By Jim Roope, CNN
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(CNN) – As the College of Cardinals decide when they’ll lock themselves away to begin the process of electing a new Pope, the odds makers are already at work.
Feilim MacAnIomaire with the online betting site PaddyPower, says betting on who the pope will be, from what country he will come, how long the conclave will last, how many ballots it will take, and what name the new pope will take is big business.
[:58] “We firmly believe that it’s going to be the biggest non-sporting event that we’ve ever had betting on.”
The last papal election of Benedict XVI took in over a million Euro in bets, and MacAnIomaire believes this papal election will exceed that.