Meghan & Harry to generate record $8 million royal betting bonanza

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British royal fans will bet a record $8 million on Harry & Meghan’s first child – more than the amount generated by all three of William & Kate’s newborns.

Such is the popularity of the former Suits actress in the United Kingdom that fans speculating on the name, sex, arrival date and much more will generate handle massively eclipsing the $5 million registered on the entirety of the Cambridge family.

In the UK, a prop bet or ‘flutter’ on the Royal Family is a completely legal part of life and one of the unusual betting disciplines where the majority of participants are female, as women place around 70% of wagers on various outcomes relating to the baby. Should Harry & Meghan’s arrival generate $8 million in wagers, that will bring it close to the amount spent on some Premier League soccer matches at $10 million on sportsbooks like Fanduel Sportsbook.

The Markle Sparkle effect

In terms of names the early frontrunners are James  – slashed from to 16/1 from 33/1 – while Mary is proving the most popular pick for a girl, with odds falling from as high as 66/1 to 16/1, leaving bookies offering bonus codes, like the 888Sport bonus, fearing a the biggest royal name payout in history.

Meghan’s popularity is off the charts in the UK and her good news will send the public into a royal betting frenzy of epic proportions. Fans are so keen to speculate on every aspect of the baby and millions of dollars will be riding on the name, arrival date and sex among many other predictions.”

“Royal baby betting is such a tradition in the United Kingdom that almost as much will be bet on the child as their other national pastime, soccer. A few years ago this would have been unheard of, but that’s how strong the Markle sparkle is these days”.

Latest odds:


  • Boy evens
  • Girl evens


  • Victoria 8/1
  • Albert 10/1
  • Arthur 10/1
  • Phillip 10/1
  • Alice 12/1
  • Alfred 16/1
  • Charles 16/1
  • Diana 16/1
  • Elizabeth 16/1
  • James 16/1
  • Mary 16/1
  • Alexander 20/1
  • Alexandria 20/1
  • Edward 20/1
  • William 20/1
  • Andrew 25/1
  • Frederick 25/1
  • Henry 25/1

*Featured image: By Mark Jones [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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