Are Men luckier than Women? New data says yes

Does Lady Luck really favour the males?

Men are luckier than women both in games of chance, and in everyday events such as finding lost items, according to new data.

According to Winner.com, men are more likely to lay winning bets while gambling, and will walk away from a casino or race course having won more times that their female contemporaries.

Gents are also more likely to find lost items around the house, such as mislaid keys or jewellery, the website said, but will fail horribly in feats of memory.

“Men and women have their own particular skills,” said Yoni Sidi Head of Data at Winner.com, “Where it’s nature or nurture, each gender tends to be better at some things than the other.

“And we think that men are better at making their own luck, and come out on top in things that involve chance. The male memory, though, is like a Swiss cheese.”

When it comes to betting, Winner.com found that men are likely to win 45% of the time, while women only win 39% of bets.

Women are more likely to bet on impulse, while men habitually take their time to study odds, form and other factors, Winner said, citing its own studies that involved talking to and observing gamblers.

“Men like to think of themselves as experts on sports betting and are more likely to make what they think as informed wagers which might – on average – do slightly better,” said Yoni, “but experience shows again and again that luck always has a role to play in gambling.

“But being great at betting doesn’t cut much ice when you forget your wedding anniversary, and that’s where men fall down.”

Some psychologists think men’s brains are better wired to find things. One Dutch study found that men are better than women at finding their car in a crowded car park.

“This probably goes back tens of thousands of years,” said Yoni, “When men were hunters and gatherers, they needed these unconscious skills.

“Translated to the modern world, the location of an animal den becomes a set of keys for this year’s Toyota Prius. Not much of a difference really, but it shows that ‘luck’ may be wired into your brain without you knowing it.”

“It’s swings and roundabouts,” said Yoni, “While men are great at finding lost items, a collective male memory loss means that they’re more likely to be the one that lost them in the first place.

“You can be the greatest and luckiest gambler in the world, but if you can’t even remember where you left your wallet, you’re in trouble.”

Bellamy 5/2 To Celebrate With The ‘mobot’

Of all the things that Craig Bellamy may be remembered for in his career, William Hill will always remember him for the night he celebrated a goal against Barcelona by swinging an imaginary golf club. William Hill had been offering 100/1 and ended up paying out upwards of £50,000 on the day. Hills have decided that they will once again take on the Wales wizard offering 5/2 that Bellamy celebrates scoring for Wales on Wednesday night by doing the ‘Mobot’ or the ‘Lightning Bolt’.

“We offered 100/1 that he would do the golf swing celebration back in 2007 and we are now ready to take him on again albeit at a slightly more reserved price of 5/2,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “Bellamy has just been at the Olympics and he may have picked up a few celebration tips from his fellow athletes.”

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Mystery Punter Leaves £31k Unclaimed

A mystery William Hill customer has so far left a whopping jackpot win of over £31,000 unclaimed. The spectacular win is the result of a 50 pence stake on a football bet that consisted of nine selections resulting in a draw.

The bet was placed in Arbroath on Friday 10th August on the next day’s matches. The punter backed an array of draws including the Hull v Rotherham clash in the Capital One Cup which went to extra time and other games with teams leagues apart. Aldershot helped bump his winnings up by gaining an unlikely draw at Molineux against Wolves at odds of 3/1.

“The close to 64,000/1 shot is a fantastic win and an amazing start to the season for someone but to leave it unclaimed since Saturday is rather unusual. We are not sure if this customer has gone on holiday or if he just doesn’t realise how lucky he has been but we will be more than happy to pay out when the penny drops,” said William Hill spokesman Mark Young.

Selection Match Price Result
Draw Hull Vs Rotherham 5/2 1-1
Draw Rochdale Vs Barnsley 11/5 2-2
Draw Wolves Vs Aldershot 3/1 1-1
Draw Cheltenham Vs Mk Dons 11/5 1-1
Draw Forest Green Vs Cambridge 11/5 1-1
Draw Berwick Vs Elgin 11/4 0-0
Draw Southport Vs Grimsby 11/5 1-1
Draw Motherwell Vs St Johnstone 11/5 1-1
Draw Alloa Vs East Fife 13/5 1-1
Stake: 50p
Returns: £31,708.94

Further Information
Mark Young
PR Assistant, William Hill
Email: myoung@williamhill.co.uk
Phone: 02089183981

Future Bright For Hodgson And When Will He Lose?

