Olympic Games opening sparks betting flurry on filmmaker Boyle

Christmas in August

Danny Boyle, director of the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, speaks before the start of the ceremony at the Olympic StadiumLONDON (Reuters) – Bookmakers expect record gambling on the 2012 Olympics after the opening ceremony prompted a flood of bets on event mastermind Danny Boyle receiving a knighthood – and confusion over wagers laid on who would light the Olympic flame. Since London won the Olympics in 2005 gamblers have forked out on the closely guarded secret of who would light the flame, with British five-times gold medalist, rower Steve Redgrave, the clear favorite. …

Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC OnDeck