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Monday, December 13, 2004

Betting on the Bench...


Spite is a beautiful thing. Betcom.com President Robert Evans got a little miffed at the direction of the US Department of Justice in their negative position relative to online betting. Apparently, the DOJ has taken the attitude that 'Internet gambling, which is unregulated, is illegal, and it has moved to block major media outlets from accepting advertisements.' So, Evans set up a wager pool on who would be the next appointed Supreme Court Justice. So far, 2,000 gamblers have put their money down.

Here are the odds on some of the potential candidates:

J. Michael Luttig---favorite
Alex Kozinski---+1,500 ($100 bet wins $1,500)
Janice Rogers Brown---+600
Theodore Olson---+600
Orrin Hatch---+1,200

Dozens of candidates are listed...and, NO, I'm not going to link to the Costa Rican based betting parlor...I don't want that on my conscience...


Who'll Be the Next Supreme Court Justice? For Big Money, Bet on Kozinski

Jeff Chorney
The Recorder
12-13-2004



When it comes to picking the next U.S. Supreme Court justice, the safe thing would be to put $100 on 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge J. Michael Luttig. But if you really want to make some money, go with the long shot, the 9th Circuit's Alex Kozinski.

Both men are among the candidates listed at Betcom.com, an online betting site based in Costa Rica. The site, which sports a model dressed in an American flag-print bikini, lets people wager on everything from football scores to whether Bill and Hillary Clinton will get a divorce.

"We have people that monitor what's happening in the world, what's newsworthy, so to speak," said Betcom.com President Robert Evans.

Last week, the site began taking wagers on whom President Bush would appoint to the high court. So far, more than 2,000 bets have been placed, according to the site. (snip)
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