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Press Release Source: Sportsbook.com


Miss Universe Odds Released
Tuesday May 24, 4:44 pm ET
Beauty resides in the 'New World' according to Sportsbook.com


NEW YORK, NY, May 24 /PRNewswire/ - Sportsbook.com has released odds on who will win the Miss Universe competition, which will be televised live by NBC on May 30 from Bangkok, Thailand. Eight of the top ten favorites according to odds makers come from the Caribbean and the Americas, led by Renata Sone from the Dominican Republic and Cynthia Olavarria from Puerto Rico, both listed at 12-1. The US delegate, Chelsea Cooley from Charlotte, North Carolina, is a 25-1 favorite.
"The Miss Universe contest has been around for more than 50 years and continues to be one of the most watched television programs around the world. With Donald Trump getting on board the interest in the United States is going to be even greater this year," says Alex Czajkowski, Marketing Director, Sportsbook.com. "This is the perfect event for Sportsbook.com fans to wager on - it's exciting, unpredictable and it sure is a lot of fun to watch."

Other favorites for the crown include the representatives from Canada - Toronto's Natalie Glebova - South Africa and Venezuela all listed at 18-1, Colombia, Peru and Norway at 20-1 and Mexico at 25-1. Australia's delegate, home to reigning Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins, is at 60-1 while the hometown favorite from Thailand is listed at 40-1. The least likely winner, according to odds makers is Miss Angola with odds at 250-1.

Aside from offering odds on the eventual winner, Sportsbook.com has another interest in this year's competition. Miss Costa Rica, Johanna Fernandez, is a former employee of the online sportsbook and casino.

"We currently have her at 50-1 to win the crown, but in our hearts of course she's our favorite," added Czajkowski.

There are 81 contestants battling for the Miss Universe 2005 crown. There have been winners from 31 different countries since the event was first held in 1952. Only four nations have produced more than two Miss Universe winners - the United States (7), Puerto Rico (4), Venezuela (4) and Sweden (3). The last Miss Universe from the United States was Brooke Antoinette Mahealani Lee in 1997.


Below are odds on all 81 contestants. For more information, please visit
www.sportsbook.com.

Miss Universe odds:
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Miss Albania 75-1 Miss Japan 35-1
Miss Angola 250-1 Miss Kenya 200-1
Miss Antigua and Barbuda 60-1 Miss Korea 200-1
Miss Aruba 70-1 Miss Latvia 40-1
Miss Australia 60-1 Miss Lebanon 60-1
Miss Bahamas 100-1 Miss Malaysia 150-1
Miss Barbados 100-1 Miss Mauritius 85-1
Miss Belgium 50-1 Miss Mexico 25-1
Miss Belize 65-1 Miss Namibia 150-1
Miss Bolivia 45-1 Miss Netherlands 75-1
Miss Brazil 60-1 Miss Nicaragua 100-1
Miss Bulgaria 80-1 Miss Nigeria 100-1
Miss Canada 18-1 Miss Norway 20-1
Miss Chile 65-1 Miss Panama 85-1
Miss China 75-1 Miss Paraguay 85-1
Miss Colombia 20-1 Miss Peru 20-1
Miss Costa Rica 50-1 Miss Philippines 75-1
Miss Croatia 70-1 Miss Poland 60-1
Miss Curacao 35-1 Miss Puerto Rico 12-1
Miss Cyprus 100-1 Miss Russia 75-1
Miss Czech Republic 85-1 Miss Serbia/Montenegro 40-1
Miss Denmark 50-1 Miss Singapore 150-1
Miss Dominican Republic 12-1 Miss Slovakia 35-1
Miss Ecuador 60-1 Miss Slovenia 100-1
Miss Egypt 70-1 Miss South Africa 18-1
Miss El Salvador 45-1 Miss Spain 100-1
Miss Ethiopia 100-1 Miss Sri Lanka 65-1
Miss Finland 90-1 Miss Switzerland 70-1
Miss France 100-1 Miss Thailand 40-1
Miss Georgia 100-1 Miss Trinidad and Tobago 45-1
Miss Germany 80-1 Miss Turkey 150-1
Miss Greece 35-1 Miss Turks and Caicos 125-1
Miss Guatemala 150-1 Miss Ukraine 65-1
Miss Guyana 200-1 Miss United Kingdom 100-1
Miss Hungary 70-1 Miss United States 25-1
Miss India 40-1 Miss Uruguay 70-1
Miss Indonesia 100-1 Miss Venezuela 18-1
Miss Ireland 100-1 Miss Vietnam 200-1
Miss Israel 60-1 Miss Virgin Islands (US) 125-1
Miss Italy 70-1 Miss Zambia 150-1
Miss Jamaica 125-1


About Sportsbook.com
Sportsbook.com is the largest sportsbook and casino on the planet, offering numerous products including sports betting, horse racing, poker, casino and virtual games. It is the flagship brand for Sportingbet PLC, (LSE: SBT - News), the world's largest publicly traded online betting, gambling and gaming company.


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what are miss iraq's odds?....

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better than yours!


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Is this what they call a parley (sp)

I know not how to gamble wink

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just gimme ur money - I'll handle it for ya

parlay it into something outta nothing or nothing from something I forget which but trust me..it'll be OK

(and no actually it's not a parlay, it's a straight bet, unless you want to pick the 1,2,3 exploited places wink as one combo bet, then that would be a parlay of sorts.)


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Now why would that totally confuse me....... laugh

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mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mebbe cuz......u curls got twisted in a knot?


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better than my shorts laugh

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i was gonna say knickers but then somebody might accuse me of being sexist and exploiting ya wink


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Someone's got their knickers in a twist?


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