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Related Links Lets Customers Bet on Celebrity Gossip

1 Sep 2004

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Increasing numbers of entertainment gossip junkies are seeking to make money off their obsession with celebrities by using online gaming sites to wager on everything from the staying power of certain Tinseltown marriages to the likelihood of pop divas being pregnant.

Sites such as are taking action on these esoteric wagers, and are finding that more and more people are putting their money where their opinions are.

"We started this a while back as a little novelty and diversion from our popular sports betting lines, but now celebrity/gossip has become a significant component of our activity," said Mike Nickels, president of GC Sports Group, which operates "I think it's just that everyone seems to have an opinion on this stuff, and many people are willing to wager money that their opinion is the correct one."

Some of the current celebrity betting lines, known as "proposition bets," include:

What will become of Britney Spears & Kevin Federline? Will they break up (-110; i.e, bet $110 to win $100) or get married (-120; bet $120 to win $100) first?

Which star will get pregnant first? Britney Spears is offered up at -- 250, while Carmen Electra is at +200.

Will Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro call it quits (+200)? Or, will young love go sour with Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey (-250). is a leading online gaming site. Celebrity betting lines can be found on the company's web site under "proposition/futures."

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