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BetWWTS.COM Releases Odds on Baseball's Troubles

22 July 2002

St. John's, Antigua -- (Press Release)-- Rumors are running rampant about the state of Major League Baseball with contraction, payroll problems and a potential work stoppage dominating the daily headlines. Realizing that the national pastime appears to be in disarray, today became the first established bookmaker to announce odds on baseball's current tribulations.

A leading offshore gaming company since 1992, has created a unique betting option on there being a strike before the end of the 2002 baseball season. has listed the likelihood of the players union deciding to strike before the end this season at 5/7 odds (i.e., win $5 for every $7 bet), while the chance of the MLB season being completed is listed at even (1/1).

"With the players and owners avoiding talks about revenue sharing and a luxury tax, each day it appears more likely that baseball will suffer its ninth work stoppage since 1972," said Buck Churchill, chief bet manager of "Unfortunately for the average fan, the financial issues between the owners and players may bring about an early end to a very competitive and exciting season."

In addition, has created odds on how many Major League Baseball teams will be contracted before the start of the 2003 season. With rumors of two teams having problems meeting their payroll recently in the news, has listed the odds of two teams being eliminated from the league at 10/13. Meanwhile, the odds that all 30 teams will survive for another season of baseball is currently listed at 10/11 odds.

All odds are subject to change. The special bet offers on Major League Baseball can be found under "Special Props" in the "Today's Odds" section of the Web site.

About WWTS

WWTS (World Wide Tele-Sports) is the foremost offshore gaming company offering both Internet and telephone wagering to its worldwide customers. Fully licensed and regulated in St. John's, Antigua since 1994, WWTS offers a complete range of online casino games and more than 150 betting options daily through its portfolio of companies –, and With over 10 years of experience, WWTS has become one of the most respected companies in the gaming industry by providing unparalleled 24/7 customer support and timely payouts. WWTS receives over $1 billion in wagers annually and provides a secure environment for sports and casino wagering.

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