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William Hill – Cameron resignation sees Boris Johnson ‘even-money’ favourite for Tory Leadership

Following this morning’s official resignation by Prime Minister David Cameron,  William Hill has installed Boris Johnson as even-money favourite to become the next elected Conservative leader following David Cameron’s resignation. William Hill’s have cut Johnson’s odds from 11/4, and make Theresa May 7/2 second favourite, with Michael Gove 9/2, Andrea Leadson 12/1, Priti Patel and Stephen Crabb both 16/1; George …

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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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William Hill shortens odds on Osborne ending chancellorship in 2016

Facing mounting criticism and in-party fighting regarding the 2016 Budget George Osborne presented to the House of Commons last Wednesday, bookmaker William Hill has shortened the odds (from 6/1 to 7/4) on the Chancellor of the Exchequer stepping down by the end of the year. The controversial Budget plan which saw the Tory government propose cuts on UK disability benefits …

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Budget aftermath isn’t too sweet to George

Following his speech on the Budget William Hill has lengthened the odds for George Osborne to replace David Cameron as leader of the Conservative party. The Chancellor’s odds have moved from  11/4 to 3/1 whilst Boris Johnson has seen his odds cut from 9/4 to 2/1 favourite. William Hill Media Relations Director Graham Sharpe said: “Mr Osborne cost us dear by …

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British horseracing pulls together with new tripartite structure

British horseracing is entering another new era after agreeing a tripartite structure for governance of the sport. In what it is describing as ‘a landmark moment in the history’ of British Horseracing, the industry’s major stakeholders have signed a Members’ Agreement, which in theory allows it to act in a unified manner, with the major stakeholders making strategic decisions for …

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William Hill – Corbyn Labour victory clobbers UK Bookmakers

William Hill has stated that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership victory, has hit UK bookmakers for millions of pounds. Alerting the UK media this weekend, William Hill stated that Corbyn had achieved the biggest UK political gamble ever. An unprecedented campaign which saw far-left Corbyn as a 200/1 leadership outsider in May, caught momentum with Labour party members and powerful trade …

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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – The Betting Right: How did we get here & where are we going?

In his Budget announcement on 18 March 2015, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced the Government’s intention to replace the Horserace Betting Levy with a new Horserace Betting Right administered directly by the racing industry that will apply to all bookmakers wherever they are located. This has been a long-running saga. In 2000, the then Government stated its …

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Government branded ‘bunch of tossers’ over machine regulations

Ahead of a General Election in which none of the parties have garnered popular support, Lord David Lispey has perhaps captured the mood of the nation by branding the Government ‘tossers’. Lord Lipsey has called the Government ‘a bunch of tossers’ for not implementing the Gaming Machine (Circumstances of Use) (Amendment) Regulations – which requires anyone playing with stakes above …

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