3/13/2003 (Yahoo Finacial News) WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, March 12 /PRNewswire/ — As the eyes of basketball fans around the world focus in on the American men’s college basketball championship tournament, Peak Entertainment, NV is launching the world’s first truly global basketball pool — the “Global Madness Ladder” — offering anyone a free chance to “score big” — and win up to $1,000,000-by predicting the outcome of all 64 games of this year’s championship tournament (first and second rounds, regionals and national semi-finals) along with the winner of the final national championship game.

The “Global Madness Ladder” is FREE and open to any adult, with entry registration now available online at any of the five Peak Entertainment, NV gaming properties — Caribbean Sun Poker Room (http://www.CaribbeanSunPoker.com), The Sands of the Caribbean Online Casino (http://www.thesands.com), Omni Casino (http://www.OmniCasino.com), 49er Online Casino (http://www.49erCasino.com), and Three Diamonds Online Casino (http://www.3DiamondsCasino.com).

Registration is open from now until one hour prior to the tip-off of the March 18, “at large” game that will determine the final 16th seed eligible for the championship tourney. Following completion of this game, all who have registered will be emailed their official “Global Madness Ladder” forms to make their selections. The completed selections must then be received one-hour prior to the tip-off of the first opening round game on March 20.