Tag Archives: Matt Shaddick

Smarkets: Boris hits lowest odds on 2022 premiership departure  

Boris Johnson’s premiership is ‘on the ropes’ as the PM faces mounting pressure from his party, the media and public to confess that he broke COVID national lockdown rules by attending a ‘bring your own booze’ party at Number 10 last May.  Monitoring Down Street developments, Smarkets Politics cites that PM Johnson has reached his shortest price of 1.70 (58% …

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Smarkets: North Shropshire shock sees odds spike on a Boris 2022 exit  

Last night’s surprise victory by the Liberal Democrats in the Conservative stronghold of North Shropshire has sent shockwaves across betting markets.   In the aftermath of the result, Smarkets reports that PM Boris Johnson is odds on (56%) to leave his premiership at some point in 2022, spiking up from 46% before the North Shropshire result. Of significance, the Lib Dem …

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Smarkets: Sunak Budget bluster frosty against 22% chance of recession

Smarkets Politics has registered a mixed reaction to the Autumn Budget statement, delivered by Chancellor Rishi Sunak. “Employment is up, investment is growing, public services are improving, public finances are stabilising, and wages are rising” – bellowed Sunak to the Commons, underlying the strengths of the UK economy recovering from COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, despite the Chancellor’s bluster, the latest politics …

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Boris reshuffle sees Smarkets shorten odds on 2023 General Election

Smarkets has reviewed the surprise promotions and cruel dismissals of PM Boris Johnson‘s latest cabinet reshuffle, forecasting its consequences on the future of UK politics.  Prior to Wednesday’s proceedings, Westminster sources had detailed that Johnson was seeking to re-energise his senior cabinet with strong and competent characters to lead key departments post-pandemic.  Yet, remaining loyal to his lieutenants, Johnson retained …

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Smarkets snaps up Shaddick in bid to lead all politics trading

Smarkets has confirmed the appointment of Ladbrokes veteran Matthew Shaddick as its new Head of Political Markets.  Shaddick led Ladbrokes Politics trading for 18-years, and is replacing former Smarkets political lead Sarbjit Bakhshi, who left the company at the start of the year. Smarkets backed the appointment of highly regarded Shaddick, who will be tasked with maintaining politics as a …

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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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Bookies Corner: No hiding from Super Thursday’s electorate judgement

Tomorrow, the electorate of England, Scotland and Wales will head to the polls for critical local and national elections that will shed light on the faultlines running through UK politics in the wake of Britain leaving the EU and a year of the COVID-19 pandemic…  The outcome of ‘Super Thursday’ results will be consequential with regards to PM Boris Johnson …

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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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Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments

Sarbjit Bakhshi, Smarkets Head of Politics has joined forces with GVC Holdings counterpart Matt Shaddick to launch ‘Art of the Possible’ (@PossiblePod) – a podcast analysing political betting markets, predictions and further events. Ahead of the US 2020 Election on 3 November, @PossiblePod forms part of the ‘Old Bull’ audio series by the American Civics Exchange, providing its listeners expert …

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