Bookies Hammered by stadium victory for West Ham

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WEST HAM are odds-on to play their first season in Stratford as a Premier League side, according to Ladbrokes.

The bookies make the Hammers 2/5 shots to be a Premier League side when they start using the ground, and it’s 13/8 they are plying their trade in the Championship.

The firm are yet to pay out punters who successfully backed a West Ham bid until the final approval but believe it’s a case of when and not if. At the last show West Ham were the odds-on (4/5) favourites leaving the bookies with a sizable five-figure liability.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “The interest in this market has been huge and sadly for us the majority of bets were for West Ham. It looks like we’ll be paying out next week baring any mishaps and if punters fancy re-investing their winnings then West Ham to play their inaugural Stratford season as a Premier League club appears the obvious pick.”

Ladbrokes latest betting
Premier League – 2/5
Championship – 13/8
League 1 – 50/1
League 2 – 250/1

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.