William Hill Refund All Olympic Cauldron Bets: Boyle Backed For Knighthood!
Bookmakers William Hill have decided to refund all bets placed on their market for who would light the Olympic cauldron, after the honour was given to seven young athletes.
"We have been betting on who will light the cauldron since London was awarded the games, when we installed Sir Steve as our 3/1 favourite. In total we have quoted over fifty athletes and celebrities, but the result was all but impossible to predict. As a result we have refunded a five figure sum," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.
The opening ceremony has certainly gone down a treat and Hills have slashed their price of Danny Boyle being given a knighthood from 4/1 to 7/4.
"The reaction to the opening ceremony has been overwhelming and our customers think Danny is all but certain to be handed a knighthood in the new year's honours list," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.