Tag Archives: EU Referendum

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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Mounting support for Brexit reflected in the odds

This week has seen substantial alterations in the odds on a Brexit with the potential for a Leave vote reflected in the odds as they’ve moved from 3/1 to a 6/4 average across bookmakers. Jamie Loughead an Entertainment and Politics Trader at Star Sports discussed his views on the market’s fluctuation, and why he remains certain that Brexit won’t happen, with …

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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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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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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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Will the EU Referendum be history’s biggest political betting event?

With David Cameron confirming that the EU Referendum will take place as expected in June, on June 23rd to be precise, and with a reported 40% of voters still undecided, the bookmakers are predicting a flurry of betting on the event. Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced at the weekend that “after a huge amount of heartache” he has opted to …

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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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