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Obama win a surprise for bookmaker Ladbrokes

Obama's win certainly surprised Britain's Ladbrokes betting company. They had set the odds for the various Nobel candidates, and Obama was a long shot compared to favorites like Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, Colombian senator Piedad Cordoba and Chinese dissident Hu Jia. So what was the pay-out on Obama's Nobel win? We ask Robin Hutchinson, a spokesman for Ladbrokes.

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