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EYEING THE ODDS
Determined to see a British sports book, I discovered William Hill in Euston. It's nothing like Las Vegas.
Think more like an empty OTB. One television showed the Olympics. The rest were airing dog racing.
But the variety was interesting. They've got bundled bets such as Usain Bolt winning the 100 and 200 meters and the U.S.A men and women's basketball teams both winning gold at 9-to-4. A soccer bet at 8-to-1 bundles the Brazilian men and the American women to win the gold.
The overwhelming favorite is David Rudisha of Kenya in the 800 meters at 1-to-12. The next closest is the American women's basketball team at 1-to-10.
For a big payoff, go for the "Olympic Football Yes/No." Pick all six correctly, including if all six substitutes will be used in the Britain vs. Cameroon women's soccer match, and it pays 33-to-1.
¯¯¯ Jenna Fryer ¯¯¯ Twitter http://twitter.com/jennafryer
EDITOR'S NOTE ¯¯¯ "Eyes on London" shows you the Olympics through the eyes of Associated Press journalists across the 2012 Olympic city and around the world. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item, and get even more AP updates from the Games here: http://twitter.com/AP_Sports