High levels of betting on the advent of a white Christmas sees the punters lose


For weeks now, the UK 'white Christmas' gamblers have been tuning in to weather predictions before placing their bets on whether there would be snowfalls on Christmas Day, but as it turned out it was the bookies who got it right this year, with some avoiding a potential million pound payout by doing so.

Bookmakers William Hill plc took a record number of bets on the possibility of snow on Christmas Day, following heavy snowfalls earlier in December, reports The Daily Telegraph. However, although it was a chilly day, there was no snow.

Rupert Adams, spokesman for the company, told the Telegraph that it was a relief for the bookmakers - although it may be a disappointment for gamblers.

"Much like the abominable snowman, Britain's favourite festive flutter is in danger of becoming extinct as snowfall becomes increasingly rare in December," said Adams. "But we are not sorry to see no snow as it would have cost us a monster million pound-plus payout."

Christmas Day was cloudy and cold but dry, with a brisk wind blowing in from the east, the newspaper reported, adding that the London Met Office is forecasting that the weather will get colder over the next few days as the cloud lifts, and there will be overnight frosts across the country. Temperatures will be around 39 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius) although it will be warmer in the cities.

William Hill says to qualify as a white Christmas one flake of snow has to fall in one of 14 different areas designated in the bet. For example a bet on a white Christmas in London would only pay out if one flake of snow falls on Buckingham Palace.

General Gambling News

Login to post a comment:


 
 

Click Here to register a new account

What's going on right now!

2mins ago someone from Bulgaria read Winner Club review

Casino Community

Share this page on:
Follow LCB on:
Follow LCB

Casino Of The Month

Casino of the Month

In the last 24h

Totals

  • New Members
    38
  • Members Online
    483
  • Guests
    2,426
Highest Community Rated Online Casinos
NextCasino
  (123 Ratings)
Bet365 Games
  (146 Ratings)
CasinoLuck
  (193 Ratings)
Betsson Casino
  (189 Ratings)
Unibet Casino
  (110 Ratings)
Guts Casino
  (143 Ratings)
Slotty Vegas
  (87 Ratings)
Redbet Casino
  (117 Ratings)
Spin Palace Casino
  (100 Ratings)
Betsafe Casino
  (165 Ratings)
Mr Green Casino
  (253 Ratings)
BitCasino.io
  (149 Ratings)
ComeOn Casino
  (205 Ratings)
32 Red Casino
  (267 Ratings)
Winner Casino
  (315 Ratings)
Liberty Slots Casino
  (143 Ratings)
Intertops Casino Classic
  (94 Ratings)
Thrills Casino
  (108 Ratings)
Vera John Casino
  (156 Ratings)
Intertops Red Casino
  (104 Ratings)
Jetbull Casino
  (88 Ratings)
Casumo
  (109 Ratings)
Sin City Casino
  (77 Ratings)
PlayHippo
  (62 Ratings)
BETAT Casino
  (171 Ratings)
Ladbrokes Casino
  (134 Ratings)
Whitebet Casino
  (76 Ratings)
Llama Casino
  (16 Ratings)
3Dice Casino
  (225 Ratings)
Slotland
  (265 Ratings)


Follow LCB on Facebook Follow LCB on Twitter Follow LCB on Pinterest Follow LCB on Google plus