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Parents go punting mad after McIlroy’s open success

| 22.06.2011

PARENTS NATIONWIDE are inundating bookies with odds requests as they look to back their kids to achieve sporting success according to Ladbrokes.

News of Gerry McIlroy’s £200,000 win has triggered a surge in proud parents calling bookies and Ladbrokes report a 50% increase in odds requests of this nature in the week after McIlroy’s Open success

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “McIlroy Snr’s winning bet has inspired parents up and down the land to follow suit and invest. Many have framed their betting slips as they cross their fingers for the future.”

Along with normal sporting requests the firm have also quoted odds about a five-year-old boy going on to be the Prime Minister (5000/1) and a girl currently in year nine graduating with a First class degree from Oxford in veterinary science (20/1)

For more information on placing a bet of this nature please contact Alex Donohue on 0208 515 5458 or 07792 560467



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.