A story that caught my eye this week was the one about a posh looking gambler who walked into a William Hill shop in Windsor and tried to place a two grand bet on the date of a royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Apparently staff suspected him beacause he was ‘very posh, clean shaven, wearing a blazer and shoes’. Not the typical profile of a punter according to a Hill’s spokesman.
Hills turned down the £2000 bet as they thought he might be a member of a the royal household, or a friend of Prince William, and are now apparently checking CCTV to see if he is recognizable.
The morale of this story is that if you are a toff in the know about a royal wedding, you must take some precautions to ensure your bet is accepted.
First you must borrow some scruffy clothes of a common peasant, maybe your gardener.
Then you need to drive a couple of hundred miles, not to a destination anywhere near a royal castle though. Don’t forget to leave your two hundred grand car around the corner.
Don’t shave and try to speak in a local accent. Maybe the waft of alcohol on your breath might help in fooling the Hill’s staff into thinking you’re just a drunk as well.
In short, look like a common stereotype gambler in the eyes of William Hill. Free Bets are available with William Hill and various other Bookmakers.