UK gets bored, bets on gaming sales charts

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UK gets bored, bets on gaming sales charts
Now, this is just plain weird. Apparently, folks in the UK don't have enough to bet on, so they turn to the gaming industry. Bookie Paddy Power is reporting that a lot of money is riding on what game emerges as the number one seller throughout this holiday season, with the total stake coming to about 11,000 GBP. That just boggles our mind.

But, this isn't the first year this has been going down. They started accepting bets on gaming sales charts starting back in 2003, where it didn't receive many takers. Then, it had only seen 60 bets as which game would emerge on top, with this year seeing a whopping increase in popularity to 650 bets. Oh, and the favored game to come out on top is EA's Need for Speed ProStreet.

Current top odds are as follows:
  • 8/11: Need for Speed ProStreet
  • 2/1: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
  • 5/1: The Simpsons Game
  • 8/1: FIFA Soccer 08
  • 8/1: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • 12/1: The Golden Compass
  • 18/1: Super Mario Galaxy
  • 20/1: Assassin's Creed
  • 20/1: High School Musical: Sing It!
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