Octopus Paul influences the bets
The British bookmakers are betting for an Holland’s victory over Spain in the World Cup final but since the octopus paul choose spain the trends changed.
According to the company Paddy Power “The ‘effect caused by Paul “turned the bets”, and that “it’s a record for a football match” which will be played on Sunday between Netherlands and Spain, and there are already several tens of millions pounds bet on the table “.
Until yesterday, Holland was the favorite in the betting with 54% of commitments, but after the election of the octopus on Friday, Spain took advantage, getting to 56% of bets.
Darren Haines, spokeman from Paddy Power said “The Netherlands attracted a majority of casual gamers but after the octopus Paul predicted a victory of Spain, we recorded more bets on Spain for the first time since the finalists were known.”
William Hill’s spokesman, said: “We received bets in the last minute for Spain after the prediction, but I think our players make their decisions without following an octopus.”
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