Ladbrokes Start Offering Odds On Royal Baby Number 3Friday, Oct 13, 2017 09:28
News of a new royal baby hit recently and just like it had for every other royal announcement the speculation and wonder began to circulate newspapers, websites and tv shows all over the world (but especially in the UK). Most would have thought that the fact that this is the third child of the royal couple and that there are a lot of other news items for it to battle with would have somewhat dampened the celebrations and speculations of the media and monarchy fans alike. However, the thought of another tiny prince or princess on it was clearly enough to grab attention away from other stories.
And of course another huge part of situations like these are the betting implications, when something that is huge news such as this and its ultimate outcome is unknown there is a huge amount of cause for betting companies to begin offering odds in their betting markets. And it seems that Ladbrokes was intent in getting in there quickly to be in that number.
Within not even a couple of hours, Ladbrokes had a whole section on their site dedicated to the “Royal Specials” on which you can place a bet on a huge variety of different aspects of the upcoming royal birth. If you are thinking about placing a bet on anything from the name of the child to its weight at birth then you can and Ladbrokes has some really great odds available to you on it so why not do it there?
There are a total of seven different betting markets for this birth in all of which you can find some great odds and place some fun bets on the different outcomes of the birth. Here’s a look at them and some of their odds so you can see what you could be getting yourself into.
DAY OF BIRTH OF WILLIAM AND KATE'S THIRD BABY
The day of the week on which the baby is born is something that you can bet on over at Ladbrokes of course there is no logical reason why one day would be favoured over any other and so every day from Monday to Sunday has the same odds of 5/1.
So really this bet is more about your gut feeling than any insight you have as it is pretty much impossible for a person to make an informed guess on. You just might be right, however, so it is not a bad one to choose.
NAME OF WILLIAM AND KATE'S THIRD CHILD
This one seems to be the big one, everyone is wondering what the name of the baby will be as even though he/she is less likely to be the monarch than her/his older siblings it is still possible so people like to speculate as to what the name of their possible future king/queen will be.
The top pick at Ladbrokes is Alice at 7/1 with Arthur and Victoria being tied in second at 10/1. There are some out of left field choices put in there as more than likely a joke such as Donald, Chardonnay and Rodney all at 500/1 but you never know, we could see Kate walking out with at little prince Rodney in her arms.
TIME OF DAY THIRD BABY IS BORN
The time of that day is pretty self-explanatory, here are the odds for it.
Morning (midnight - 11:59am): Evens
Evening (6pm to 11.59pm): 2/1
Afternoon (midday to 5.59pm): 5/2
TWINS/TRIPLETS ON KATE'S THIRD TIME OF BIRTH
It is entirely possible that the third pregnancy could end up with more than one little royal being born.
The odds for twins are currently at 4/1 and the odds for triplets are at 50/1 as they’re a lot less likely.
WEIGHT OF WILLIAM AND KATE'S THIRD BABY
The weight of a baby is generally big news for some reason, I don’t really understand why to be honest but I suppose people like to know as some indication of health.
The Odds are arranged in three different yet likely weight categories for ease:
7lb to 7lb 15oz: 13/8
8lb to 8lb 15oz: 13/8
6lb to 6lb 15oz: 9/2
GENDER OF WILLIAM AND KATE'S THIRD CHILD
The gender, a fifty-fifty shot in the dark which is why the odds for it are both at evens, there’s no real way to guess this.