England defeated Italy although neither side were at their strongest a fact highlighted by the 11/8 offered by William Hill that only four or five of Wednesday’s starting XI line up for England’s first WC qualifying game. Roy Hodgson’s unbeaten record remains intact and William Hill offer 5/4 that he does not taste defeat until after 2012 has finished.

“The match against Italy showed us that the future is bright for England but the odds would suggest a return to a more traditional starting XI once qualifiers start,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Jack Butland became England’s youngest ever goalkeeper and he is 2/1 to play Premier League football this season for any side (4/11 he does not).

Jack Butland to play in a Premier League match this season: 4/11 no; 2/1 yes

How many of tonight’s starting XI will start England’s first qualifier: 8/1 0-3; 11/8 4-5; 13/8 6-7; 7/2 8-9; 14/1 10-11

England next defeat: 9/1 Moldova (a); 9/2 Ukraine (h); 150/1 San Marino (h); 5/2 Poland (a); 11/4 Sweden (a); 5/4 unbeaten at the end of 2012

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Arsenal Will Gir-roud The Day They Sold Rvp

Robin van Persie looks set to sign for Manchester United and William Hill make him 8/11 to score more Premier League goals than Wayne Rooney and he is 5/6 to score 22 or more goals. Van Persie won last season’s PFA player of the year award and he is 7/2 to pick up the award again this season. The loss of van Persie could have an adverse effect on Arsenal and they are odds on, at 8/15 to finish lower than the third place they finished last season while Manchester United are 5/6 to score more than the 89 goals that they scored last term.

Van Persie is 8/1 to score four or more Premier League goals against his former club this season while he is 11/10 to outscore both Giroud and Podolski put together.

“It looks as though van Persie will hit the ground running for Manchester United and he could possibly reach a similar goals tally to what he approached last season while at the other end of the spectrum, without his goals, Arsenal’s grip on third spot may slip,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

There are a couple of names who could be elbowed out of Old Trafford following RVP’s arrival and Javier Hernandez is 7/2 to move to Arsenal from Manchester United and 9/2 to move to Spurs. Real Madrid have often been linked with the striker and he is 10/1 to move to the Bernabeu from Old Trafford. Dimitar Berbatov could also be on his way and Hills make QPR the 4/1 favourites to secure his signature upon him leaving Old Trafford.

Robin van Persie vs Rooney goals match bet: 8/11 van Persie; 1/1 Rooney

Total goals scored by van Persie in Premier League: 5/6 22 or more; 5/6 21 or fewer

7/2 Robin van Persie to win PFA player of the year 2012/13

Robin van Persie prem goals vs Arsenal: 13/8 none; 2/1 one 9/2 two; 11/2 three; 8/1 four or more

Javier Hernandez next club: 7/2 Arsenal; 9/2 Tottenham; 8/1 Liverpool; 10/1 Inter Milan; 10/1 AC Milan; 10/1 Barcelona; 10/1 Real Madrid; 10/1 Juventus; 20/1 Manchester City…others on request

Berbatov next club: 4/1 QPR; 9/2 West Ham; 11/2 Galatasaray; 11/2 Zenit St Petersburg; 7/1 AC Milan; 8/1 Sunderland…others on request

Arsenal finishing position: 9/2 higher than third; 5/2 third; 8/15 lower than third

Manchester United 2012/13 Premier League goals: 5/6 more than 89; 5/6 less than 90

Premier League winner: 5/4 Manchester City; 9/4 Manchester United; 5/1 Chelsea; 12/1 Arsenal; 16/1 Liverpool; 25/1 Tottenham; 150/1 BAR

Premier League top goalscorer: 7/1 Robin van Persie; 7/1 Sergio Aguero; 8/1 Fernando Torres; 8/1 Wayne Rooney; 16/1 Carlos Tevez; 16/1 Luis Suarez; 20/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
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Rangers 7/2 To Be Perfect At Home

This weekend Rangers play their first home game in the fourth tier and William Hill go 7/2 that they win every home game this term and 6/4 that they stay unbeaten home and away in the league. Rangers are 15/8 to win against East Stirling with a -3 handicap.

