Following new succession rules established by the Commonwealth, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power is offering odds of 5/6 that Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first child will be a princess and future Queen.
The odds also seem to suggest strongly that the pair are eager to start a family as soon as possible. The young couple are 1/3 to have a child in 2012, 2/1 in 2013, 7/1 in 2014, 9/1 in 2015, and 6/1 for 2016 or later.
“Having waited 300 years for a change to the law it could be the case it comes into practice sooner than we think – certainly punters are convinced the royal couple won’t keep us waiting too long to find out,” Darren Haines, spokesman for Paddy Power, said.
Ryanair’s announced this week it will remove toilets from its planes — leaving just one facility per aircraft. Now Paddy Power is offering odds one what the discount Irish airline will do next.
The list of potential moves is long and includes the following:
Standing room 6/5
Toilet fee 3/1
Reduce hand luggage by 50 percent or more 5/1
In-flight vending machines 5/1
Obesity fee 16/1
Hand luggage duty (all hand luggage) 16/1
Introduce priority queue for toilet 25/1
Report an air toilet rage incident 25/1
Sitting in cabin crew seats 50/1
Sitting in pilot’s lap 66/1
Seatbelt duty 66/1
Charge for toilet roll 66/1
Single pilot planes 100/1
Removal of all seats 200/1
Parachute duty 200/1
Introduce the world’s first urine fuelled airplane 1000/1
The step must be introduced and implemented by Ryanair and must be confirmed by the company’s CEO.
While still on the subject of the intriguing business of novelty wagers, this bet by oddsmaker Paddy Power on the name of David and Victoria next baby also caught our eye.
Paddy Power has set the odds at 200 to 1 that the Beckhams’ fourth child will be named Pele.
The odds apply “to the given first name of the fourth child born to David and Victoria Beckham. Must happen by end of 2012.”
The name Galaxy, ie, Beckham’s Los Angeles club, also comes in at 200/1.
Sandra is the favorite at 10/1
You could hit it big should you wager that Queen Elizabeth II have a black hat atop her head when her grandson Prince William weds Kate Middleton on April 29 at Westminster Abbey.
Of all the colors, black is the longest of shots: coming in at 20/1, according to the odds set by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power.
Yellow, light blue, purple and pink are the favorites at 4/1, 9/2, 11/2 and 6/1, respectively.
As for the color of Kate’s wedding dress, ivory leads the way at 4/6. However, those who bet on a brown bridal gown might be able to retire should they call it right. The odds for that are 66/1.