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A zombie apocalypse has better odds than being struck by lightning
As the year is coming to an end, people are making plans for Christmas and New Year. Gamblers also tend to spend more in December and this can be seen in the gambling options available with some of the leading online bookmakers. While there are various betting options for the major leagues in the United States, the Premier League taking place in the United Kingdom and early odds for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, bettors now have the option to bet on something even more exciting.
British-based bookmaker Ladbrokes has announced that it will offer 2,000/1 odds for a zombie apocalypse to begin on December 25th. To put it in perspective, Aston Villa is less likely to win the 2013-2014 English Premier League – at 2,500/1 odds – than a zombie apocalypse taking place on Christmas this year. And the team is actually in 11th position (out of 20) right now and there are more than half of the games still to be played. Being struck by lightning once in your lifetime has 3,000/1 odds.
According to zombie expert and author of a zombie survival manual Sean Page, Christmas has the best odds for a zombie apocalypse to break out given the busy festive season in which people tend to spend time in large groups, which can spread the zombie virus faster.
A Ladbrokes spokesman has stated that the public should not be overly concerned about the undead rising up this season and start attacking the living. He also mentioned that the odds presented by the bookmaker are correct.
Some may find it as an entertaining way to gamble these few weeks but the question is if the extra money would actually help you in case of a zombie apocalypse. Money is usually the first thing which loses value when you need to run for your life from undead monsters, according to the many movies which covered the subject recently.
More unusual betting odds
Moving away from the apocalypse scenario and to something a bit more likely, Prince Harry marrying Miley Cyrus has 500/1 odds according to the bookmaker, and many are left wondering if the zombies taking over would be better.
Probably the best bet out of the many unusual options available now is if London will have a white Christmas this year. There are 5/1 odds for it to snow on December 25th and it can also be a nice Christmas gift for those willing to place a small wager.
Betting on the outcome of popular shows, such as X Factor or Strictly Come Dancing, is also possible over the internet but these now seem a bit dull compared to the potential zombie apocalypse that has 2,000/1 odds of taking place this Christmas. A parley bet can have a huge return if the zombie apocalypse takes place while it is snowing in London.