Game Of Thrones Series 6 returns to our screens in April. However, you wouldn't necessarily expect this epic TV series to feature at the bookies. Skybet are are on a mission to make betting better and obviously betting on the new series is one of their ways of improving things.
Currently Skybet are offering odds on "Who Will Rule Westeros?"! Before you start getting too excited there are a few caveats involved with this book. Firstly the bet is on the "character that rules the seven kingdoms of Westeros as head of state from the Iron Throne at the end of the TV series, not Series 6".
Secondly if there's more than one ruler at the end of the TV series, not Series 6, then a dead heat will be declared. In the event of a dead heat all bets will be void. If you're tempted to have a flutter here are the current favourites.
- Daenerys Targaryen 2/1
- Jon Snow 9/4
- Tyrion Lannister 8/1
- Sansa Stark 11/1
- Prince Aegon Targaryen 12/1
- Petyr Baelish (Little Finger) 14/1
- Stannis Baratheon 20/1
- Arya Stark 25/1
- Margaery Tyrell 25/1
- Tommen Baratheon 25/1
- Bran Stark 28/1
- Any Child of Jon Snow 33/1
- Euron Greyjoy (Crows Eye) 33/1
- Lord Varys 33/1
We have spotted a massive flaw in this current book from Skybet. As the winner will be the character sat on the Iron Throne at the end of the TV series, it just requires the writers to come up with an insider plan. Hodor and Hot Pie for example are both 500/1 to be the ruler - so stick a few quid on these characters and then let them pop up right at the end of the series to claim their rightful place as ruler... and pick up a few quid from the bookies.
We suspect that Skybet are just running this book as a bit of fun in preparation for the new series but maybe it's a new direction for Sky. They've had success with sports betting but now they could open up books for all their other shows - perhaps have some in-play betting too.
Anyway our tip for the Iron Throne is Arya Stark. We have no basis for this other than the fact that a showdown with Arya and Daenerys to be Queen would be quite a cool ending.
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