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Search Our Archive of Gaming Articles, Mike's Hard Lemonade Place Odds on Groundhog Day Outcome

15 January 2002

DENVER, Colorado – (Press Release) --Jan. 15, 2002-- mike thinks Groundhog Day is a really cool holiday because he and his buddies at mike's hard lemonade always make a bet with their local weather guy on whether the groundhog will see his shadow. mike's decided to give everybody - particularly friends of mike's -- the chance to bet on Groundhog Day by teaming with to place odds on the results of this year's Groundhog Day (February 2, 2002). The bookies say it's 8 to 1 that the groundhog will not see his shadow, meaning six more weeks of winter. mike, being the guy he is, is guessing against the odds -- he is ready for spring. formulated the 8-1 odds based on the record of past Punxsutawney, PA results - 91 times out of 105 tries -- in which the groundhog has seen his shadow and burrowed back into his hole for more winter. mike doesn't know why, but the groundhog seems to have done this more often in the past few years.

``mike thinks Groundhog Day is a hard day for weather guys since they are trying to match science against a really smart groundhog,'' said Jeff Tripician, a friend of mike's (who happens to be vice president of consumer marketing at mike's hard lemonade).

``Since mike is not a weatherman himself, he thought we should help them out, have some fun and place bets on the little shadow-seeking varmint. No matter what the ole groundhog sees, we'll be raising our bottles of mike's to toast groundhogs, weather guys and everyone else celebrating one of mike's favorite holidays.''

``Our chips are down on this exciting venture,'' added Brian Georgia of ``This is one Groundhog Day where your bet on a shadow can count!'' is an award-winning sports gaming Web site that provides free odds, scores, gameday weather and more. Everything a sports gambler needs to be successful.

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