Parliament is in disarray, Jeremy Corbyn is getting tetchy, Brexit is a disaster looming and PM Theresa May is sticking to her guns, but for just how long? You can find 125/1 she won’t be UK Prime Minister by New Year’s Day, although that’s a tad harsh, given a 2019 date for here exit is garnering 2/7 at Bet365 right now, with 2020 off at 5/1. Sure, not the most festive of wagers, but it makes our list of the seven best Christmas bets so you can make a profit out of this Brexit mess.
- Christmas Cricket?
There’s something bizarre about starting a Test match on Christmas Day itself. The height of summer perhaps, glorious weather for it too I’m sure, but surely you could wait a day? Birth of Christ not quite enough to make the day special all by itself? Anyway, backing India 6/4 to win the 3rd Test on their tour of Australia is one of the seven best Christmas bets (despite the hosts getting just 11/10) just because the look on Tim Paine’s face would be so astonishingly funny.
- Snow Time To Talk About The Weather
If you’re one of those people who doesn’t like to bet on sports in the UK our list of the seven best Christmas bets still has you coverd as you can get 6/1 on Birmingham getting a White Christmas this year, 8/1 on Liverpool and 20/1 on Belfast seeing now this Xmas morning. Of course there are some who’ll think gambling on British weather a tad farcical and for the bookies like Bet365 are offering 1/3 on Toronto Canada being snowy on the 25th, with Winnipeg at 1/25.
- What Klopp Wants For Christmas
Liverpool host Newcastle United in the English Premier League this Boxing Day and following their quite literal demolishing of Manchester United that saw Jose Mourinho out on his ear you have to fancy the home side to come out of this one a winner. Bet365 does, giving them just 1/7 with the boys from up north a 14/1 longshot and a Draw an unlikely 7/1 chance. It might not be the most profitable wager on our list of the seven best Christmas bets, but it sure looks certain.
- Ally Not So Pally
The PDC World Darts Championship at the Alexandra Palace makes our list of the seven best Christmas bets despite having already been struck with accusations of thuggish behavior from James Wade, who only gets 28/1 to win because silly posturing and insulting behavior is what Xmas is all about. Michael Van Gerwin is still the favorite on Bet365, one of the best online gambling sites in the UK, at 11/8 although Gary Anderson is getting a short 10/3 close by.
- Over The Jumps They Go
The King George VI Chase a massive slog over the fences on the 26th and this year Might Bite is getting the nod from the bookies like Bet365. As favorite it’s getting just 5/2 with Waiting Patiently at 9/2, Politologue at 5/1 and Bristol De Mai at 11/2, despite having beaten many of the horses in this field recently. Indeed it’s Bristol De Mai at those prices that puts this on our list of the seven best Christmas bets, because given its form, that wager is almost criminally delicious.
- Santa Is Coming To Town
Actually, despite awfully liberal UK gambling laws, you can’t actually find odds at Bet365 on whether or not Santa will come to your house this year. This is because satellite navigation, the proboscis luminosity possessed by Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and the fact he has a system that can actually beat the traffic (Elon Musk take note) it’s a mathematical certainty, which is paradoxically why it makes our list of the seven best Christmas bets. Merry Christmas everyone.