game Announces Pragmatic Odds on American Idol

  1. JOHN’S, Antigua — FOX’s American Idol has hit the right note with nearly 10 million television viewers tuning in to see who will be crowned the next American pop star. Beginning with over 10,000 hopefuls across the nation, the show has been narrowed down to the five remaining performers competing for a major recording deal and management contract. Realizing that American Idol has become the latest phenomena in reality TV, today released odds on who will emerge as the winner of the country’s biggest talent search.

An offshore gaming company since 1992, has listed odds on each of the five remaining contestants being chosen as the next superstar. Currently, lists Tamyra Gray as the favorite to win the recording contract at 4/5 odds (i.e., win $4 for every $5 bet). Although Tamyra appears to have the best chance of winning, the odds makers at have not discounted the chances of Kelly and Justin, listed at 9/5 and 5/2 odds, respectively. RJ (12/1) and Nikki (20/1) appear least likely to have what it takes to be selected for immediate pop stardom, and will likely be the next two voted off of the show.

“It is obvious from their past performances that the remaining finalists vying for the grand prize are all very talented individuals. The key to winning a talent show of this caliber is to perform consistently while capturing the attention of the judges and the voting audience,” said Buck Churchill, chief bet manager of “Of the remaining participants, the judges and voters at home seem to have taken to Tamyra, our odds-on favorite. She is repeatedly the first contestant voted into the next round, while her dazzling performances have impressed even Simon Cowell, the harshest critic on the expert panel of judges.” will be offering betting options on American Idol throughout the remainder of the series until the show’s finale on September 4th. All current odds are subject to change. For more information, visit

Internet Gambling – The Player’s Money Machine

LONDON — “Sometimes a machine is hot, red hot. And that’s when you make the majority of your winnings. Games on the internet are the same, when they’re hot, they’re hot. And that’s they only way to explain it … ”

At least that is how internet gaming analyst Will Valentine explains the phenomenal $400,000 in combined mega-jackpots won by InterCasino ( players this past week.

The “hot streak” began with “Billie”, who won a sizable $102,263 last Thursday playing on the wildly popular Rags to Riches slot machine. Over the past months this machine constantly proved itself as the net’s one armed Santa Claus rather than a one-armed bandit.

Later in the same week “Barb”, the newly crowned online video-poker queen, proved her wit and poker guile when she beat the Spice Island Progressive Poker machine twice in one day for a combined win of $192,000. “That was one super Sunday for Barb. She got a $100 bonus from me in the morning and then rolled that into $192,000 by the end of the day,” Tells magnanimous InterCasino manager Ryan Hartley. He continues, “Barb is now one of the most successful female poker players on the internet.”

Two days after Barb’s $192,000 Sunday, Pragmatic player “mgpg33” hit a $118,596 progressive jackpot on the same steaming hot Rags To Riches slot machine that paid “Billie” her $102,263 just four days prior. Between Billie and mpgp33’s jackpots, Rags to Riches has paid out over $220,000 in progressive wins within one week, making InterCasino’s Rags to Riches the hottest slot on the Internet.

So what does a pros make of all this? Will Valentine explains … “The Rags to Riches game is definitely on a streak. Anytime a slot pays out over $100,000 on more than one occasion within a short period of time — it’s on a roll. If you throw Barb’s video poker win into the equation, then it starts to look like it may be the InterCasino server itself that’s on the roll. That being the case, players could expect to see jackpots springing up from all over the casino. In the next few weeks players may see strong winning patterns developing like repeat sequential chances at video-slot bonus levels and additional progressive slot and poker payouts.”