Specials Betting By Joe Crilly

Britain’s Greatest Invention: Bookies Bet Mobile Phone Gets Best Reception

With BBC Two showcasing and voting for Britain’s greatest invention tonight, William Hill make the mobile phone the 2/1 favourite to come out on top. The television is 3/1 with the steam engine 4/1.


“It will be an interesting watch to see which invention comes out on top of a very strong field,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “It is incredibly close in the betting but the mobile phone just about sneaks favouritism from the television.”


Britain’s Greatest Invention winner: 2/1 mobile phone; 3/1 television; 4/1 steam engine; 5/1 antibiotics; 7/1 jet engine; 8/1 concrete; 10/1 fridge