Royal Babies


Paddy Power has developed something of a reputation for its accommodation of bizarre odds markets over the years – late last year, for example, it offered odds of 1000/1 that a UFO sighting in Ireland would transpire to be a cigarette-end in the cockpit of the airplane which reported the incident.

However, whilst that market – and many other so-called “special bets” – are often offered with a strong whiff of tongue-in-cheek with no serious attempt to bring in punters, occasionally the Irish bookmaker does go out on a limb to offer more bizarre markets in its bid to build its client base. And PP’s latest addition to its series of Royal Specials is the perfect example.

Royal Skinhead

If you are not tempted by Paddy’s odds of 6/1 of George and Amal Clooney being named as the godparents of Harry and Meghan’s upcoming new-born, nor find yourself salivating at odds of 12/1 that the baby will be a boy named Arthur, then you may want to opt for odds of evens that H&M’s first-born will go bald before Prince Louis, William and Kate’s youngest child.

However, if you are not drawn on the subject of which of the Queen’s seven (soon to be eight) great grand children will become the Royal family’s first involuntary skinhead of the twenty-first century, you could try asking Paddy Power to raise your own request for a market directly – the #WhatOddsPaddy hashtag on Twitter has become the go-to custom markets creation channel of choice for punters in search of more eccentric quotes.