Winning money on guessing Aishwarya Rai baby’s gender – No, its not the contest that we are running. In fact, we don’t need to when this work is very well being done by the bookies in India. Earlier these bookies were putting heavy bets on 11.11.11 being the delivery date. Now, they have another one – that is on guessing the gender of the Aishwarya Rai’s baby.
Bookies Betting picks up on gender of Aishwarya’s baby
Inspite of the strict restrictions on covering of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s baby delivery and making a breaking news around Aishwarya delivery, bookies didn’t stop in putting heavy bets and money in the tune of more than Rs. 150 Crores around Aishwarya Rai’s baby.
The much publicised baby showers and then the birthday celebration of mother-to-be Aishwarya Rai, has hardly kindled the gambling instincts of punters in Mangalore.
But punters in Mumbai and New Delhi bet heavily in crores on Aishwarya’s baby, expected in the second week of November. Punters in her birth place Mangalore are hardly breaking knuckles. The indifference of bettors in this port city with a long history of entrepreneurship and betting practices, is indeed baffling.
Punters here have a reputation of making hay while the sun shines by placing bets and raking tidy sums during traditional cock-fights, Kambla (wetland buffalo races), card games among others.
“What goes around comes around,” informs a member of the district Bunts sangha on condition of anonymity. Though Aishwarya was born into a Tulu-speaking Bunts community in Mangalore, she is somehow indifferent when it comes to identifying herself as a Mangalorean, he feels.
There may be restrictions on the news coverage around the birth of actors Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s baby, but that hasn’t stopped the bookies from betting big money on it.
Reports suggest that Rs 150 crore is riding on bets on whether Ash will deliver on November 11 or not.
“This date has come after hundreds of years and astrologers say it’s auspicious — that’s why it’s a hot favourite with most betters,” says a Delhi-based bookie.
“After 11.11.11, it’s Children’s Day that’s a favourite,” says a punter.
Reportedly, bets have also been placed on the gender of the child — 70 paise per rupee on a girl and 80 paise per rupee on a boy. The amount put up in the betting pool has allegedly reached the figures Indo-Pak cricket matches generally do.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is nine months pregnant, made a public appearance with husband Abhishek Bachchan at a party thrown by designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla in Mumbai on Tuesday.
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