Tag Archives: Brexit

Obama’s intervention sees Boris’ Brexit bashed by bettors

Despite the hubbub which preceded it the EU referendum campaign only officially got underway on Friday 15th April, but it was a certain US President’s input which has had perhaps the greatest effect on betting.  Barack Obama issued something of a warning regarding the difficulty of trade deals between the US and Britain should Brexit go ahead. He stated that deals would …

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Bookies’ Corner: Brexit – Will we stay or will we go?

This, the second in SBC’s new Bookies’ Corner series, sees the experts from the world of betting hash out the EU Referendum and whether there’ll be a Brexit.  It has been speculated that Brexit may become the biggest political betting event in history. Political betting has been gaining popularity in recent times with the Scottish Referendum breaking records, and this …

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The Queen to back Brexit is at 100/1 with Ladbrokes

Stories have been circulating in the tabloids that the Queen is in favour of a Leave vote in the forthcoming EU Referendum in June. Ladbrokes has responded to the rumours by offering odds of 100/1 that Queen Elizabeth will publicly announce her backing of the Boris Johnson fronted Leave campaign. Buckingham Palace also moved quickly to respond to the allegations, …

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CMC Markets announces intention to float on LSE

CMC Markets, a spread betting broker and provider of online financial trading, has announced its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange. It is expected that the planned initial public offering, confirmed by the company today, will value the company at around £1 billion.  Founded in 1989 by former Tory party treasurer and “Brexit” campaigner Peter Cruddas, CMC Markets became a pioneer of online …

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Cameron attacks sees William Hill shorten EU exit market odds

With multiple UK news sources reporting that the country favours an EU exit, bookmaker William Hill has shortened its ‘EU Referendum’ exit outcome from 3/1 to 11/4. Polls released this weekend, indicated that 51% of Brits, were prepared to vote for an EU exit, if the referendum were to be conducted this week. A delicate matter for Prime Minister David …

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Ladbrokes political market favours Brexit

Ladbrokes has surprised political commentators by announcing that the UK is more likely to leave the European Union than Greece. The bookmaker has placed Greece at 2/5 to remain a Eurozone member in 2015, while cutting the odds on a ‘Brexit’ from 7/2 to 3/1. Following last Sunday’s Greek Euro Referendum which saw the beleaguered nation vote NO to further …

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