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100 Countries in 100 Million Euro 2000 Betting Bonanza

22 June 2000

LONDON, June 22 (Press Release) -- The internet is playing a significant part in Euro 2000 becoming the world's biggest betting event, with one hundred million pounds being gambled on the outcome of the tournament.

Internet bookmakers William Hill -- http://www.willhill.com -- say that a phenomenal interest amongst foreign customers has accounted for almost one third of their turnover on who will win the event.

Hills have now opened accounts from punters in over one hundred countries since Euro 2000 kicked off, and say that punters have seized the opportunity of risk-free, tax-free betting with an established company with a world-wide reputation and a seventy year pedigree in the gambling industry.

``From Aruba to Zimbabwe; from Slovenia to Turkey; the USA to China, we have seen bets pouring in from all over the world for Euro 2000,'' said William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe.

At the Quarter Final stage of Euro 2000, William Hill make France and Holland 5/2 joint favourites and also offer 4/1 Italy; 6/1 Spain; 7/1 Portugal; 16/1 Romania; 18/1 Yugoslavia; 25 Turkey.

Hills odds for which two teams will contest the Final: 11/4 Holland-France, 9/2 France-Italy, 6/1 Holland-Portugal, 6/1 Holland-Spain, 15/2 Italy-Portugal, 8/1 Italy-Spain, 16/1 France-Romania, 18/1 Holland-Turkey, 20/1 France-Yugoslavia, 20/1 Portugal-Yugoslavia, 25/1 Italy-Turkey, 25/1 Portugal-Romania, 28/1 Spain-Romania, 33/1 Spain-Yugoslavia, 80/1 Romania-Turkey, 100/1 Yugoslavia-Turkey.

Hills Quarter Final match odds: 4/5 Portugal, 15/8 Draw, 7/2 Turkey.

4/6 Italy, 21/10 Draw, 4/1 Romania.

8/13 Holland, 21/10 Draw, 9/2 Yugoslavia.

Evens France, 15/8 Draw, 13/5 Spain.

Hills Top Euro 2000 Goal Scorer odds: 5/4 Milosevic, 4/1 Henry, Kluivert, 11/1 Conceicao, 14/1 Alfonso, 16/1 raul, Hakan Sukur; 25/1 Inzaghi, 33/1 Del Piero, Zenden; 40/1 F De Boer, Totti; 66/1 Djorkaeff, Figo, Gomes, R De Boer, Joao Pinto, Moldovan; 80/1 Anelka, Wiltord, Zidane; 100/1 Mendieta.

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