BetOnline.com to Place First Bet From Peak of Mount Everest in World Record Attempt

May 8, 2009

MOUNT EVEREST, Kathmandu, May 8 /PRNewswire/ — BetOnline.com, one of the
web’s most popular online betting destinations, has revealed that the company
has embarked on an expedition to the summit of Mount Everest. The
BetOnline.com team will attempt to create a new world record by placing the
first bet from the summit of Mount Everest. “We intend to prove that our
slogan: ‘Bet Online…From Anywhere!’ is more than just a slogan. With
BetOnline.com, you really can bet from anywhere,” said Eddie Robbins III, the
company’s CEO.

The company will donate $20,000 USD upon successfully summiting the
world’s highest mountain and placing the successful wager at BetOnline.com to
the charity which receives the most votes from Facebook and Twitter users and
is on the right side of the record-breaking bet.

“We are letting the world decide which two charities will be involved by
voting for the charities of their choice on Twitter and Facebook. The two
charities with the most votes on the day we reach the top will have opposite
sides in the record-breaking wager, with the vote leader receiving the
favorite team and the runner up receiving the underdog against the spread,”
Robbins explained. Charities must have 501c(3) designation in the United
to be eligible.

The BetOnline.com expedition arrived in Nepal in early April and has
already ascended to Everest’s Base Camp 2, about half way to the summit. The
team expects to summit and complete the record-breaking bet sometime between
May 15th and May 25th

The BetOnline.com Everest expedition is led by Everest veteran Tim
, veteran of 27 Himalayan expeditions including Mt. Everest North and
South eight times.

“We’re proud to have Tim Rippel of Peak Freaks, Inc. as our expedition
leader and we are all quite confident in the expedition’s success,” said

Eddie Robbins III, BetOnline.com CEO.

The public can track the expedition’s progress, see live dispatches, blog
posts, photos from the expedition, and find instructions on how to vote for
their favorite charities at http://www.BetOnline.com/Everest. Twitter users
can vote for their favorite charity by visiting the company’s Twitter page at

Gambling enthusiasts will also find a number of ‘unique’ betting options
based around the expedition, including odds on the expedition encountering
evidence of the fabled Himalayan ‘Yeti’.


Established in 1991, BetOnline.com is one of the web’s most popular
betting destinations, offering wagering on nearly every sport and event
possible. BetOnline.com’s odds on everything from sports, politics, and even
reality TV are frequently quoted in national media outlets such as USA Today,
The New York Times, FOX News, and hundreds more. BetOnline.com is a privately
held company headquartered in Panama City, Panama.

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