“Rangers will want to put on a good show after a sorry summer for the club. They should take confidence from last weekend’s late equaliser to really show the fans they are up for this fight,” said William Hill spokesman Mark Young

Celtic travel to Ross County this weekend and are 4/9 for the victory. The last three games between the two clubs have produced 2-0 score lines on every occasion, one for Celtic and one for County. For either team to win 2-0 is 9/2. With both teams scoring in six of their last seven meetings, Hearts and Inverness are Even money to both score on Saturday.

Kilmarnock and Motherwell is not a fixture that produces many goals as only three of the last eight meetings have produced more than one goal. It is 21/10 that there is one or less goals this weekend. Aberdeen always seem to do well against St Johnstone, where they are travelling on Saturday, unbeaten in their last four visits. Aberdeen are 6/4 draw no bet.

The Dundee derby should produce some fireworks but Dundee are yet to score in the SPL this term. Dundee United are 13/10 to win to nil. Kenny McLean is on fire for St Mirren and for him to score anytime and the Saints to win is 17/2.

Scottish Football Specials

7/2 Rangers to win all home league matches 2012/13

6/4 Rangers to remain undefeated in the league in 2012/13

Match Specials
7/1 Ross County, 16/5 Draw, 4/9 Celtic
9/2 Match Result to be 2-0
10/11 Hearts, 12/5 Draw, 3/1 Inverness
1/1 Both teams to score
13/8 Kilmarnock, 9/4 Draw, 17/10 Motherwell
21/10 Match to have under 1.5 goals
6/5 St Johnstone, 21/10 Draw, 5/2 Aberdeen
6/4 Aberdeen Draw No Bet
13/10 St Mirren, 11/5 Draw, 11/5 Hibernian
17/2 McLean to score anytime and St Mirren to win
1/2 Dundee Utd, 3/1 Draw, 6/1Dundee
13/10 Dundee Utd to win to nil
1/20 Rangers, 8/1 Draw, 16/1 East Stirling
15/8 Rangers -3 goals

Further Information
Mark Young
PR Assistant, William Hill
Email: myoung@williamhill.co.uk
Phone: 02089183981

Premier League Is Back And Punters Cannot Wait!!!!!

Manchester City are the best backed side to win the Premier League with William Hill and the current Champions are 6/5 with Manchester United attracting only slight interest despite their large investment over the summer. The biggest bet that Hills have taken on the Premier League is for Liverpool, where a shop punter placed £22,000 e/w on the Reds lifting the trophy at 25/1.

“Despite the fact that we’ve had a busy sporting summer, turnover on our antepost football markets has increased quite markedly,” said Hill’ spokesman Joe Crilly. “We were offering top price on every single side to win the Premier League which proved incredibly popular and also shows that despite the glitz and glamour of the Euros and the Olympics, the Premier League remains the number one sporting event in the UK.”

After last season’s nail biting finale to the season, William Hill are offering 100/1 that the destination of the Premier League trophy is decided in added time of the final match of the season. Hills also have a number of other specials including 16/1 for any goalkeeper to score a goal this season, while 3/1 is available for all three promoted sides to stay up.

Nigel Adkins is the 7/2 favourite to lose the managerial sack race at 7/2, backed in pre-season from 20/1.

Premier League outright: 5/4 Manchester City; 9/4 Manchester United; 5/1 Chelsea; 12/1 Arsenal; 16/1 Liverpool; 25/1 Tottenham; 150/1BAR

Top promoted club: 11/8 Saints; 6/4 West Ham; 9/4 Reading

Relegation: 1/1 Reading; 5/4 Norwich; 11/8 Southampton; 13/8 Wigan; 15/8 Swansea; 9/4 West Ham; 7/2 QPR; 7/2 West Brom; 6/1 BAR

Top four finish: 1/66 Manchester City; 1/33 Manchester United; 3/10 Chelsea; 8/15 Arsenal; 7/4 Spurs; 15/8 Liverpool; 14/1 Newcastle; 20/1 Everton; 50/1 BAR

Top scorer: 7/1 Robin van Persie; 7/1 Sergio Aguero; 8/1 Fernando Torres; 8/1 Wayne Rooney; 16/1 Carlos Tevez; 16/1 Luis Suarez; 20/1 Danny Welbeck; 20/1 Darren Bent; 20/1 Javier Hernandez; 20/1 Lukas Podolski; 20/1 Mario Balotelli; 20/1 Nikica Jelavic; 20/1 Papiss Cisse; 25/1 Andy Carroll; 25/1 Emmanuel Adebayor; 25/1 Olivier Giroud; 33/1 BAR

