What are the odds on a white Christmas?
This entry was posted on Sunday, December 20th, 2009
Here we snow, here we snow, here we snow! Yes it’s that time of year again when every paper, commentator and Joe Public start to discuss the odds of it being a white Christmas.
Well as most of the UK knows today it’s already white and slushy, what with an early blizzard covering large swathes of the British Isles.
So is it an odds-on dead cert that Christmas Day will be snowey or just slush or bare with no more flurries.
In the UK you can bet by city, so offering a better opportunity of calling it right. Paddy Power and Sky Bet offer some of the best odds and offer introductory bonuses too when you join them. I had a cheeky snow bet with Betfair two weeks ago when the odds were 6-1, I’m keeping my mittens crossed for more snow, but with pressies still to buy a few snow free days would be good to get out round those stores quickly and not get caught up in the last minute rush.
Some City prices from last night include both Christmas Snow and No Christmas Snow, amazingly yes you can even bet on it being a blank Christmas. Now if only I could bet on what colour the usual Christmas slippers colour will be this year – sheesh!
London 3-1 Yes, 2-7 No
Manchester 2-1 Yes, 1-3 No
Liverpool 9-4 Yes, 2-7 No
Glasgow 5-2 Yes, 1-3 No
Edinburgh 7-4 Yes, 2-5 No
Cardiff 10-3 Yes, 2-5 No
Birmingham 11-4 Yes, 1-3 No
Belfast 10-3 Yes, 2-7 No