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    Sunday, July 23rd, 2006 by Mike

Online sports betting leader Bodog.com posts odds on 2006 British Open. Tiger Woods favored to defend title. Bodog also offers poker and casino games.

(PRWEB) July 20, 2006 — With Tiger Woods preparing to defend his title, Bodog.com is setting the betting stage for the 146th British Open Championship as it returns to Royal Liverpool for four rounds beginning Thursday.

Bodog.com has Tiger Woods as a 7/2 favorite to bury his competition, which includes Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh and Ernie Els, who are listed at 17/2, 14/1 and 15/1, respectively. For all the odds on the 2006 British Open, see http://www.bodog.com/sports-betting/golf-pga.jsp

With interest in betting on golf steadily on the rise, Bodog.com reports significant year-to-year increases of wagers for each PGA event, specifically the British Open and other majors. The presence of recognizable players like Woods is a key reason for the surge in popularity of golf wagering.

Betting interest in this year’s British Open is expected to be the highest ever. A wide variety of posted odds allow bettors to wager on head-to-head-to-head matchups for each individual round. There are also a number of intriguing proposition wagers, such as “Will there be a Hole-in-One during the British Open Championship?”

“Creating ways to build on last year’s explosive interest in the British Open has been paramount for the bookmakers leading up to this weekend,” says Calvin Ayre, Founder and CEO of Bodogpoker .com. “We have created an incredible list of wagering opportunities to give our players the opportunity to fully experience each round of the Open Championship.”

In addition to winning the tournament, Bodog.com bookmakers have Tiger heavily favored to win his first 3-Ball match up:

Tiger Woods -265
Shingo Katayama +315
Nick Faldo +590

To view all British Open proposition wagers, go to http://www.bodog.com/sports-betting/golf-props.jsp.

Among its many offerings, Bodog.com also includes a poker room, a racebook and a casino. Bodog.com has an international record label (Bodog Music), an international television division that produces television content around the world, and a publishing division that produces both Bodog Nation (an online magazine) and Bodog Beat (a blog).

Bodog.com, located in San Jose, Costa Rica, is federally licensed by the Costa Rican and UK governments. www.bodog.com Founder and CEO Calvin Ayre, who is recognized as the true pioneer of online gambling and a world authority on branding in the digital entertainment industry, was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine’s best-selling “Billionaires” issue in March 2006. Bodog.com is the top-ranked US facing online gambling brand, with highest site traffic amongst multi-product US gaming web sites, according to Hitwise. Bodog.com, valued at over US $1 billion and ranked in the Power 10 online companies by eGaming Review, processed $7 billion in wagers in 2005. The Bodog.com Marketing Conference will take place at the Wynn Las Vegas, July 23-26, 2006, attracting the leaders of the online gambling industry. Bodog Entertainment Group also includes a music label, Bodog Music, an online magazine, Bodog Nation, a television production unit and further properties coming soon. For more information, contact Media Relations at 1-866-892-3371. BODOG is a registered trademark of Bodog Entertainment Group S.A.

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