Royal baby betting soars

Playtech-powered online casino William Hill Sports yesterday reopened one of the betting agency’s most lucrative bets on at the moment – that of the name of British royals Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s unborn child.

Betting on the baby-to-be was suspended last week after one of the most prolific gambling pools surrounding the future monarch, whether the baby would be a boy or a girl, was nullified by the expectant duchess seeming to hint accidentally at the fact that the baby was a girl.

Bets on the baby’s name are once again out in full force, with the most common bet being Alexandra, a name shared by both cousin to Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Alexandra, wife of Edward VII.