William Hill, 888 Release Christmas OddsPublished December 12, 2010 by OCR Editor
British bookmakers release betting on weather, music charts.
Christmas has started early at British sports books William Hill and 888, with the two releasing all sorts of odds on events in the lead-up to and on Christmas, December 25.Top Music 2010
William Hill is offering music lovers the chance to bet on who will top the charts for top Xmas albums and singles, with one legendary performer literally coming from beyond the grave to challenge for number one.
- Betting for top Christmas album: Take That 4/9, Michael Jackson 7/4, JLS 12/1, The Beatles 12/1, Susan Boyle 12/1, Father Christmas Sings 16/1, other options 20/1 and over.
- Betting for top Christmas single: Winner of X Factor (still unknown) 4/7, The Trashmen 11/4, Jon Cage (5 Minutes Silence) 9/2, Xander Rawlins 7/1, Gamu Nhengu 8/1, Coldplay 8/1, Stacey Solomon and Shaun Ryder 12/1, other options 20/1 and over.
William Hill and 888 weather specials are also popular around this time of year, and 2010 will be no different with the country having already been blanketed by snow in record winter weather in December.
- WH weather betting: Lowest temperature in England to be beaten by April 30, 2011, odds of 8/1; Big Ben to fail to chime due to being frozen solid by April 30, 2011, odds of 100/1.
- 888 asks whether London will have a white Christmas: Yes 4/1, No 1/7.
What do you think?