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2006 World Cup Will be The Biggest Betting Event In History
PinnacleSports.com Executive Available To Discuss World Cup Betting Trends
WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO (June 2, 2006)—The “World’s Game” takes center stage beginning June 9th when the 2006 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Germany. Followed by billions of fans, the World Cup is the single biggest sporting event on earth and betting on the event will easily surpass the Super Bowl and NCAA Tournament combined. Hundreds of millions of people across the globe will have a betting interest on the World Cup and the Internet will be the preferred wagering method of choice for the month-long tournament. The largest sports betting site on the Internet, PinnacleSports.com expects Germany 2006 to be the single biggest sporting event in history and is available to discuss a wide range of betting trends on the World Cup.
While estimates put Super Bowl betting at nearly $600 million and wagering on the men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament at close to $4 billion, the global nature and tournament structure of the World Cup generates more betting than any other event. This year, British bookmakers alone expect to receive over $1.89 billion on the 64-game tournament. With the highest online limits and odds that offer consistent value to the player, PinnacleSports.com is recognized by both gaming experts and its peers as being the world’s largest online sports book.
For Germany 2006, PinnacleSports.com will accept online wagers from as little as $1 to a maximum of $50,000 with low margin betting that gives bettors up to 85% better value than traditional bookmakers, and unlike betting exchanges, never charges a commission on winning bets. Available in English, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Thai, the PinnacleSports.com site caters to bettors in over 80 countries worldwide and accepts sixteen forms of currency, making it a truly global sportsbook for bettors of all sizes.
“Every four years the World Cup attracts billions of viewers who not only fanatically support their national team with pride, but also in the hope of winning their bets,” said Simon Noble of PinnacleSports.com. “With FIFA forecasting that 32 billion people worldwide will tune into the tournament this year, it’s easy to predict wagering on Germany 2006 will dwarf any other sporting event in history. The Internet will continue to be the destination of choice for consumers betting on major sporting events like the World Cup as more recognize the convenience and safety an online bookmaker like PinnacleSports.com provides.”
Since founding the first Internet sportsbook in 1996, Mr. Noble has witnessed the explosive growth of online gambling firsthand. He is available to discuss several betting-related issues, including:
- Gambling trends and facts regarding the World Cup
- The growth of Internet sports betting
- Online versus traditional sports gambling
- Government regulation of Internet gaming
- The setting of World Cup betting lines
- Patterns and trends in the bets placed so far
- Unique World Cup-related betting options available exclusively at PinnacleSports.com
PinnacleSports.com (www.pinnaclesports.com) is the Internet’s largest sports betting site serving customers in more than 80 countries worldwide. Founded in 1998, PinnacleSports.com was the first sports book to introduce reduced margin wagering, using a -105 pricing model that gives bettors up to 50% better value on wagers than traditional bookmakers. With low minimum bet requirements and the highest maximum limits on the Web, PinnacleSports.com has earned an industry leading reputation for providing consistent value to the player, professional customer service and the quickest payouts online. Fully licensed and regulated in Curacao, the company offers a secure environment for sports betting, racing and casino gaming