Thursday, 24 September 2009

Place those Papal bets...

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Via Times religion correspondent Ruth Gledhill, we learn that bookmakers Paddy Power are offering a set of Pope specials to celebrate his forthcoming visit to the UK. You can place bets on how many people will turn out to see him, when he'll come, how long he'll stay for and who will be the Prime Minister when he comes. Given that reports yesterday were suggesting the visit will take place in September, tipsters here at New Humanist say a double on a September visit at 5/4, with PM David Cameron welcoming him (1/10) could produce a healthy return.

It seems Paddy Power are no strangers to Pope betting, having had a market open on who will be the next Pope ever since Benedict took a tumble and broke his wrist back in July.

2 comments:

George Jelliss said...

Watch it. Three artricles in a row. You're showing serious signs of Papal obsession!

valdemar said...

I note we can't put a bet on the Pope dying in Britain, which - given his advanced years - is a distinct possibility.