We don’t know if a spoiler alert ought to apply right here, so if you’d like a pristine viewing journey by Game of Thrones’ eighth and last season — and also you’re the sort of one who locations loads of religion within the sixth sense of playing oddsmakers — then this text’s most likely one to keep away from.
Still with us (not like Ned Stark)? Good; let’s get to it: In a telling signal of simply how deeply invested persons are within the destiny of HBO’s surviving Westerosi, they’re placing their cash on the road to guess who’ll be sitting atop the Iron Throne when Season Eight of Game of Thrones has ended.
Game of Thrones has been inspiring high-stakes betting intrigue because it first debuted, in order that half’s not solely new. But with lower than a month to go earlier than the ultimate season begins, the stakes surrounding who’ll be carrying the crown on the finish of all of it are all of a sudden rising.
Oddsmaker BoyleSports, certainly one of Ireland’s hottest unbiased betting websites, has needed to dramatically reshuffle its GoT successful lineup this week to accommodate a brand new darkish horse, a personality whose betting line shot up in a “flurry of bets” in a single day, to cost into second place because the odds-on favourite to grab management of the Seven Kingdoms.
We don’t know if some super-secret, behind-the-scenes present information is making the rounds on the Emerald Isle or not — so don’t run out and stake your life’s financial savings on something that’s mentioned right here. But (drum roll, please) … none aside from Sansa Stark, Lady of Winterfell and widow to Joffrey, has all of a sudden eclipsed all contenders — even Jon Snow — to slip into second place in BoyleSports’ GoT betting line.
“Game of Thrones may see a girl on the throne after a flurry of bets got here in for the eldest daughter of the deceased Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell, Sansa Stark, and BoyleSports have been compelled to slash her odds from 12/1 into 7/2,” the outlet posted this week.
Without wading into the deep finish of the bookmakers’ lexicon, the breakdown for the brand new numbers is fairly easy: Sansa (Sophie Turner) previously had a 1-in-12 shot at operating issues from King’s Landing. But ever since some mysterious factor evidently caught the curiosity of a number of bettors, seemingly in a single day, Sansa now enjoys a 2-in-7 likelihood at strolling away with the complete sport, leaving the Lannisters, Baratheons, and even her personal siblings left to squabble over the desk scraps (which presumably, on this case, would come within the type of a seat on the small council … or else an excellent old style beheading).
Thanks to Fort Knox ranges of secrecy surrounding the story for Season 8, nobody really is aware of how the ultimate six episodes will play out. But with Jon, Bran, and Sansa all close to the highest of the betting line, followers can’t be faulted for considering a King (or Queen) within the North could be the one to take the Iron Throne when the snow lastly settles. Season Eight of Game of Thrones debuts on HBO beginning April 14. Long dwell House Stark!