New research has revealed that Britons have in mind some controversial bets that would be keen to make but can’t as the bookmakers are not accepting them. Those includes sensitive things like Donald Trump’s assassination and at what age the Queen and David Attenborough will live to. One of the most popular bet is that Prince Harry will have an affair.
Those days there are so many opportunities to bet that you can bet almost on everything. Almost, as there are some more controversial bets that Britons are keen to make that are not possible to place on bookmakers. A new research has been carried out to look exactly at those and some surprising topics have come up with the most popular bet being the age of when the Queen will die. Most people that have picked this selection have selected an average length of 105 years old while on the same topic David Attenborough went just short of that as the average bet was at 103 years old.
The team at http://www.casinobiggestbonus.com/ conducted the research as part of an ongoing study into British attitudes towards gambling. 2,733 Britons were quizzed about the controversial subjects that they would place bets on if they were available, all of whom were aged 18 and over.
The survey started with the first question to all respondents: ‘If you were to place a bet on anything, what would it be?’ to which ‘celebrity lifestyles’ (20%), ‘politics’ (18%) and ‘celebrity deaths’ (15%); ‘sport’ (14%) came in at fourth most popular.
When asked why celebrity lifestyles and deaths were so popular, respondents said that that the reason was that ‘I am very interested in what happens to celebrities’ (33%) and ‘it’s really fun to keep up with celebrity lifestyles’ (32%).
All participants were then quizzed over what controversial subjects they would place a bet on if a bookmaker would offer that market. When provided with a list of possible responses and told to select all that applied, the top 10 most wanted bets resulted as follows:
- The age which the Queen will live to – 48%
- Cristiano Ronaldo will come out as gay – 42%
- Kylie Jenner will release a sex tape – 21%
- Donald Trump potential assassination year – 33%
- When Prince Harry will have an affair – 27%
- Michelle Obama will run for President in 2020 – 20%
- Lewis Hamilton will retire from F1 – 16%
- The next country to leave the EU – 15%
- The age which David Attenborough will live to – 13%
- The age which Gazza will live to – 10%
Furthermore, those who stated that they were prepared to place a bet on Cristiano Ronaldo coming out as gay were asked when they believe this will happen and the most selected year was 2020. Of those that stated that they would like to make a bet on Prince Harry having an affair there was a 14% that said that he has already had one while 37% believe that it will happen in 2021.
Another question was how much they were considering to stake on those bets and the average amount was £23.50. The majority of the respondents (72%) said that they felt some of those bets were sure to come through for them and it was a pity they couldn’t actually place some cash on it.
John Pentin, Editor in Chief of CasinoBiggestBonus.com, commented:
“It’s interesting to see that Britons do not actually just associate gambling with a sport. These are very hot topics and things we probably all wonder about from time to time, or even discuss with our mates. Even if those topics are willingly controversial making small bets on things we have a genuine interest upon, like the Queen or the celebrities’ lifestyle, is one of the fundamentals of gambling: having fun! And when the fun stops gambling should stop too!”