A London-based telephone client for William Hill has staked £150,000 on democrat candidate Hillary Clinton to win the US Election. Clinton is going into US Election polling day as the 1/5 red hot favourite on William Hill (83% chance), while Donald Trump is offered at 7/2 (22%).
Graham Sharpe of William Hill, said: “The US Election campaign has smashed all previous Election betting records, with the biggest betting turnover for any political event, and £20 million riding on the outcome.
“William Hill alone are close to exceeding a £4m turnover for the first time on any political event, and with the result still too close to call we anticipate a political bets bonanza in the closing hours of the Election campaign.
“We have already seen massive bets for Hillary Clinton – one female online client has the largest election bet ever of 550,000 euros riding on her (almost half a million pounds) and will make a profit of 220,000 if she wins.
“Another, from Durham, has staked £183,200 on her and over the weekend we took a £50,000 bet in London, and two other £30,000 bets for her. Two Moscow-based clients have also staked five figure bets on her. A Liverpool customer will collect £49,594 should Hillary win.”
However, there has also been big money support for Donald Trump. William Hill customers John Mappin from Cornwall and a Nottingham man will both win £100,000 if the Republican candidate prevails. There is also a customer from Halifax who stands to win £39,125 after doubling up on Brexit and a Trump win.
William Hill say that 69% of the individual bets they have taken have been for Trump, but 74% of all the stake money is for Hillary Clinton. The campaign has mirrored Brexit in that there have been far more individual bets for the outsider, but the biggest bets have been on the favourite.