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England 2010 World Cup squad namesakes win free fifty pound bet

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 17, 2010) - To celebrate England's World Cup journey, Gala Casinos has announced a UK-wide search for people who share their name with a member of the 2010 World Cup England squad.

Any David James', Rob Greens, John Terrys or James Milners, for example, who can prove they share their names with a member of the final team, during the group C matches (12 to 23 June 2010) will receive a free fifty pound bet voucher to use in any of the 27 Gala Casinos across the country, whether that is to play blackjack or play roulette.

To add to the fun, in Scotland and Wales Gala Casinos is creating friendly rivalry by offering a fifty pound free bet voucher to anyone who shares the same name as a member of a 2010 World Cup team playing against England during the group C matches.

For those who don't share a name with any players, there are still other opportunities to win by picking up a free scratchcard in the 90 minutes before England kick off of their World Cup matches. When the games end customers can swap the scratchcard for a free five pound 'roulette numbers bet' that can be used up to 90 minutes after the final whistle blows and offers the chance to instantly win Pounds Sterling 175.

Nick Pardo, Operations Director at Gala Casinos, said: "We are as excited as the rest of the country about the World Cup, and wanted to show our support of the team by ensuring anyone across the country sharing their name with a member of the squad, is rewarded during the group matches."

Nick added: "With exclusive Coral lounges available in a number of our casinos, our members can relax with a drink and a bite to eat as well as big screens to watch the matches, Gala Casinos will certainly be the place to watch all the live World Cup action this summer!"

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Notes to editors

  • The promotion is only available during England's 2010 World Cup group C matches from the 12 June – 23 June 2010.
  • This promotion relates to the names of the final England squad selection only announced on June 1 (see list below).
  • The Gala Coral Group reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants. Proof of identification is required. (Driving license or Passport)
  • The applicant must be a full namesake of the England player (i.e. not just surname/first name)
  • Only one offer per person for the whole promotional period
  • The fifty pound free bet will be issued as a voucher only
  • The fifty pound free bet can only be redeemed between 12-23 June 2010 and can only be used within any Gala Casino (not online) and terms and conditions apply.
  • Vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash, vouchers can only be exchanged at a roulette or Blackjack table
  • Roulette – Vouchers will exchanged for Fortune chips (which have no cash value) Chips must be placed on straight up, splits or corner bets only, any winnings will return chips or cash.
  • Blackjack – Vouchers will be exchanged for chips which must be played, chips cannot be removed from the table
  • For the Scotland and Wales promotion, this relates to the selected squad for teams playing against England in Group C (USA, Slovenia & Algeria). (See list below)
  • Over 18s only.
  • No alternative prize will be offered.
  • The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of these terms and conditions.
  • Gala Casinos reserves the right to amend or withdraw the promotion at any time for whatever reason.
  • The Promoter's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Employees of the Gala Coral Group, any advertising agency or web company connected with Gala Coral Group or any such person's subsidiary or associated companies, agents or members of their families or households, are not eligible to enter the promotion.

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Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, David James, Robert Green

Defenders: Jamie Carragher, Ashley Cole, Michael Dawson, Glen Johnson, Ledley King, John Terry, Matthew Upson, Stephen Warnock

Midfielders: Gareth Barry, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Aaron Lennon, James Milner, Shaun Wright-Phillips

Forwards: Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe, Emile Heskey, Wayne Rooney


Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan, Tim Howard, Marcus Hahnemann

Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra, Jonathan Bornstein, Steve Cherundolo, Jay DeMerit, Clarence Goodson, Oguchi Onyewu, Jonathan Spector

Midfielders: DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Bradley, Ricardo Clark, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, Maurice Edu, Benny Feilhaber, Stuart Holden, Jose Torres

Forwards: Jozy Altidore, Edson Buddle, Robbie Findley, Herculez Gomez

Algeria squad:

Goalkeepers: Lounes Gaouaoui, Faouzi Chaouchi, Mohamed Lamine Zemmamouche, Rais M Bolhi

Defenders: Abdelkader Laifaoui, Madjid Bougherra, Carl Medjani, Rafik Halliche, Anther Yahia, Habib Belaid, Nadir Belhadj, Djamel Mesbah, Hocine Metref, Mohamed Meftah

Midfielders: Hassan Yebda, Medhi Lacen, Yazid Mansouri, Adlene Guedioura, Riad Boudebouz Djamel Abdoun, Fouad Kadir, Karim Ziani, Karim Matmour, Lazhar Hadj Aissa, Khaled Lemmouchia

Strikers: Abdelkader Ghezzal, Rafik Djebbour, Rafik Saifi, Amri Chadli

Slovenia squad:

Goalkeepers: Samir Handanovic, Jasmin Handanovic, Aleksander Seliga

Defenders: Bojan Jokic, Marko Suler, Bostjan Cesar, Branko Ilic, Matej Mavric, Dejan Kelhar, Elvedin Dzinic, Miso Brecko, Suad Filekovic

Midfielders: Andraz Kirm, Andrej Komac , Rene Krhin, Mirnes Sisic, Darjan Matic, Dalibor Stevanovic, Robert Koren, Aleksander Radosavljevic, Valter Birsa

Forwards: Milivoje Novakovic , Zlatko Dedic, Zlatan Ljubijankic, Nejc Pecnik, Tim Matavz

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