Manager sack race: 7/2 Nigel Adkins; 6/1 Michael Laudrup; 7/1 Sam Allardyce; 8/1 Steve Clarke; 10/1 Brendan Rodgers; 10/1 Chris Hughton; 10/1 Tony Pulis; 12/1 Mark Hughes; 12/1 Roberto Di Matteo; 12/1 Roberto Martinez; 14/1 Martin Jol; 16/1 Brian McDermott; 16/1 Paul Lambert; 16/1 Roberto Mancini; 20/1 Andre Villas-Boas; 25/1 Alan Pardew; 25/1 Arsene Wenger; 25/1 Martin O’Neill; 33/1 David Moyes; 100/1 no manager to leave; 100/1 Sir Alex Ferguson

Premier League season specials:
1/4 Any opposition side to win a penalty at Old Trafford
2/1 An Englishman to be top EPL goalscorer
3/1 Three promoted teams to stay up
10/3 Any player to score 30 or more Premier League goals in the 2012/13 season
16/1 Any goalkeeper to score during the season
20/1 Any player to score 6 or more goals in a single EPL match
20/1 Any team to score 10 or more goals in a single EPL match

Premier League Match Odds:
18 Aug 4/9 Arsenal; 7/1 Sunderland; 3/1 Draw
18 Aug 17/20 Fulham; 7/2 Norwich; 23/10 Draw
18 Aug 1/1 QPR; 14/5 Swansea; 23/10 Draw
18 Aug 7/5 Reading; 19/10 Stoke; 23/10 Draw,
18 Aug 14/5 West Brom; 1/1 Liverpool; 23/10 Draw
18 Aug 13/10 West Ham; 11/5 Aston Villa; 11/5 Draw
18 Aug 17/10 Newcastle; 9/5 Tottenham; 2/1 Draw
19 Aug 9/2 Wigan; 4/6 Chelsea; 13/5 Draw
19 Aug 1/5 Manchester City; 14/1 Southampton; 5/1 Draw
20 Aug 10/3 Everton; 10/11 Manchester United; 23/10 Draw

Premier League weekend specials:

Highest scoring match:
11/4 Man City vs Southampton
5/1 Arsenal vs Sunderland
7/1 Newcastle vs Tottenham
7/1 Wigan vs Chelsea
15/2 Fulham vs Norwich
8/1 Everton vs Manchester United
9/1 West Brom vs Liverpool
9/1 West Ham vs Aston Villa
10/1 QPR vs Swansea
12/1 Reading vs Stoke

Highest scoring team: 2/1 Manchester City; 9/2 Arsenal; 5/1 Chelsea; 8/1 Fulham; 10/1 Manchester United; 12/1 Liverpool; 14/1 QPR; 16/1 Tottenham; 20/1 Newcastle; 20/1 Reading; 20/1 West Ham; 33/1 Aston Villa; 33/1 Everton; 33/1 Stoke; 50/1 West Brom; 66/1 Norwich; 66/1 Sunderland; 66/1 Swansea; 66/1 Wigan; 100/1 Southampton

Fastest scoring team: 8/1 Manchester City; 10/1 Arsenal; 10/1 Chelsea; 11/1 Fulham; 11/1 Manchester United; 12/1 Liverpool; 12/1 QPR; 12/1 Tottenham; 14/1 Aston Villa; 14/1 Newcastle; 14/1 Reading; 14/1 Stoke; 14/1 West Ham; 16/1 Everton; 16/1 Norwich; 16/1 Swansea; 20/1 Sunderland; 20/1 West Brom; 25/1 Wigan; 33/1 Southampton

Total Red Cards: 2/1 one; 2/1 two; 7/2 none; 4/1 three; 5/1 four or more

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
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William Hill Offer Season Long Betting For Fans Of Every Team

While most fans of Premier League teams may not realistically be able to back their side to win the league or even avoid relegation, William Hill are ensuring that they will have the option to back their side to improve upon last season’s performances. Not only can they back their side to finish higher than last season, they can also back the side to finish lower, or in the same position.

