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17 October 2006

UNITED STATES – (PRESS RELEASE) --, the foremost provider of online political betting, has posted odds on all 33 U.S. Senate seats up for grabs in the November 7 election. is regarded by many as the leader in innovation in the political betting world and is the first and only online entertainment company to offer odds on all 33 U.S. Senate races. Curious who the public favors? Visit:

"Entertainment betting as a whole has exploded in popularity and interest in political wagering in particular has skyrocketed, quickly making it the most sought after form of entertainment betting online," says Calvin Ayre, Founder of "Political betting is not only incredibly popular, but is also being seen by more and more observers as a new and highly accurate means of polling. A customer must wager their hard-earned money to lay stake in the outcome of an event, making the end results just as accurate, if not more accurate, than traditional types of polling. After all, when money is on the line customers are more likely to bet with their heads than their hearts."

This election, like many others, has not been without controversy. First, Connecticut incumbent Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-Connecticut) changed horses midstream after losing the Democratic primary election to Ned Lamont. Now, Congressman Mark Foley (R-Florida) has resigned amid allegations of inappropriate conduct with congressional pages. His ousting has put the spotlight directly on House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a possible cover up under his watch. The question everyone's asking now is: Will House Speaker Dennis Hastert resign from his position as Speaker of the House?

Of course, along with the tabloid news, the 2006 U.S. Senate elections feature a number of tight races, as well as a few potential blow outs. Some of the races worth keeping an eye on include:

-Who will wín the November 7th, 2006 senate election for the state of Missouri : Claire McCaskill (DEM), Jim Talent (REP) or Field (Any Other Candidates)?

--Claire McCaskill is the slight favorite in Missouri with odds of 9/16, while Jim Talent maintains a close second at 2/3. -Who will wín the November 7th, 2006 senate election for the state of New Jersey : Robert Mendez (DEM), Thomas Kean Jr. (REP) or Field (Any Other Candidate)?

--In one of the tighter races of the election, Robert Mendez has managed to maintain a small lead in New Jersey with odds of 7/13, while Thomas Kean Jr. is hot on his heals at 2/3.

The tight races are always the most entertaining and unpredictable, but not necessarily the best for betting. For the almost sure things you have to look to the states with the highest potential for blow outs:

-Who will wín the November 7th, 2006 senate election for the state of Maine: Olympia Snowe (REP), Jean Hay Bright (DEM) or Field (Any Other Candidate)?

--One of the most one-sided races of the election has Olympia Snowe favored in Maine at odds of 1/9. Competitor Jean Hay Bright is a long shot at 7/3.

-Who will wín the November 7th, 2006 senate election for the state of New Mexico: Jeff Bingaman (DEM) or Allen McCulloch (REP)?

--New Mexico is another state with the potential for blow out results, as Jeff Bingaman is way out in front with odds of 1/9, while Allen McCulloch is trailing far behind at 7/3.

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