|William Hill Offering Odds on LOCOG to Fix Empty Seats Problem|
William Hill has opened a market so punters can place bets on whether they think the London 2012 Olympics Organising Committee can address the empty seats problem.
This market comes after Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt stated that there should be a 30 minute re-allocation period for tickets not being used at the London 2012 Olympic Games after controversy reared its ugly head as hundreds of seats remained empty at key Olympic events whilst thousands of members of the public were left wanting tickets for those very events.
It is believed that the tickets belong to corporate, sponsors and members of the Olympic family who have just failed to take up the opportunity to appear at the event yet have not returned the tickets to the organisers of the games.
William Hill is offering 5/2 on there to be a ticket re-allocation process in place by the time the first track and field events begin this coming Friday. The bookmaker is also offering odds of 5/1 that this re-allocation process is only 1 hour long and in place in time for the start of the track and field events.
The bookmaker is also listing the re-allocation process being 1-2 hours long come the start of the track and field events at 10/1 and the re-allocation process being 2-3 hours long come the start of the track and field events at 20/1.
William Hill spokesperson Mark Young said “A system will have to be in place pretty soon as empty seats in the Olympic Stadium will look terrible on LOCOG although a reallocation system still seems unlikely by the time of the first athletics session.”
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