|In a further spin on the controversy surrounding the opportunity for punters to gamble on the looming war with Iraq BetWWTS have insisted they will not be making offers of any odds.|
Although many of BetWWTS’s online competitors have gladly rushed to make profit from the spoils of war before even the first missile has been fired the bookmakers have decided that betting on the destruction of human life is simply in poor taste. This is despite numerous punters clamouring for the sites attention demanding their right to bet.
The possibly aptly named Simon Noble, CEO of BetWWTS, explains that war might be bad but betting on it is simply mad: 'War is something that nobody should be taking lightly, and accepting bets on a potential conflict in Iraq trivializes the loss of human life.'
The delightfully upright company point out that they will accept all manner of unusual and unique wagers. For example they were the first bookmakers in the world to offer odds on the winners of last year’s American Pop Idol.
Cynics might remark that BetWWTS are simply after good publicity taking this stance, especially when the whole moral issue of gambling on a war pales in significance to the reality of the supposedly civilised world actually preparing to declare war on a bunch of desert goons. But then life is full of surprises.