Thursday, August 09, 2007

Harry Potter and the London Bookies

Mediabistro reports that 62,000 pounds has been returned to those who bet on the ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I won't say more, but if you're curious and don't mind an ambiguous sort of spoiler, check out the story at either the Mediabistro link above, or this link to The Guardian. One bookie is featured, who took over 4000 bets on the book's ending.

(This cover is from the British edition--very different than the USA version of the book.)

The bookie must be a glutton for punishment though--he's already taken in another 12,000 pounds in bets that J. K. Rowling will/will not publish another Harry Potter book.

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