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Royal baby gamble continues as punters predict a baby boy

After bookmaker Coral became the first firm to suspend betting earlier this week on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announcing they are expecting their second child, they have now reported a flood of bets on the gender of Prince George’s future sibling.

Almost 70% of bets have been placed on the Duchess of Cambridge giving birth to a baby boy, which is the 10-11 favourite, while it’s even money that Prince George gets a little sister. There have also been a number of wagers on twins at odds of 20-1.

Should the royal couple have another boy, Coral make James the favourite name at 3-1, ahead of Alexander at 6-1 and Louis at 10-1. Elizabeth is the top girls name at 5-1, ahead of Diana at 6-1 and Victoria at 7-1.

“Suspending betting on William and Kate announcing baby No.2 has caused a betting frenzy, with punters racing to place bets on the gender and baby name,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

“Judging by the money, punters are hoping for a mini Prince William and Harry!,” added McGeady.

** Will & Kate Second Baby Specials – Gender of Second Child

10-11 Boy, Evens Girls

** Will & Kate Second Baby Specials – Twins on Kate’s Second Time of Birth

20-1 Twins

** Will & Kate Second Baby Specials – Triplets on Kate’s Second Time of Birth

100-1 Triplets

**If it’s a girl:

5-1 Elizabeth, 6-1 Diana, 7-1 Victoria, 12-1 Alexandra, 14-1 George, 16-1 Mary, 20-1 Frances, 20-1 Alice, 25-1 Harriet, Pippa, Catherine

**If it’s a boy:

3-1 James, 6-1 Alexander, 10-1 Louis, 14-1 Henry, 14-1 Albert, 16-1 Richard, 16-1 Arthur, 25-1 Phillip, 33-1 Edward, 33-1 Spencer, 33-1 Alfred, 40-1 bar.

ENDS

To view all Coral PR team press releases please visit http://news.coral.co.uk/press-news

Further Information Contact:

Nicola McGeady 07917683784

Nicola.mcgeady@galacoral.com