LONDON – Would you bet on Queen Elizabeth lighting the Olympic flame? Or a UFO appearing above the opening ceremony?
With the London Olympics fast approaching, Britons are happily combining two of their favourite pastimes: sports and betting.
“It is deep in the British psyche to have a bit of a flutter when it comes to sports. Sports and betting almost go hand-in-hand in this country,” said Joe Crilly, a spokesman from bookmaker William Hill.