New Westminster’s Royal Columbian Hospital was home to the first babies of both 2019 and 2020, but will it make it a three-peat in 2021? B.C. bettors are heading to PlayNow.com to place their bets on which B.C. hospital welcomes the first baby born in the New Year.
Royal Columbian (5.00) has held the distinction for the last two years despite not being the betting favourite. This year, the odds-on favourites are B.C. Women’s Hospital (4.00) – which was home to the first B.C. baby born in 2017 – and Surrey Memorial Hospital (4.00), which welcomed the first B.C. baby of 2018, a mere nine seconds into the New Year.
Even though the Lower Mainland is home to the majority of betting favourites among B.C. hospitals, others in various parts of the province could pull off a surprise. Fort St. John Hospital (41.00), Penticton Regional Hospital (46.00) and Cowichan District Hospital (51.00) all have big payout potential.
Wagering for which hospital will welcome the first B.C. baby of 2021 will be available on PlayNow.com until 9 a.m. (PST) on December 30, 2020.
Through PlayNow.com, BCLC offers socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating income to benefit all British Columbians. Remember, play for fun, not to make money. For more information, visit GameSense.ca.
*Odds listed are correct at time of posting but are subject to change at any time.