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U.K. bookmakers save on White Xmas, still pay out

The British bookmakers were saved from paying out right figures, but still hurt by wet Christmas.

U.K. bookmakers save on White Xmas, still pay out Although White Christmas gamblers were out of luck, saving bookies an eight figure payout, they were still soaked by shrewd punters cashing in on a wet Christmas. "Although the White Christmas odds drifted badly out to 100/1 by Christmas Eve and there was never a genuine hope of it happening, the odds about a Wet Christmas collapsed from 6/4 to 1/5 and smart backers are celebrating a seven figure payout" said William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe. "We are already offering 10/1 a London White Christmas, 8/1 in Cardiff and Glasgow - but only Even money a wet one - for 2008".

 Meanwhile Will Hill shows us what a £10 bet could do - a £10 accumulative bet that during 2007: Charlotte Church would become pregnant (6/1), Jose Mourinho would leave Chelsea (5/1), Ming Campbell would cease to lead the Lib Dems (5/1), Frankie Dettori would win the Derby (4/1), David Beckham would play for England (7/2) and Louis Walsh would quit the X Factor (2/1) would have won £170,100 from William Hill. "Plenty of punters backed one or more of these eventualities but fortunately no-one bet on all of them!" said Hills spokesman Graham Sharpe as Hills unveiled their bets for 2008.

 Published on 12/26/2007

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