|According to punters on international pool betting website AnyBets.com, London will be lucky to win the bid for the 2012 Olympic Games. |
More than six months out from the decision date of 6 July 2005, Paris is the strongest contender on AnyBets.com with 58 percent of money placed in favour of the world’s most romantic city. London lags behind in second place with only 21 percent of the bets.
At least London won’t need to be too concerned about Moscow stealing the show, going by the results on the pool betting website. Moscow is the least likely to win the bid – just 2 percent of the money bet in the pool was from Moscow supporters.
According to an AnyBets.com spokesperson, it is not surprising that customers have been attracted to this particular pool, considering the constant hype about the bid in the relevant cities leading up to the decision.
“Our website accepts bets from people across the globe, so it will be interesting to see as we get closer to the decision how London fares in the eyes of the punters compared to the other bidding cities,” an AnyBets.com spokesperson said.
AnyBets.com will run a pool on practically any subject and topical issue 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.