Bookies are certain Harry’s a goner. William Hill Plc, a London-based bookmaker, is so sure of Harry’s demise that it stopped accepting wagers and shifted betting to the possible killers. Lord Voldemort, who murdered Potter’s parents, is the most likely villain, at 2-1 odds, followed by Professor Snape, one of his teachers, at 5-2. "Every penny was on Harry dying, and it became untenable,” said Rupert Adams, a William Hill spokesman. "People are obsessed about this book.”
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