|This year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner will be announced in Oslo on October 8th and Centrebet.com are betting that President Bush will not be following in the esteemed footsteps of previous presidential winners, Teddy Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter, pricing him out of the market at 1000-1. Prime Minister Blair is also an outsider, at 500-1, to take the title of Nobel Laureate which has been held in the past by Mother Theresa, the Dali Lama and Martin Luther King. |
Centrebet.com, which last year became the first bookmaker to offer odds on the Nobel Peace Prize, has tipped former Czech president Vaclav Havel as the favourite at 4-1 in recognition for taking the Czechoslovakia from communism to the doorstep of the European Union. The U.N. nuclear watchdog and its head, Mohamed ElBaradei, are also much fancied, in what Centrebet is calling the most open market in decades.