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11 February 2003

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua – (Press Release) -- Only minutes after the official Oscar nominations were announced earlier this morning, the odds makers at began calculating odds for the 75th Annual Academy Awards. With odds on the six major categories finished hours after the nominees were announced, has become the first bookmaker in the world to release betting lines on the Oscars.

A leading offshore gaming company for over 10 years, has created odds on the following categories: Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. Later this week, will have betting options on nearly all of the Oscar categories available for customers. All eyes will be on Hollywood's finest as the winners are announced during the awards ceremony on Sunday, March 23, but the hype surrounding the awards begins today with the official nominations.

    Current Odds:             *All odds are subject to change*

    Best Motion Picture:
     Chicago                                 1/2
     The Hours                               5/2
     Gangs of New York                       5/1
     The Lord of the Rings                   6/1
     The Pianist                             12/1

    Best Actor:
     Daniel Day-Lewis                        4/5
     Jack Nicholson                          3/2
     Adrien Brody                            9/2
     Nicolas Cage                            8/1
     Michael Caine                           12/1

    Best Actress:
     Nicole Kidman                           1/1
     Julianne Moore                          7/5
     Renee Zellweger                         9/2
     Diane Lane                              6/1
     Salma Hayek                             15/1

    Best Supporting Actor:
     Chris Cooper                            1/2
     Ed Harris                               3/1
     Paul Newman                             4/1
     John C. Reilly                          6/1
     Christopher Walken                      10/1

    Best Supporting Actress:
     Meryl Streep                            1/2
     Catherine Zeta-Jones                    7/5
     Julianne Moore                          4/1
     Kathy Bates                             6/1
     Queen Latifah                           15/1

    Best Director:
     Martin Scorsese                         1/2
     Rob Marshall                            2/1
     Stephen Daldry                          5/1
     Roman Polanski                          8/1
     Pedro Almodovar                         15/1

In addition to offering odds on the best in film for 2002, is also offering odds on the Razzies, which salute the worst in motion pictures for the year. The company has created betting options on the year's Worst Film, Worst Actor and Worst Actress -- the Razzies are handed out the day before the Academy Awards

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