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White Christmas in Great Britain: Bookies bet on Aberdeen

Aberdeen has been made the favorite to see White Christmas, according to UK bookies.

White Christmas in Great Britain: Bookies bet on Aberdeen If you live in the Midwest, snow is already a fact, but that's not the case for our friends across the Pond. Due to a warm water current, a White Christmas is quite unusual in the U.K. and has turned to one of the most bet on event during the Holidays. The odds makers at William Hill are expecting a record breaking gamble on a White Christmas with snow on Xmas day likely to cost the industry over a £1 Million. At present Aberdeen is the 7/2 favorite to see snow on the 25th with Glasgow offered at 4/1 and all other cities 6/1. "The current cold snap has come at the perfect time for White Christmas Turnover and we are confident that we will see a record gamble this year," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.

 William Hill White Christmas Betting: 7/2 Aberdeen (Pittodrie), 4/1 Glasgow (Cathedral), 6/1 Cardiff (Millennium), 6/1 London (Buckingham Palace), 6/1 Exeter (Met Office), 6/1 Manchester (Coronation Street), 6/1 Liverpool (Albert Docks), 6/1 Birmingham (Bullring), 6/1 Dublin (Airport), 6/1 Belfast (Airport).

 The British bookmakers got hit pretty hard in 2004, when a widespread festive white-out ended up costing the bookies over a million pounds in bets won. The 2004 and 2001 were the only two Christmas Day snowfall years this century.

 Published on 11/25/2007

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