It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is finally appearing over the horizon, and given the torrid time we’ve had over 2020, it’s fair to say that most of us can’t wait to let off some steam this festive period. Whilst Christmas might not be entirely normal this December, that doesn’t mean that Londoners can’t embrace the holidays in full.
Christmas is of course dominated by decades old traditions, but a new festive feature has emerged over the last few years, Christmas betting markets! Alongside the flagship sporting markets like football which feature heavily over the holiday period, novelty and specials betting markets have exploded in popularity, giving friends and family who like a flutter the chance to earn some extra cheer over the festive period.
Will it Snow in London on Christmas Day?
One of the most eagerly asked questions on our lips over Christmas is whether there will be snow falling as we open our curtains on that magical day. Thanks to this Christmas Betting Markets guide from WhichBookie the odds of a white Christmas in 2020 have now been revealed.
According to the graphic, bookmakers are currently giving a price of 7/1 for snow to fall at any stage on Christmas day in the capital, whilst the odds for it snowing anywhere else in the UK are 6/4 suggesting we all could be building snowmen on December 25th!
What other events are popular to bet on this Christmas?
Another event which dominates conversations over December is which song will take the title of Christmas no.1. Although Simon Cowell sponsored acts have tended to run away with the charts over the last decade or so, with no X Factor this year, it’s anyone’s guess who will secure top spot by Christmas day. Will it go to a global pop star that no one over 25 has heard of? Or will sentimentality take over given the year we’ve had, and a charity choir or tribute track take the chart by storm? According to the odds collated by WhichBookie, LadBaby is currently favourites to claim the Christmas Day crown at 2/1!
Finally, all the usual sports markets are available to bet on over the Christmas period, and with a hectic schedule planned this December, there’s a wealth of football and other sports to watch and wager on this festive season. WhichBookie have found that a number of online bookies are offering markets on who will be top of the Premier League, who will be in the top four and who will be bottom of the Premier League by Christmas day. Boxing Day will also play host to the King George VI race with the Christmas Betting Markets Guide below suggesting Cryname is 3/1 to win the race.