Tag Archives: Ladbrokes politics

Matt Shaddick ends 18-year reign as Ladbrokes Politics guru 

Posting an update via Linkedin, Ladbrokes’ Matt Shaddick has confirmed that he has ended his 18-year stint as the bookmaker’s lead political markets analyst.  Shaddick, who joined Ladbrokes in 2007 as sportsbook executive, thanked “the many fantastic people” who had helped establish and support Ladbrokes Politics as a key market offering of the heritage bookmaker. Announcing his departure, Shaddick detailed …

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US 2020: Bakhshi and Shaddick offer final take on betting’s billion dollar baby

On the eve of what’s been touted as the most important American Presidential Election in decades, it’s estimated that over $1bn will have been wagered on the outcome of Trump versus Biden, none of which will have changed hands legally in the US. A missed opportunity? According to Sarbjit Bakhshi, Head of Political Markets at Smarkets, absolutely. Speaking during a high-profile panel …

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Bookies Corner – Super Tuesday holds no foregone conclusions

US media predicts a ‘Bernie Blowout’ as 14 states head to the polls in a critical ‘Super Tuesday’ (3 March) Democratic Party primary vote. Nevertheless, bookmakers believe that ‘primary season’ still holds plenty of twists, turns and unknowns as a divided DNC chooses its leader to dethrone Donald Trump’s Presidency.    SBC gets the bookies lowdown as a vital stage …

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SBC Bookies Corner: Grab’em by the Midterms

Billed as the most important midterm elections in modern US history, this 6 November US states decide their representatives for the House & Senate. Can the Democrats secure their much desired ‘Blue Wave’, or have polls underestimated President Trump yet again? Furthermore, will Midterms 2018 showcase the lead cast for the US  2020 General Election… SBC gets the bookies lowdown!   …

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Ladbrokes Politics offers the Buzz on Hammond’s budget

Ahead of the tomorrow’s National Budget presented by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, Ladbrokes Politics has launched its ‘Buzzword Bingo’ market. On Wednesday lunchtime, the UK prepares for the Chancellor’s annual speech at Commons, with Ladbrokes pricing up its special ‘Exchequer Budget Buzzword Bingo’ market, in which the bookmaker details that ‘Brexit’ at 1/3 will be the most …

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SBC Bookies Corner – Facing Reality…Brexit & Betting Markets

Having triggered Article 50, The UK enters a new political landscape as it negotiates its withdrawal from the European Union. Setting a two-year target for EU exit, Brexit has been labelled the most important UK political mandate of modern times.   Fraught with risks and intriguing political contexts, SBC’s ‘Bookies Corner’ asks industry stakeholders how political betting markets will be …

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Betting industry asks…How long can President Trump last?

With President-Elect Donald Trump taking full US Presidential duties on 20 January (inauguration date), bookmakers are wondering whether ‘The Donald’ will survive a full four-year term as leader of the United States of America.   Trump who yesterday gave his first official press conference as President-Elect, having won the US Election on 8 November reemphasized to the world’s media that …

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Who’ll be the next UN Secretary General?

History is being made at the United Nations at present with contenders aiming to become the next UN Secretary General by making their pitch in front of the General Assembly. The selection process is also being live streamed via the UN site. The question of who’ll succeed Ban Ki-moon is something of a momentous occasion as the South Korean has …

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