Gambling is no longer reserved for slots, tables and sports. It seems you can bet on just about anything these days.
There are places where you can lay down some cash on which sponsor will be next to drop Tiger Woods. And with that comes the bookies who are creating the spreads. Take Paddy Power, the Irish bookmaker – they don’t call it the “luck of the Irish” for nothin’, it seems – which is giving you 7-4 odds that AT&T will be next to let go of the Tiger tail.
If you like a long shot, there’s Nike. Owner Phil Knight has already said his company is standing behind their biggest spokesman. Odds on Nike pulling out are 33 to 1. The site is even more bullish on Woods’ connection with golf ball-maker Titleist, which is listed at 40 to 1.
Looking for a decent payoff, but not quite that much of a gamble? General Mills is listed at 9-4, Gillette at 3-1 and American Express comes in at 6-1.
Sunday, consulting firm Accenture was the first to drop Woods for his infidelities. The payout comes as soon as the next company makes its announcement.