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                              CONSULTING AGREEMENT

         THIS CONSULTING AGREEMENT dated as of June 19, 2002 by and between
James R. Edgar, having an office at 1007 West Nevada, Urbana, IL 91801,
hereinafter referred to as Consultant), and, having an office at 5901
De Soto Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 91367 (the "Company").

         The Company wishes to retain the services of the Consultant, and
Consultant has agreed to provide the services to the Company, pursuant to the
terms hereof;

         NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual premises and covenants
herein contained, the parties hereto agree as follows:


1.01 Company hereby engages Consultant to provide the non-exclusive services
pursuant to the terms and conditions hereof.


2.01 The Consultant shall provide political and legislative advice as directed.
Consultant shall perform all services at the direction and approval of the CEO.

2.02 The Consultant shall provide reports as to all services rendered hereunder
as requested, and shall promptly advise the Company, when requested, as to the
progress and status of the services to be performed.

3.00     TERM

The term of this Consulting Agreement (the "Term") shall commence on June 19,
2002 "Commencement Date") and shall terminate on June 18, 2005.


The Company shall grant the Consultant on the date of this agreement, pursuant
to the Corporation's 1998 Stock Option Plan, options to purchase Sixty Thousand
(60,000) shares of common stock of the Company

                  a. The options will be granted on June 19, 2002
                  b. The exercise price will be $.50 per share
                  c. The options will vest ratably over 36 months
                  d. The term of the options is 10 years
                  e. There is a 90-day exercise period


4.01 The options shall be cancelled and be of null and void in the event the
Company shall terminate this Consulting Agreement for cause or the Consultant
shall terminate this Consulting Agreement for any reason before the end the


5.01 The Consultant acknowledges that the Company and its affiliates have, prior
to the date hereof, disclosed and shall, following the date hereof, disclose to
the Consultant certain highly confidential information, trade secrets and other
proprietary information relating to the business of the Company and its
affiliates. During the Term and thereafter, the Consultant covenants and agrees
that he will not use or disclose to any other person, except Consultant's
employees and its affiliates, without the Company's prior written approval, any
confidential business information, trade secrets or other proprietary
information of the Company obtained or learned by the Consultant during or prior
to the Term. All copies of all documents prepared by or made available to the
Consultant during the Term shall be delivered to the Company upon termination of
this Consulting Agreement or at the Company's request, at any other time.

5.02 The Consultant shall take reasonable steps necessary to ensure that his
employees, agents, affiliates and contractors do not discuss, divulge or utilize
any confidential information communicated to or acquired by them.


6.01 This Consulting Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance
with the laws in force in California and the parties hereby agree to submit to
the courts located in the County of Los Angeles, California.


7.01 This Consulting Agreement contains the entire understanding of the parties.
This Consulting Agreement may not be changed orally but only by an agreement in
writing signed by the party against whom enforcement of any waiver, change,
modification, amendment, extension or discharge is sought.

         IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this agreement as of the
date first above written.

         YOUBET.COM                              CONSULTANT

         By:  /S/ DAVID M. MARSHALL              By:  /S/ JAMES R. EDGAR
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              David M. Marshall                           James R. Edgar
              Chief Executive Officer