Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Press Release of the Day: Tackiest Release Ever?



Wow, this may very well win the prize for most tasteless press release -- and I get a lot of questionable press releases.

While Egypt citizens take to the streets to protest and even die in the name of their country, a company called Bookmaker.com has turned this real-life drama into sport. Read on:

With the media and political analysts in mind, CEO Mickey Richardson and his team at Bookmaker.com, one of the leading sportsbooks, have calculated the odds on what’s to come for the political turmoil in Egypt. Full odds below:

NEXT COUNTRY TO HAVE CIVIL UNREST IN 2011

YEMEN +180 35%

JORDAN +200 33%

TURKEY +300 25%

ALGERIA +300 25%

IRAN +300 25%

LIBYA +500 16%

ERITREA +700 12.5%

DJIBOUTI +700 12.5%

MOROCCO +600 14.3%

PAKISTAN +1000 9.1%

OMAN +1200 7.7%

QATAR +1200 7.7%

BAHARAIN +1200 7.7%

KUWAIT +2000 4.8%

UAE +3000 3%

SYRIA +4000 2%

TAJIKISTAN +4000 2%

TURKMENISTAN +4000 2%

UZBEKISTAN +4000 2%

IRAQ +7000 1.3%

AFGHANISTAN +5000 2%

SAUDI ARABIA +6000 1.5%

ISRAEL +350 22%

PALESTINE +180 35%

WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT TO HOSNI MUBARAK ?

HE WILL RESING AS EGYPT ’S PRESIDENT +100 50%

HE WILL RESING AS PRESIDENT AND LEAVE THE COUNTRY -195 66%

HE WILL STAY AS PRESIDENT +130 43%

Bonus tacky points for misspelling "resign." Sheesh. Tacky.

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