Thursday, August 1, 2013

Accumulator Bet Deja Vu on Coronation Street

please note this post makes reference to the July 31 episode on CBC

So Rob looks like he's on the cusp on prosperity - if he wins the accumulator bet (and puts Peter Barlow out of business). Hmmm, seems to me this is not the first time we've seen an accumulator bet in a Corrie episode. Just two years ago, the amorous con man, Lewis Archer, pulled the same stunt at the same bookies (and gave Deirdre Barlow a lesson in lip aerobics at the same time) forcing Peter's wife du jour (Leanne) to cough up £4,000..

At that time, Blanche's Polish Hip prevailed upon the lovely Rosie Webster to explain an accumulator bet (via a fake interview). As a public service, we provide an encore presentation (you mean rerun - ed) of that post.
What exactly is an accumulator bet? Here to help us with her third in a series of edukational articles is Rosie Webster. As you may recall, Rosie has already imparted her unique wisdom on topics ranging from how to wash a car to classical music. She's kindly taken time off from her grueling schedule of vodka shots and thong shopping to share her expertise with us:

What's an accumulator bet?
Duh! An accumulator or parlay bet is a single bet which is linked on a number of other wagers, and the outcome is dependent on all the wagers winning. I don't know what all those boring words mean but Sophie and Sian found it on the Internet (what is it with those two anyway?)..

What's the big attraction?
Duh, again! Obviously, losers (with a capital 'L') can go to that grotty bookie shop and bet like a quid or something with the hopes of striking it rich (like I did when that perv Stape gave me all that money for being kidnapped). However like it's really, really hard to win. The chances of winning are about as good as me wearing a pantsuit. Boring!

How does it work?
Look, I can't stop here all day answering questions. I have to get dressed (well, undressed really) for work. But it's like a series of really, really unlikely events happening. Like, say for example, that you bet on me going out with that lowlife Graeme Proctor. That's really unlikely right? Well, now multiply something like that by five times, and if by some freaky chance you're right, you'd like win a million pounds or something.

Any last words?
Whatever! I am so out of here.

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