Agence France-PresseJuly 22, 2013 06:32
A flood of last-minute bets on Britain's royal baby poured in on Monday even as Prince William's wife Catherine was in hospital in labour.
Most of the money was going on the name of the third-in-line to the throne, with one bookie suspending betting on the subject.
"The money really is pouring in. We have taken about £30,000 ($45,000, 35,000 euros) in the last three hours. It's unbelievable," Rory Scott, a spokesman for Irish bookmakers Paddy Power, told AFP.
"The majority of that is on the name. We have suspended betting on the date."