Tag Archives: Brexit

Unibet’s Ed Nicholson on Brexit betting fluctuations

The EU Referendum is tomorrow and whilst Remain remains the strong favourite across bookmakers, the odds have fluctuated somewhat wildly since the Leave and Remain campaigns began their work to convince the voting public that their opinion is the right one. There have been some sizable bets placed on the event on both sides, and William Hill stated that it expected …

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William Hill expects £20m to be wagered on EU Referendum

With the Brexit vote on Thursday of this week the race is hotting up but a high volume of bets have been being placed for some time. The bookmaker William Hill has stated that it expects £20million to be gambled on the outcome of the EU Referendum. It has also been noted that there have been some sizable bets on both …

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William Hill prices Cameron at 5/2 for ‘June Step Down’

As David Cameron faces the most significant week of his leadership term, with the UK heading for its EU Referendum next Thursday (23 June). Bookmaker William Hill has shortened the odds to 5/2 on Cameron standing down as PM before the end of June. Cameron has publically stated that he will remain as UK PM, regardless of Thursday’s Euro Referendum …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – BREXIT = No exit from robust gambling regulation

I moderated a European Update panel session at the annual conference of the International Association of Gaming Advisors, which took place earlier this month in Malta. Predictably, one topic that produced heated debate was the lack of harmonization, or even hope of harmonization, of gambling laws and licensing processes across the EU Member States but this led on to the …

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Betfair states that Brexit will break £50m barrier

With ‘Remain’ currently trading at a 77% chance and with just 13 days to go, Betfair’s ‘Brexit’ market is set to trade £50 million and in doing so make political betting history.  The EU referendum market has seemingly captured the attention of Betfair customers. There have been tens of thousands of individual trades ranging from £2 to £315,000 showing that …

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William Hill – High Rollers favour UK ‘Remain’ vote

Detailing wagering insight on its UK ‘EU Referendum’ market, William Hill has revealed that its ‘High Rollers’ favour a ‘Remain’ outcome on 23 June. This week saw the majority of bookmakers shorten their odds on a UK ‘Leave’ vote to 2/1, offering the shortest price on the outcome since the market opened. Fighting for their cause, pro-Leave camps have stated …

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William Hill – Heightened media coverage sees Michael Gove backed to be next Tory leader

William Hill has shortened the odds on Michael Gove becoming the next Conservative Party leader from 20/1 to 4/1 second favourite behind former London Mayor Boris Johnson. Gove and Johnson have become the Tory party faces of the ‘BREXIT’ campaign, arguing in favour of Britain leaving the European Union in the upcoming referendum on 23 June. At the forefront of …

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Significant market activity sees UK bookmakers slash odds on EU Referendum ‘Leave’ vote

Bookmakers believe that the outcome of the UK ‘EU Referendum’ (23 June) is set to go down to the wire as ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ camps enter their final weeks of public campaigning.   Just as ‘Leave’ had reached its longest odds, with the majority of UK bookmakers pricing the outcome at 7/1. This week bookmakers have moved to slash the …

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Gibraltar backs Remain as June EU Referendum approaches

The citizens of British overseas territory Gibraltar, are backing remaining in the European Union ahead of next month’s UK EU Referendum (23 June). The latest polls undertaken by various Gibraltar news sources, indicate that ‘The Rock’ is firmly committed to staying in the EU economic zone with results showing 85% of Gibraltarians wanting to remain (8% leave / 7% undecided). …

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Betfair’s ‘Brexit’ market on course to break political records

Betfair’s ‘Brexit’ market has exploded into life this week with just under £4m matched between customers in the last seven days, bringing the total traded in the market to £8m. ‘Remain’ has been backed into a heavy 2/5 favourite, with odds implying a 71% chance to win, whereas Brexit has weakened to a 12/5 outsider representing a 29% chance to win. …

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