Scientists have also just announced readjusted figures to show the likelihood of the world being hit by an asteroid is now 250,000/1. Economic factors like chronic fiscal imbalances are the current favourites for the cause of world collapse, with environmental factors like rising greenhouse gas emissions following close behind. Betting on the end of the world increased in 2008, as the Large Hadron Collider was switched on for the first time. 12 people in the UK placed bets that the LHC would trigger the end of the world, with set price odds of 1,000,000/1 and bookmakers also unusually allowed wager makers to set their own odds.

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People looking to take a gamble on when and how the world will end are able to make a more informed wager than ever now too.

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Casinosenlignefrancaise.fr, a leading French online casino and online slots review site, reports that bookmakers are now taking bets from those willing to wager that the world will come to an end in December of this year, as the Mayan Calendar predicts, at odds of 1,000,000/1 . A spokesperson from Casino Enligne Francais explained:

2012 looks set to be a landmark year for online betting.

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With online gambling predicted to grow in coming years, fears over the end of the world arent the only factor set to boost the betting industry. Alongside the Mayan Calendar speculation, we have the US presidential election, London Olympics and Euro 2012 Championships all coming up this year, so people looking to have a flutter have plenty to look forward to.

Bet makers may well have the odds stacked against them, and more than a little trouble collecting their winnings, but these obstacles havent put off pessimistic punters in the past. The World Economic Forum has just published figures of surrounding the various economic, technological, geopolitical, societal and environmental risks posing a threat to the planet. These types of major events always give a boost to betting revenues, and were expecting to see a rise in the number of casual bets placed this year as a result. Log on to Casinosenlignefrancais.fr for the latest online casino news