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JustBet to offer special betting options for Games

Published:Thursday | July 21, 2016 | 7:00 AM

KINGSTON:

Just in time for the Rio Olympics, in Brazil, Supreme Ventures has announced special betting options for the duration of the Games from August 5-21. The bet options will be channelled through its sport betting brand, JustBet, with special focus on events at the Games with local appeal and relevance.

"Jamaica will send its largest-ever contingent to the Olympic Games in Rio and this sets great expectations of how the athletes will perform. Of course, there are millions of eyes on the athletes and races and we wanted to give the public the opportunity to go with their gut feeling, make their predictions, and win by betting on their favourites," said Assistant Vice-president of Group Corporate Communications Mrs. Simone Clarke-Cooper.

She continued: "We have designed a range of special bet options which focus on our Jamaican athletes and our quest for gold in Rio. We know there is a lot of interest in what JustBet will be offering, and these options have been created to meet this demand."

The bet options are available now at all JustBet locations islandwide. Persons can place bets for a minimum of $50, with over 20 special bet options from which to choose. One very popular option is whether Usain Bolt's time in the 100m finals will be less than 9.58 seconds. With a minimum bet of $50 on that option $750 can be won.

VICARIOUS REALITY

"For many Jamaicans, this will be their opportunity to be at the Games. It will be a vicarious reality, but the excitement will be just as real as being there. We want to enhance that experience by not only having them see their athletes win, but to be winners themselves," said Clarke-Cooper.

Players can download a full listing of bet offerings on the RIO Games from the JustBet website at http://www.justbetja.com/programmes/.