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Cricket Bookie – Bets Open for T20 World Cup on Orkut, Facebook and Myspace

Cricket Bookie is a fun virtual betting app on social networks that allows you to predict and bet virtual cash on everything unpredictable and exciting about real cricket matches. Who will win the toss? Who will win the match? How many 6s will be scored of the next over? How many wickets will fall in the inning? If you have a hunch on anything, just bet on it. Join the action and play Cricket Bookie with more than 25,000 cricket lovers and bettors from around the world.

Mumbai, India, June 12, 2009 --( Adding to the excitement around IPL 2009, Contests2win (C2W) launched its virtual betting application - Cricket Bookie on Orkut. The application was launched as IPL Bookie on Orkut during the IPL tournament and was later rebranded as Cricket Bookie following its runaway success. The Orkut app is already amongst the top 25. During IPL, the app managed 25,000 active users on the day of final while more than 15 million in virtual money bet in the finals. Also, the app recorded a staggering 5,00,000 number of transactions between users. After a thrilling season, the app is now making a global splash to cricket fanatics on Facebook & MySpace.

With the ICC T20 World Cup on, expect things to get bigger & better with higher stakes, a global leader board, more bettors, down to the wire cricket matches and social network loyalists competing for the top spot.

For the uninitiated - Cricket Bookie is a Social Networking application on Orkut, Facebook and MySpace (the 3 largest networks in the world) that allows users to bet on everything exciting and unpredictable about cricket matches. Users stake their virtual cash on match results and outcomes of interesting ball by ball situations. Apart from the obvious – ‘Who will win the match?’ or ‘Which country will win the cup?’ users can place live bets on ‘How many sixes will be hit in the over?’ or ‘What will happen on the first ball on the match?’

Raj Menon, COO,, says, ‘Every Indian is an armchair expert on cricket and has point of view for any cricket situation.’ He adds, ‘Cricket Bookie is a great application for users to put their virtual money where their mouth is. The guaranteed adrenaline of betting and the excitement of betting against friends – Cricket Bookie is a great way for users to indulge in predictions and leaves them looking forward to watching each match!’

So what gets everyone hooked to the app? Apart from the thrills of betting, Cricket Bookie gives users a chance to compete with friends & thousands of bettors across social networks over a game they’re passionate about. The joy of winning and agony of losing is as real as it can get. Moreover, by the end of the season, leading bettors can win prizes and not to forget - the priceless bragging rights that come with it.

A simple click on the daily betting slip and you’re sure to get in knee deep.

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