Can’t ignore the Queen’s Speech for our Christmas Betting this year of course! A nice simple Christmas Betting market to look at here, simply trying to predict what the Monarch will mention in her Speech on Christmas Day. The old traditions of Christmas still remain, and the picture of everyone stuffed full of turkey and ready to pass out on the couch still rings true, while Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II entertains her subjects in her annual television spot. So what will be on the menu for the Queen’s Speech betting this year? Well, the favourite option in the market is the never ending hot topic of Afghanistan. This is pretty much going to be a dead cert, offering support to troops and what not. Not too far behind Afghanistan, is Prince William. Will Wills get a mention by Grandma on Christmas Day? More likely than not, and is priced at 1/4 and his beloved Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton) is priced at 2/7 (and it’ll need to be a mention of the official title, not just ‘our Kate’ or anything).
Other options among the favourite topics for Queen’s Speech betting is Christianity, as she is bound to be dipping in her toe in to that water, and of course a look ahead to next year’s Olympics is bound to be on the cards as well. Prime Minister David Cameron will get his look in a well, and beyond the PM, the market starts stretching out. A mention of Iraq fetches 6/5, while a mention of Charles or the Diamond Jubilee are both trading at 6/4. Those are all prices listed at popular bookmaker Stan James in the Market of Queen’s Speech To Say At Anytime. Online bookmaker Stan James has a great welcome bonus awaiting new customers who register. They are offering up to £150 in free bets for new registrations.
But if you want a punt on which cliché the Queen will drop first in Queen’s Speech betting? Then you’ll need to pop over to Paddy Power for this market. The Olympics is the favourite at 5/2 to get mentioned in her speech, before William or one of her favourite phrases My Husband and I at 5/1. If you think Prime Minister David Cameron will be the first to muscle in on the Queen’s Speech, then he is priced at 6/1. Mention of Prime Minister is trading at 8/1, along with The Pope and Terrorism. So a great fun little Christmas betting market to look at, with options stretching out more than the usual White Christmas Betting. Popular online bookmaker Paddy Power offer a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account, up to the maximum value of £50, with a free bet!