Snow Day: White Christmas betting odds
William Hill say they have been bowled over by punters backing a white Christmas this year.
The bookmakers’ odds are that there will be snow at three Scottish locations for the first time in years. Many bets have also been in the North East and North Western cities. William Hill odds for snow in Aberdeen are 8/11 and 4/5 for Glasgow and Edinburgh. In England odds are 1/1 for Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and York. The south looks less likely to be white with odds at 6/4 for London, Cambridge, Lincoln, Nottinghamshire, Oxford and Norwich and 7/4 for Cardiff, Exeter and Bristol.
William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly said “Unsurprisingly, the north of the country is proving very popular, with two thirds of all white Christmas bets being for locations north of Birmingham.”
While some will be hoping for Christmas day snow others will be hoping not to see white on the 25th as bets are also being placed for no snow on Christmas day.
Bet365 has 11/10 odds on Christmas Day snow in Glasgow and 11/8 for Manchester and Birmingham. Odds in the south offer 6/4 in Cardiff with London at 7/4. Odds for no snow are at 4/6 for Glasgow, 8/15 in Manchester and Birmingham and 1/2 for Cardiff with London priced at 2/5.