There has been a 1000% increase in white Christmas bets as November brings cold weather, rain and even snow in places.
Winter has arrived and has sent punters scuttling into their local William Hill shop to place their White Christmas Wagers. Aberdeen is the favourite for snow at 7/2 with Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dublin 6/1. All the remaining cities including London are 8/1.
“We have had a relatively mild winter to date and as a result the white Christmas betting has been quiet but it has taken off today with turnover boosted by over 1000%,” said Hill’s
William Hill White Christmas Odds: 7/2 Aberdeen, 5/1 Edinburgh, 5/1 Glasgow, 5/1 Belfast, 6/1 Dublin, 8/1 Newcastle, 8/1 Manchester, 8/1 Bristol, 8/1 Cambridge, 8/1 Exeter, 8/1 Leeds, 8/1 Lincoln, 8/1 Liverpool, 8/1 London, 8/1 Norwich, 8/1 Nottingham, 8/1 Oxford, 8/1 York
16/1 that the lowest temperature in Scotland will be beaten (-27.2C, Jan 10th 1982, Aberdeenshire).
20/1 for the lowest recorded in Wales to be beaten (-23.3C, 21st Jan, 1940 Powys).
25/1 that the lowest recorded temperature in England will be beaten (-26.1C, Jan 10 1982, Shropshire).