Author: Graham Tower
Published: 16:16 18/04/2015
Bookmakers wasted no time pricing up odds for the name of William and Kate’s second child and with the new arrival due in the next week or so, Betfred has launched an offer to refund losing bets on the Royal baby betting.
The UK’s biggest independent high street bookmaker has a range of betting markets related to the birth, from the baby’s gender to its weight and when it will be born but it’s the Royal baby name that has whipped up most interest and is the market that could land punters a free bet if their prediction is wrong.
Betfred is famed for its wide range of sports betting bonuses and concessions which are available online, via mobile, telephone and in shop. The company also provides free bet offers to satisfy interest in betting markets on TV and special interests like X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent and is now joining the media circus surrounding the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child with its latest money back special.
Betfred’s Royal Baby Betting Offer
Betfred customers placing a bet on the Royal baby’s name will get their losing stake refunded as a free bet if their selection is chosen as an official middle name. New and existing customers can qualify for the offer by placing a single bet on the Name Of Second Child market in the Wills And Kate Specials section of the website.
Refunds will be awarded as a free bet, capped at £50, which can be used on market on Betfred’s sportsbook which includes all major sports event, pre-match and live in-play or on numbers, lotto and other TV and Specials betting.
Anyone interested in betting on the Royal baby odds can register and get a £30 free bet. Click here and register to bet £10 and get £30 free bet on Betfred.
Favourite Names For The Royal Baby
Betting on the Royal baby has been quite lively and it seems punters are favouring the Royal couple will be blessed with a daughter, Betfred go 4/7 for a girl and 6/4 for a boy.
As for names, Alice has been the subject of a gamble and is as short as 5/4 with some bookmakers while Betfred is offering 2/1. The pretty name Alice would be a nod to Queen Victoria’s second daughter, Alice Maud Mary.
Charlotte and Elizabeth are popular in the betting, both at 9/2. Elizabeth would make a fitting choice but it’s felt in some quarters that William and Kate can be a little more adventurous when choosing a name for the second born having opted for a traditional royal name for Prince George.
Victoria at 14/1 and both Alexandra and Catherine at 16/1 are high among the girl’s names before we get to the most popular choice for a boy.
James is 20/1 and the name has a distinguished royal history with two King Jameses of the United Kingdom and seven in Scotland which would be popular both north and south of the border.
Arthur, at 25/1, has proved to be very popular as a middle name for members of the Royal family and would give headline writers endless scope for puns given the legends surrounding the 5th century king and the knights of the round table.
William’s grandfather Philip is the longest serving consort in British history and is a popular choice at 33/1 although a surprising amount of punters think the Duke of Cambridge could name his next son after his brother by naming him Henry, another 33/1 shot.