The other “football” takes over the world starting June 12

Wed, 02 Jun 2010 23:50
The quadrennial celebration that is soccer’s World Cup is just a few days from beginning in South Africa, the first time ever the globe’s biggest and most popular sporting event has ever taken place in Africa. Needless to say the globe’s gaming leader, Bodog, will have hundreds of soccer odds and props, including live In-Running lines where you can bet on matches as they happen in real time. And unique to Bodog is our World Cup Free Pick’Em Game, where you can predict how the matches will go and compete against other players for your chance to win a share of $10,000 – and you can create your own private league to play against your friends or family. Do you have faith in the long-shot Americans to win the World Cup? The U.S. is 50/1 on Bodog’s World Cup futures odds to win it all; the country’s best finish ever was in 1930 when it finished in third place. But Team USA was stuck in the “Group of Death” – the term for the perceived toughest group – during the last World Cup and didn’t even make it out of the group stage. Maybe you will put your World Cup Pick’Em Game faith in Brazil, currently the top-ranked team in the world and the winner of a record five World Cups. But the Brazilians were drawn into the 2010 “Group of Death” along with Ivory Coast, Portugal and North Korea. Many experts believe that England has its best team in decades and that it can finally win its first title since 1966 for the soccer-mad country. The English and the Americans open the World Cup against each other in what will be a key game in advancing to the knockout round. Here’s how the point breakdown for our Pick’Em Game works: one point for each correct pick in the group stage matches (three for each country, you either pick Team A, Team B or a draw), two points for correct choices in the Round of 16 (no more draws), three points in the quarterfinals, five points in the semifinals and seven points for the champion. You need to make your choices before the first game in each round begins – you can start right now with the group stage. All you need is a Bodog Sportsbook account because the game is free. And we will keep daily updated standings on the site so you can see where you stand. The first-place winner gets $1,000 in their Bodog account, and all of the Top 200 competitors earn cash. Don’t delay: Sign up or sign in at Bodog and start doing your World Cup Pick’Em Game homework. And stick with the Web’s gaming leader throughout the entire tournament for all the soccer betting options you can imagine.

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