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2) argue that a, if not the, key advantage provided by the exchanges is that "by allowing anyone with access to a betting exchange to offer or lay odds, it serves to reduce margins in the odds compared with the best odds on offer with traditional bookmakers.
If I were a betting man, I would lay odds that yoga is not about to disappear again for a long time to come.
I'll bet his book also refers to a golf club in Hoylake that somehow had the name of Liverpool attached to it, and I'll lay odds that a certain horse racing course in Sefton is also claimed as Liverpool's.
Computer furniture--a betting man probably would lay odds that this new segment will become one of the hottest areas of furniture manufacturing.
In the case of deposed Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, I am willing to lay odds that if things turn out badly for him, it will be in large part because of his highly publicized pretrial image massaging.
One could lay odds that Alito also fits the mold of Scalia and Thomas.
Those from neighboring archrival State of Oklahoma and other naysayers who think the parlay is too farfetched can lay odds of 20 to win one.
I'd lay odds that Charles will trip over or Camilla will faint mid-vow or Windsor will be flooded after a freak storm.
However, I'll lay odds at 10:1 that a bowbender with a stick will have double the fun at the game of roving.
I'll lay odds that life with Ms Wallace would scare the hell out of most red-blooded men.
Visitors to the site could make snide remarks about the dumbest dot-concepts, tell incredible stories about company waste, and lay odds on which dot-com would be the next to fail.
If he does you can lay odds on Hamilton marching into Europe, where his only experience as a player has been with Glenavon.