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Wynn Las Vegas Announces 2006 'Dancing with the Stars' Predictions

John Avello, Director of Race & Sports Operations, Releases His Weekly Odds for the ABC Reality Show

LAS VEGAS, Sept 06, 2006 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Forget about the mid-term elections and never mind NFL football. All eyes and ears are on ABC's hit reality show "Dancing with the Stars." John Avello, Director of Race & Sports at Wynn Las Vegas, has assessed the celebrity contestants for the 2006 season of the show "Dancing with the Stars."

The odds to win the 2006 season of "Dancing with the Stars" as of today, September 6, 2006, are as follows:

    Predicted Placement    Celebrity Contestant        Predicted Odds

           11                Jerry Springer                40:1
           10                Tucker Carlson                20:1
            9                Emmitt Smith                  18:1
            8                Harry Hamlin                  15:1
            7                Shanna Moakler                14:1
            6                Willa Ford                    12:1
            5                Joe Lawrence                  10:1
            4                Vivica A. Fox                  8:1
            3                Sara Evans                     6:1
            2                Monique Coleman                5:1
            1                Mario Lopez                    4:1

Avello uses both industry insiders and formulaic processing to derive the above odds for the show. He is known for accurately pegging winners in advance and boasts a near-perfect record with past predictions on shows such as "American Idol," "The Apprentice" and "Survivor." He will update his "Dancing with the Stars" odds each week until the series finale.

"This competition is all about fans at home. The fans will vote, but they will not necessarily vote based on talent. Master P. taught us that," says Avello, who sets the wagering line for Wynn Las Vegas, covers all on-site sports bets and nationwide horse racing and has also supplemented his sports focus with other entertainment odds-making including the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys.

Odds to win attached are for entertainment purposes only.

About Wynn Resorts

Wynn Resorts is traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the ticker symbol WYNN and, since December 2004, it has been part of the NASDAQ-100 Index. Wynn Las Vegas, a luxury hotel and destination casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip, opened to the public on April 28, 2005. Wynn Las Vegas features 2,716 luxurious guest rooms and suites; an 111,000 square foot casino; 22 food and beverage outlets; an on-site 18-hole golf course; approximately 223,000 square feet of meeting space; an on-site Ferrari and Maserati dealership; and approximately 76,000 square feet of retail space. For more information, visit

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