British Open Odds 2012: Ranking Top 10 Favorites at Royal Lytham

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British Open Odds 2012: Ranking Top 10 Favorites at Royal Lytham
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One of the cooler aspects of sports overseas is the fact that gambling is considered an acceptable thing to do and is legal.

Betting houses are active sponsors of top flight soccer teams in England—Aston Villa for example—and even display current odds of the game in progress during the game itself on the advertising boards around the sideline.

It should not come as a surprise then that the 141st Open Championship this weekend is a big betting deal across the United Kingdom then. A few pounds on your favorite golfer could net you quite a bit in return.

Remember though, these sports books are in the business to make money. They want you to take the chance in making a bet that they will never have to pay off in the hopes that the 1000-1 long-shot never wins.

Golf is a notoriously difficult sport to handicap. While there are clear favorites on any given week, one just never knows what will happen on any given week.

We look at the top-10 favorites according to Ladbrooke’s as of Monday night and rank them accordingly.

All prices, of course, are in pounds.

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