Political Wagers Becoming Popular Online - Friday 12th of May 2006

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – As reported by the Huntsville Times: "The courtroom isn't the only place the action is taking place in the trial of former Gov. Don Siegelman.

"The outcome of Siegelman's trial is being offered as a betting option on one of the world's largest betting sites, www.bodog.com.

"People can bet up to $100 whether Siegelman will be found guilty of one of several charges brought against him - bribery, extortion, obstructing justice, fraud or racketeering.

"…[Bodog.com's founder and CEO, Calvin] Ayre said political betting has become increasingly popular on the site, which handles mostly sports and casino-style betting.

"Some of the recent political wagers offered on Bodog.com:

"How many standing ovations would President Bush receive at his State of the Union address?

"Who would be the first Cabinet member replaced by President Bush?

"Which party will win the 2008 presidential election?…"

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