Jalandhar: After Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan tweeted his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai’s pregnancy, the entire nation started guessing whether the delivery will be normal or cesarean.

Such is the craze that the guessing game has found a place in the betting world in Jalandhar.

Bookies are desperately waiting for Ash’s delivery and crores of rupees are at stake, whether the delivery will be a normal or cesarean.

A betting company, Black Diamond, famous for placing bets in cricket matches has shifted its focus on former Miss World’s delivery.

The betting company is informing people about different rates related to the actress’s pregnancy through SMS.

It is learnt that around Rs 2 crore stakes have already been registered with the Black Diamond that too without commission.

Usually, people get 2-4 percent commission for betting in cricket.

According to sources, bookmakers will get 1.10 paisa with Re 1 if the delivery is normal. For instance, if someone puts a bet of Rs 10, 000, the person gets Rs 11, 000 without paying a penny.

If the delivery is through surgery, the bookbinder will get Rs 4600 on Rs 10, 000 betting.

According to Police Commissioner Gaurav Yadav, there is no such information with the police. “We have taken strict action against betting business and we will continue to do so,” he said.


JPN/Bureau