“As a fan of Fulham for example, you are not realistically going to be able to back your side to win the league while at the same time the price that you will get for your side to stay up is incredibly short,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “We are enabling every fan to have a positive (as well as a negative and a neutral) bet on their side depending on how they think the season will pan out.”

How will your side fare in 2012/13?

11/12 Position Team Higher Same Lower
1 Man City N/A 13/10 4/7
2 Man Utd 11/5 13/8 11/8
3 Arsenal 9/2 5/2 8/15
4 Tottenham 10/3 4/1 4/9
5 Newcastle 7/1 5/1 1/5
6 Chelsea 1/10 8/1 8/1
7 Everton 12/5 7/5 7/5
8 Liverpool 2/9 7/2 10/1
9 Fulham 16/5 4/1 4/9
10 West Brom 5/1 11/2 1/4
11 Swansea 4/1 7/2 2/5
12 Norwich 6/1 5/2 4/9
13 Sunderland 4/9 10/3 4/1
14 Stoke 8/11 3/1 9/4
15 Wigan 11/5 16/5 8/11
16 Aston Villa 8/15 16/5 16/5
17 QPR 1/4 9/2 6/1

Joe Crilly
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Sunday Stroll For Chelsea And City

The European champions and Premier League champions kick off their Premier League campaign on Sunday. Both are odds on favourites to win with Chelsea 4/6 and Manchester City 1/5 and both are expected to cruise to victory with William Hill offering 13/1 that Chelsea and Manchester City win by 3 or more goals. The City game against Southampton is 4/6 to produce the most goals on Super Sunday, with Wigan vs Chelsea 9/4.

Victor Moses has been linked with a move to Chelsea this summer and will be 11/1 to score first against his potential suitors. Franco Di Santo is an ex Chelsea striker, it is 12/1 that he scores first for Wigan and Wigan win. The champions look certain to steam roll new boys Southampton but they have a goal machine in Rickie Lambert. It is 25/1 that he scores at anytime and the Saints score an unlikely victory.

“Both Chelsea and City will want to send out a message to their rivals with big victories and the odds suggest that they will do so with relative ease,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

9/2 Wigan, 13/5 Draw, 4/6 Chelsea

First Goal Scorer: 7/2 F Torres, 5/1 D Sturridge, 6/1 J Mata, 6/1 E Hazard, 7/1 Oscar, 7/1 L Piazon, 8/1 F Lampard, 8/1 Y Benayoun, 9/1 F Malouda, 10/1 F Di Santo, 11/1 V Moses, 11/1 M Boselli

6/4 Torres to score any time and Chelsea to win

12/1 Di Santo to score any time and Wigan to win

1/5 Man City, 5/1 Draw, 14/1 Southampton

First Goal Scorer: 11/4 C Tevez, 11/4 S Aguero, 4/1 M Balotelli, 9/2 E Dzeko, 11/2 D Silva, 7/1 Y Toure, 7/1 S Nasri, 8/1 A Johnson, 12/1 R Lambert, 14/1 J Rodriguez, 14/1 B Sharp, 20/1 A Llalana, 20/1 J Puncheon

1/1 Aguero to score anytime and Man City to win

25/1 Lambert to score anytime and Southampton to win

Which match will produce the most goals on Sunday: 4/6 Manchester City vs Southampton; 9/4 Wigan vs Chelsea; 3/1 Tie

13/1 Both City and Chelsea to win by three or more

For more football odds, please follow this link: http://sports.williamhill.com/bet/en-gb/betting/y/5/Football.html

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Opening Day Thumpings Could See Early Managerial Changes

Mark Hughes, Chris Hughton and Brendan Rodgers all suffered heavy opening day defeats and William Hill offer 9/1 that two or three of them have gone before Christmas, 7/4 one of them has and 8/15 that none of them have . Another side struggling to adjust to the new season was Arsenal as they started life without Robin van Persie and William Hill make the Gunners 8/11 to score before their former striker does (Evens they do not).

“There were certainly a few sides who looked as though they were still on their holidays and their managers will have to turn things around quickly otherwise they could find themselves out of a job before the year is out,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

How many of Hughes, Hughton and Rodgers gone by Christmas: 8/15 none; 7/4 one; 9/1 two or three

Who will score first: 8/11 Arsenal; Evens Robin van Persie

Joe Crilly
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