Paddy Power forced to suspend betting on royal baby gender

It comes after a flood of bets came in on the baby being named ‘Mary’…


The next royal baby looks set to be called ‘Mary’, after we have seen a flurry of bets come in on it being called that name.

The sudden activity, from lunchtime on Monday, has prompted us to stop accepting bets on Kate and Wills’ third child being female.

We’ve also slashed the odds on the child being named Mary from 12/1 to 3/1.

Asked about the royal baby odds spokesman Paddy Power said: “We thought everyone was only talking about the Royal Wedding, until someone came along with a right royal bet on Kate and Wills’s third child.

“We’re convinced now that it’ll be a little girl, with Mary now four times more likely after today’s betting.”


3/1          Mary
8/1          Alice
10/1       Victoria
11/1       Elizabeth

* Paddy Power’s full range of Royal betting markets can be found here.

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