BoyleSports Hit By Game Of Thrones Payouts
Game Of Thrones viewers may be distraught at the prospect of no more new episodes after the highly-anticipated finale hit our screens, but some punters are celebrating after their flutters on who will rule Westeros landed when the credits rolled on the hit show for the final time.
The final instalment provided a twist for viewers when Sansa reclaimed independence for the North and Bran Stark was crowned ruler of the remaining six kingdoms of Westeros.
Bran, played by Isaac Hempstead Wright, was the character the bookmakers were fearing most as he was a hot 1/4 odds-on favourite when betting was suspended a week before the final episode went to air.
Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen were joint 2/1 favourites after the conclusion to the penultimate season when Jon was revealed as the rightful heir to the Iron Throne, but the support dried up as canny punters turned their attention to Bran Stark.
He had been backed at odds of 100/1 going back to 2017, before being heavily backed into favourite before season 8 got underway.
We must offer huge congratulations to all those who predicted it would play out that way, especially those who snapped up the odds of 100/1 available back in 2017 when Bran was a rank outsider.