by Renee Israel
As far as we know, Priscilla Chan, the new bride of Facebook founder Mark
Zuckerberg isn't yet pregnant, but that hasn't stopped bookmakers from opening
betting markets on the name of the couple's first baby.
Whenever bookmakers get first wind of a celebrity wedding on the horizon,
they are quick to open betting markets on everything relating to the nuptials -
from the designer of the bride's dress to the couple's honeymoon destination.
UK Betting Fans Missed out on Zuckerberg Wedding
However, UK bookmakers and thus UK betting fans unfortunately missed out on
the wedding of Zuckerberg and his newly qualified doctor wife, since the
marriage came as a surprise to everyone, including the guests.
The 100 or so friends and families who converged on the Zuckerberg/Chan home
in California last weekend thought that they were coming to celebrate
Priscilla's new status as paediatrician, and were surprised instead with a
low-key wedding ceremony in the couple's backyard.
But bookies immediately jumped at the opportunity to open a brand new betting
market on Zuckerberg and Chan's first born baby.
Betting markets on the Facebook baby saw Irish bookmaker and online
sports betting giant, Paddy Power, post 9/2 odds on the name Elliot, which is
Zuckerberg's second name. Meanwhile, the favourite name for a girl is Karen at
Zuckerberg Baby Name Odds at Paddy Power
Elliot - 9/2
Edward, Karen - 8/1
Mark - 17/2
Priscilla - 9/1
Noah - 18/1
Arielle, Randi, Donna, Ethan, Emma, Ava - 20/1
Paul, Dustin - 22/1
Chang, An - 25/1
Michael - 30/1
Olivia - 33/1
Mia, Jacob, Isabella - 40/1
Tyler, Cameron - 66/1
Divya, Eduardo - 100/1
Betting Markets for Celebrity Weddings
In the meantime, punters who want to bet on celebrity weddings can find a
number of markets at Paddy Power, unrelated to the Zuckerbergs.
For example, Katie Price's wedding to Leandro Penna is on the books at Paddy
Power for a number of markets. These include how long the marriage will last for
the twice married mother of 3, the colour of the bride's wedding dress and the
Odds on how long the marriage will last:
Less than 1 year - 7/2
1 - 2 years - 7/4
2 - 3 years - 2/1
3 - 4 years - 9/2
more than 4 years - 7/2
Another celebrity wedding is naturally the one between Angelina Jolie and
Brad Pitt, with multiple markets, including the wedding dress designer, the
bride's hair, the colour of Brad's tie, the honeymoon destination, where the
wedding will take place and even whether Brad's ex, Jennifer Aniston will attend
(1/10 - no, 5/1 - yes).
Versace is the favourite to design Angelina's dress (evens), followed by Max
Azria (11/2) and Elie Saab and Armani (sharing odds of 9/1).