Bookmakers Face £0.5M Payout Over Royal Baby Betting
It appears that punters are truly enjoying the chance to bet on the next royal birth as bookmakers this week said that if the Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to a blonde daughter called Alice that it will cost them upwards of half a million pounds.
According to Ladbrokes two people have bet more than £2,000 each on the baby being a girl and the betting has been so intense that the odds have dropped to 8/15 for a girl while a boy is now at 11/8.
Similarly, the name Alice is now so popular that the odds have been reduced to 5/4 while the next favourite name Elizabeth is at 6/1.
It is also possible to bet on the day that the baby will be born, every day from now until April 27th is at 10/1, and the baby’s hair colour with blonde and brown at 6/4 and red and black at 5/1.