Bet On Who Launches Olympic Flame

Published July 26, 2012 by OCR Editor

Bet On Who Launches Olympic Flame

William Hill responds to requests to reopen Olympic flame betting with Redgrave favourite

William Hill Sports is an online bookmaker that is very receptive to its customer base, and it just responded to a number of requests by reopening betting on who will light the Olympic Flame Friday.

Olympic Flame Betting

Who gets to light the Olympic Flame generally remains a mystery right up until the moment it happens, but Sir Steve Redgrave - who began as favorite when the market was first opened way back in 2005, remains ahead of the pack around 48 hours from the ceremony. However, seven other contenders have firmed in the odds.

William Hill's odds are as follows:

Sir Steve Redgrave, 2/5, Daley Thompson, 7/2, Prince William, 5/1, Sir Roger Bannister, 6/1, Dame Kelly Holmes, 7/1, David Beckham, 14/1, and others on request. Note that almost all of them are athletes, apart from of course William Hill's namesake Prince William.

Betting on the Olympics

William Hill is offering betting on all of the more than two-dozen sports, with wager options on single categories amongst both men and women, and on individual specials performances. It is also offering gold medal table bets (USA 4/7, China, 5/4, all others 50/1 or over), and match bets between countries.

The online bookmaker has matched up similarly powerful sporting nations for its head-to-head bets, pitting Great Britain (11/8) against Russia (4/6), Germany (4/9) against Australia (2/1) and so on. And it is also accepting bets on whether Team GB will win over 62.5 medals (4/5) or under 62.5 medals (10/11).

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See also

Live Sports Betting: Sochi Olympics at bet365

Casino Sponsors Olympic Hopeful

Event Fixers of 2012 Olympics Targeted

Olympic August at Online Casinos

Become an Olympic EuroMillions UK Millionaire


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