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Nic Ladds 19th Feb 2011 - 10:01

Mum's the word as baby bet is order of the day

A pregnant William Hill shop assistant is causing a stir at her local shop by allowing her punters to have a bet on the outcome of her birth.

Jayne Price, 37, who has been working at Hill's Lydney shop in Gloucestershire for ten years, is due to give birth in early August, and was inundated by customers wanting to place bets on what sex the baby will be, when it will be born and how heavy it will be.

Hills are offering Even money that she has a boy (she already has one, Brandon,9) and the same price for a girl, while 12/1 is on offer to predict the exact date that the baby is born.

Any profits from the bets will be awarded to a charity of Jayne's choosing. The success of the market locally, has led Hills to launch it in shops nationwide and online.

Jayne says she would love to have a girl, but family history suggests that fate may be against her. "My heart says girl, but my head says boy. I have two nieces and 12 nephews - as well one boy of my own already."

Jayne refused to find out the sex of the baby when she went for her scan, so punters have another five months to predict the outcome of the birth.

"This is the first time that we have ever done anything like this on a nationwide level. It is a bit of fun and for charity and could turn out to be the mother of all bets," said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Jayne Price's Baby Prices:

1/1 Boy; 1/1 Girl
12/1 Predict the date
1/1 Under 7lbs; 7/1 Exactly 7lbs; 1/1 Over 7lbs


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