|December 8, 2004 (London, UK) - If punters on celebrity pool betting website AnyBets.com are right, Ozzy will have an expensive Christmas replacing the £2 million worth of jewellery stolen from the Osbourne’s Buckingham Palace.|
‘The Great Osbourne Jewel Theft’ has produced a flurry of interest from bettors who, the website reports, have abandoned their initial optimism and now fear the worst.
The odds that Sharon will have her jewellery back before Christmas continue to slide and now only 10% of people placing bets believe that Santa will return them. But if you have faith in the bloodhound skills of the boys in blue to sniff out the hidden stash of loot, you can get some pretty hefty odds.
AnyBets.com will run a pool on any subject under the sun and is proving increasingly popular with the public as a means of betting on the hot topics that aren’t often covered by the bookmakers.
“There’s something about Christmas time that produces a taste for wacky, off-the-wall betting, and that’s right up our street,” a spokesperson for Anybets.com said. “The Great Osbourne Jewel Theft has proved really popular with the punters. If you believe the police will deliver Sharon’s stolen gems before Christmas, place your bets now, because the odds are so good, you could have yourself a very merry Christmas!”