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India’s World Cup victory costs Ladbrokes over half a million

| 03.04.2011

The celebrations in Mumbai following India’s victory over Sri Lanka in the cricket World Cup will still be going strong while you read this article.

The scenes in Mumbai were incredible but there are many punters in the UK enjoying the result just as much after India’s win cost Ladbrokes over half a million pounds.

Before the start of the tournament India were the subject of a big gamble at 7/2 to win the cricket World Cup, including two single bets of £80,000 and India’s win makes it a great couple of weeks for punters.

New customers to Ladbrokes.com can compound the misery by signing up here to receive up to £60 in free bets as the battle between punter and bookie continues to go the way of the backer.

The 2011 Cheltenham Festival was by in large a great year for the punters and the cricket World Cup leaves the bookies once again counting the pennies.

With the Grand National meeting at Aintree starting on Thursday, punters are in confident mood ahead of the biggest race of the year and punters will be looking forward to Saturday’s 2011 Grand National.

There is a huge gamble on the Grand National favourite The Midnight Club who is priced at 8/1 to win the Grand National, and should Ruby Walsh’s mount win, the bookies will be ruing a bad Easter.

Manchester United were cut into 1/5 to win the Premier League after this weekend’s results and the gamble on Sir Alex Ferguson’s side will also cost Ladbrokes dear should they go on to justify favourtism.

A £20 stake on The Midnight Club winning the Grand National would return £200. New customers can sign up here for up to £60 in free bets.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.