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Bookies flooded with bets on royal baby birthday

| 16.07.2013

The firm has been forced to cut the odds on a Wednesday arrival into 3-1 from 4-1, while they go 6-1 that punters have to wait until Saturday for the birthday.

Meanwhile, betting on the name game continues to hot up and one in every three bets is in favour of Alexandra being the chosen name. If Kate and William opt for Alexandra, Coral are looking down the barrel at significant six-figure sum pay-out.

However, some punters have placed a cheeky wager on Kate and William naming their first-born child after David Beckham at 100-1, after the sports star called for his royal pals to name their child after him.

“Punters are clutching onto their betting slips in anticipation of the royal arrival, whilst the bookies are praying that they are saved from a nightmare pay-out. A female, named Alexandra, with brown hair, will be worst result we’ve ever faced on a novelty market”, commented Coral’s Nicola McGeady.


**Gender of child

4-7 Female, 6-4 Male

**Name of first child

6-4 Alexandra, 7-1 Charlotte, 8-1 Elizabeth, 9-1 James, 10-1 George, 11-1 Victoria, 12-1 Diana, 20-1 Alice, 22-1 Mary, 28-1 Grace, 40-1 Eleanor, 50-1 Bar

**Date of birth

3-1 17th July

4-1 18th July

6-1 19th July

8-1 20th July

14-1 21st July

16-1 22nd July

**Hair colour

13-8 Brunette, 5-2 Blonde, 7-2 Black, 4-1 Red/Ginger


2-1 7lb – 7lb 15oz

3-1 6lb – 6lb 15oz

4-1 8lb – 8ln 15oz

Further Information Contact:

Nicola McGeady 07917683784

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Nicola McGeady

Nicola joined the PR team in January 2013 from Boylesports. Moving across the water from Ireland, she has taken on the role of PR Manager, dealing with all aspects of media activity, as well as taking on the responsibility of a number of the firm's key
partnerships such as At The Races and RUK. Nicola has been in the bookmaking industry for over six years,with a wide range of experience in radio and TV broadcasting, but you can also check out Nicola's lastest blog posts right here at the Coral news site. Like many of her Irish compatriots, Nicola is a huge Manchester United fan, and when not working, she can be found on a tennis court or enjoying the London social