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Posted: 11 June 2010 Time: 08:25

Betting company GreatOdds gives you the chance to win R10-million simply by predicting the outcome of the matches at the 2010 World Cup.

Here’s how it works: Synopsis The pre-tournament predictor promotion offers customers the chance to win a life changing sum of money, R10 million cash , by correctly predicting the outcome (team A or B win or draw) of at least 45 of the 48 Group Stages matches AND outright winner of World Cup.

Over and above the R10m top prize, there will be tiered prizes for customers getting a proportion (some but not all) of their predictions correct. Prize pool amounts will be fixed at all thresholds and shared equally amongst all customers reaching the desired target e.g. R300 000 fixed prize pot to be split equally between everyone predicting 25-29 out of 48 (see ‘prizes’ below).

Promotion Mechanic • Correctly predict the outcome of 45 out of 48 Group Stage matches + Outright Winner = win a share of R10m cash! • Tiered prizes for getting some but not all correct.

Code Earning Process • Earn 1 predictor code for every R100 total bet stake in any one transaction, ie bet R100 in a single bet and earn 1 free entry code. • Qualifying bets can be placed on ANY sportsbook markets between 11th May and 11th June 2010 • A customer can only earn 1 code per day (max 50 days) • Unique hexadecimal codes granted automatically and will appear under BetSlip after qualifying bet PLUS appear in the World Cup microsite (once logged in) Prizes • Headline prize customised to currency/domain e.g. R10m in SA, €1m in EU, £850k in UK, 2m BGN, 7m CZK etc. (see Appendix A) • Customers win prizes based on amount of predictions correct (see below) • Prize pots are shared equally amongst all customers achieving a threshold at end of competition. • Prizes granted as WO_FBs (winnings-only free bets, stake not returned) at end of WC competition • R10 000 000 top prize is cash not WO_FBs (shared equally if >1 winner) • Individual prizes will increase substantially the more correct predictions are achieved as less people share prize pot. • Customers are not limited to 1 prize per account (best of ALL predictions), can win on each and every prediction made.

To help you along, KICK OFF Editorial Director Richard Maguire picks his big five tips for World Cup glory:

Needless to say, I am convinced my five favoured countries will make it through the Group Stage – four of them as group winners, and Cameroon as runners up to the Netherlands.

That, I predict, throws up the following Round of 16 ties: Argentina v South Africa Spain v Portugal Brazil v Chile Netherlands v Italy Cameroon v Paraguay

Again, I am confident my five will win through (sorry Bafana Bafana!); but down to the last eight, and it gets tight and tricky.

This is where I predict Africa’s interest in the competition to end – Spain will surely beat them. Sadly, I see another of the sides close to my heart going out too – the Netherlands will fall to Brazil. Argentina will progress at the expense of Germany.

That will throw up the following semi-finals: Brazil v Uruguay, in Cape Town and Argentina v Spain in Durban

Uruguay – yes, an easy passage as winners of Group A will have seen them eliminate Nigeria and England en route to a surprise semi-final (anyone fancy a flutter?) but in this immense South America Derby in Cape Town, I tip Brazil to overcome a side that has often been their hoodoo in the past.

Argentina v Spain? It’s got to be the Spanish in another thriller of a match.

So that’s a Brazil-Spain Final … couldn’t get better than that could it?

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