Essex: The luckiest place to put on soccer bets

ballPeople are flocking to a town in south east England after it was revealed to be the luckiest place to put on soccer bets.


According to research, Chingford in Essex is the place to be for those keen to try their luck at beating the bookmakers after it was discovered more winning accumulators were placed in the town than anywhere else in Britain last season.


Lucky punters picked up more than £500,000 in winnings from bookmakers in Chingford, which has been nicknamed “Ker-Chingford”, during the 2012/13 soccer season, while Glasgow was runner-up on the list with £300,000.


Incredibly, the small Welsh mining village of Tylorstown – which has a population of just over 4,000 – was sixth on the list.


Alex Donohue of bookmakers Ladbrokes said: “There must be something in the water in Chingford.


“Football fans there clearly have the magic touch when it comes to landing huge wins.


“Punters in Tylorstown have also been studying the form. We’ve never known one village land so much cash on footy bets.”

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