Bookies clean up on the birth of Prince George

BOOKMAKER William Hill has cashed in on the arrival of Prince George of Cambridge, raking in £400,000 from Royal baby name bets. The bookie paid out just a quarter of the takings to punters who correctly wagered that the Prince would be called George.

And it seems that the public are already betting on another Royal baby in short order – the current favourite year for a birth being 2015.

But for those looking to play the long baby game, bookies have highlighted a potential family rivalry – Wills is a Villa supporter and the Middletons are fans of Reading – over the location of baby’s first football match. William Hill is offering odds of 5/1 on Villa Park and 25/1 for Reading’s Madejski Stadium. Place your bets now, folks.