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Bodog.com Offers Political Wagers

23 Feb 2006

UNITED STATES – (PRESS RELEASE) --Online gaming giant Bodog.com is reporting another record-breaking week of political proposition betting. With two political storms blowing through Washington D.C. , Bodog.com bookmakers are busy taking wagers from bettors who seek to cash in on their political predictions.

The first disturbance to hit Washington surrounds the announcement by United Arab Emirates-based Dubai Ports World that it will take operational control of six of America's largest ports from British ports and shipping firm P&O. U.S. lawmakers have condemned the Bush administration's decision to approve the deal, arguing that it will make the country more vulnerable to terrorist attacks. Lawmakers have threatened to draft legislation that will prevent the move until a "thorough vetting process" has been completed, a move the administration has vowed to veto.

Will Dubai Ports World assume commercial operation of the Ports by the takeover date of March 2nd, 2006?

Yes -120 (70% of the early betting action on Yes)

No Even

As a wave of conspiracy theory surrounds Vice President Dick Cheney, he is busy trying to set the record straight about the hunting accident he was involved in. Cheney is reported to have accidentally shot his hunting partner, 78-year-old lawyer Harry Whittington. Whittington later suffered a minor heart attack after having birdshot lodged in his heart.

With few details made public and many questions left unanswered, conspiracy theorists are hard at work. There is even some Internet chatter that questions whether Cheney was even the shooter - in other words, suggesting a massive cover-up. Bodog.com bookmakers couldn't resist, and have added the odds.

Will it be publicly revealed by December 31, 2006 that Vice President Dick Cheney did not shoot Harry Whittington?

Yes +500

Among a host of other political proposition wagers found on Bodog.com, bettors can wager on how long White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan will stay in his position before being sacked.

Will Scott McClellan be fired/resign from his post as Press Secretary within the next?

Within 0-3 months 5/1

Within 3-6 months 2/1

Within 6-9 months 3/1

Within 9-18 months 4/1

Within 18 months-Until the last day of Bush's term 10/1

Commenting on the popularity of political proposition wagers, Bodog.com's Founder and CEO Calvin Ayre said, "Similar to betting on sports, these types of wagers allow political followers a stake in the outcome, and an entirely different experience in the political arena. Bodog.com is the driving force behind entertainment wagers, and we will continue to look for new and innovative ways to add value for our players."

 
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