You can place a bet on almost anything in the United Kingdom, but you can no longer bet on an Oasis reunion. Online gambling house Betway has suspended bookmaking on the prospect of a 2017 comeback after it identified suspicious betting activity, the Evening Standard reports.
“Our traders were put on red alert after a significant number of maximum stake bets at 5/4 for Oasis to reunite in 2017 were placed,” Betway rep Alan Alger said. “It’s a niche market to bet on, so it was immediately flagged up and the decision to suspend any further betting on the band getting back together was taken.”
Alger further speculated that the suspect bets could have come from people close to the band: “If the betting activity has come from sources ‘in the know,’ then it would seem we could well be on for an Oasis reunion next year,” he said.
At a screening of the new Oasis documentary Supersonic on Monday, Liam Gallagher told a crowd that his “bags were packed” for a reunion any time, but he also couldn’t resist taking a few swipes at his estranged brother Noel: “He won’t be here—he’s in one of his really, really, really, big houses, probably eating tofu, while having a fucking face peel, ain’t that right, man of the people?” Founding rhythm guitarist Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs was also recently quoted saying he’d be there “like a shot” if any reunion were to take place.
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