Record Bets for William Hill during Olympics
The 2012 London Olympics turned out to be a great success for UK Online Sportsbook businesses. William Hill has released some interesting figures of how well they did in the two weeks the games lasted.
William Hill Sports took over 1 million bets during the Olympic Games this year, breaking previous records. The fact that the games were held in London may have contributed to this increased interest in gambling over the glorious fortnight.
William Hill reports the top two events that brought in the highest number of bets were the Gold medal Football final between Brazil and Mexico, and the 100 meter Sprint which featured Usain Bolt. These 2 events were responsible for 21,700 and 17,800 wagers respectively.
William Hill Sports also reports that many bets were made on the total medal count. The United States emerged as the overall champions with an impressive 104 medals, followed by China who bagged 88 in all.
Understandably there was keen interest in the Team Great Britain’s final medal count too. They did quite well and landed up in the 3rd place on the leaderboard with 65 medals in all, 29 of which were Gold.
William Hill Sports is already gearing up for Rio de Janeiro 2016. If the success of London 2012 is anything to go by, it is reasonable for all bookmakers to start looking forward to the next set of games even though they’re four years away.
Currently bets are being placed on a bunch of favourites to receive a knighthood in the New Years Honours list.
Cyclist Bradley Wiggins is considered to have a 1/6 chance, track and field athlete Mo Farah is 5/2 and Jessica Ennis is quoting evens.
Bradley Wiggins is also a strong contender for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year with odds at 4/7.
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