1750
No                                       -3500

WILL BRAN STARK DIE BY THE END OF FINAL EPISODE?

Yes                                        +1250
No                                       -2500

WILL DAVOS SEAWORTH DIE BY THE END OF FINAL EPISODE?

Yes                                        +750
No                                       -1500

WILL JON SNOW DIE BY THE END OF FINAL EPISODE?

Yes                                        +750
No                                       -1500

WILL TYRION LANNISTER DIE BY THE END OF FINAL EPISODE?

Yes                                        +300
No                                       -350

WILL DAENERYS TARGARYEN DIE BY THE END OF FINAL EPISODE?

Yes                                         -1000
No                                         +500

MISCELLANEOUS PROPS

GAME OF THRONES FINAL EPISODE HBO BROADCAST INITIAL VIEWERS?

Over 14.25 Million                          -130
Over 14.25 Million                       +110

WILL TYRION LANNISTER DRINK OR MENTION ‘WINE’ IN FINAL EPISODE?

Yes                                         -350
No                                         +300

WILL THERE BE NUDITY IN FINAL EPISODE?

Yes                                         -350
No                                         +300

WILL THERE BE A SEX SCENE IN FINAL EPISODE?

Yes                                         +600
No                                         -750

WILL A STARBUCKS CUP BE SEEN IN FINAL EPISODE?

Yes                                         +2500
No                                         -5000

James Murphy

James Murphy is a preeminent authority on the international gambling industry and has made frequent appearances in the mainstream media including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Forbes, Entertainment Weekly, CNBC and NPR. He has previously worked as a radio and podcasting host where he broadcast to an international audience that depended on his expertise and advice. Murphy also serves as an odds making consultant for sports and ‘non-sport novelty bets’ covering the entertainment industry, politics, technology, financial markets and just about everything else.

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