Betting on Star Wars Episode 7
Put your money where your light saber is. With only 3 years until Star Wars Episode 7 is released, online bookmakers aren’t waste any time in putting together novelty bets.
Paddy Power is ahead of the game by offering odds on what characters will appear.
Yoda, R2-D2 and C-3PO are worth 1/33 – very low odds, but perhaps an easy profit.
William Hill already offers odds on who will play Darth Vader. Sala Baker gets 5/4 odds, Benedict Cumberbatch gets 6/4, Mark Strong comes in at 9/2 and Dwayne Johnson gets 5/1 odds.
On the other side of the force we have Luke Skywalker. If you’re sure Zac Effron will play Luke, it’s a 2/1 bet. Shia LeBeouf is worth 8/1 odds.
Could Robert Downey Jr. be the new Hans Solo? He could be worth a lot of money if so – 7/1 odds. If Harrison Ford does the job again, its 12/1 odds.
And what about Princess Leia? Emma Stone comes in at 5/2, Miley Cyrus at 12/1 and Carrie Fisher gets 16/1 to reprise her role.
Finally, you can bet on the success of the new Star Wars movie. Will more than 21 million see it? That’s worth 17/10 odds. Less than 10 million? 10/3 odds say so.
Expect more Star Wars odds and bets over the coming months. Episode 7 fever is only heating up!