Place Your Bets: Bookies Pick the Four Seasons as Next Bedbug Strike

Now that we've basically resigned ourselves to the fact the bedbugs are New York City's most terrifying (terrorist?) threat  it only makes sense that oddsmakers are handicapping where the next major NYC bedbug strike will go down. And where are they saying it's going to happen? The Four Seasons. Naturally.

From the masterful press release masters at Bookmaker.com -- who seem to have this thing locked down -- a sportsbook has, yes, now released odds on New York City bedbug strikes and places the Four Seasons on top. The Grand Hyatt also does pretty well.

THE NEXT NEW YORK CITY LOCATION TO SHUTDOWN FOR BEDBUGS

MACY'S 34TH ST +550 15.3%
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE +575 14.8% 
SYMS -PARK AVE. +600 14.2%
BARNEYS +525 16%
THE GRAND HYATT +375 21%
FOUR SEASONS +350 22%

THE LONDON NYC +575 14.8%
TRUMP SOHO +525 16%
21 CLUB +625 13.8%
AUREOLE +685 12.7%
PER SE +550 15.3%
CHRYSLER BUILDING +500 16.6%
ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL +590 14.4%
CITY HALL +675 13%
PENN STATION +600 14.2%

[The +/- Indicates the Return on the Wager. The percentage is the likelihood that response will occur. For example: Betting on the candidate least likely to win would earn the most amount of money, should that happen.]

Unfortunately, what they didn't anticipate was how easily this bet could be fixed, as evidenced by the frightening, insane people who are planting bedbugs as veritable landmines of domestic hell all over New York City. No matter where you put your money, this is one hell of a lose-lose situation. Also, St. Patrick's Cathedral? Really? Really?

[fkamer@villagevoice.com]


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