Friday, March 01, 2013

2013 Papal Odds. Dis gon b gud.

As Cardinals gather at the Vatican to elect the next pope, British bookmaker William Hill has posted odds on whom the successor to Benedict XVI will be.
William Hill has a major presence in Nevada, but papal odds are not offered in the state.
Ghanaian cardinal Peter Turkson is listed as the 11-to-4 favorite to replace Benedict, and the next pope being from an African country is offered at 13-to-8, the second choice in that betting pool behind odds-on favorite Italy at 4-to-5. The U.S. is 25-to-1.
“The jostling will now start in earnest and with so many Italian Cardinals you have to think there is a great chance that we will see an Italian Pope later this month,” William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said in a statement.
Here’s a list of William Hill’s odds on who’ll become the 266th pope of the Catholic Church.
Nationality of next pope:
Italy 4/5
Any African Country 13/8
Central or South America 7/2
Canada 8/1
Spain 25/1
USA 25/1
France 33/1
Who will replace Pope Benedict XVI
Peter Turkson 5/2
Angelo Scola 11/4
Tarciso Bertone 4/1
Angelo Bagnasco 5/1
Marc Ouellet 6/1
Peter Erdo 9/1
Christoph Schonborn 14/1
Gianfranco Ravas 14/1
Leanardo Sandri 14/1
Bar (the likely lowest odds of unmentioned candidates) 20/1
Total ballots
One 16/1
Two 8/1
Three 5/1
Four 5/2
Five 7/2
Six 11/2
Seven 13/2
Eight or more 5/2
Papal futures
Female Pope to be elected by 2100 500/1
British Pope to be elected by 2100 500/1
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