The Ashes cricket series may attract 50 million pounds in bets

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As reported by Bloomberg, the five-match rubber between the sport\’s highest-ranked teams, England and Australia, has captivated an unprecedented interest from bettors.

England is seeking a first Ashes win over its oldest rival since 1987.

“There will be enormous gambling action right up to the final wicket of the final match,” said a spokesman for William Hill.

If the outcome of the series remains undecided until the final match, the bookmaker said it expects to take another 10 million pounds in bets.