Tag Archives: Matthew Shaddick

Bookies’ Corner – America Awaits…Clinton vs Trump TV Showdown!

Next Monday New York will host the first ‘US Presidential’ TV debate. With nationwide US Election polls tightening, the race to the White House is expected to go down to the wire. SBC’s ‘Bookies Corner’ gets the lowdown on ‘Clinton Vs Trump,’ with just 45 days to go until America hits the polls (8 November), the US Election has become …

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BOS – Politics a ‘real underdog market’ back on bookmakers agendas!

Changing political dynamics combined with unpredictable voter behaviour has seen politics return to the top of bookmakers’ agendas. Opening Betting on Sports (BOS) ‘Politics Session,’ Matthew Shaddick Head of Political Betting at Ladbrokes detailed to delegates that the market was no longer considered ‘expensive wallpaper’ used by bookmakers for PR outreach. Detailing a ‘vibrant market,’ Shaddick stated that recent political …

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Bookies’ Corner – The Brexit Fallout

The fallout from perhaps the most important political event for the UK in our lifetime has continued this week with Leave campaigner and former UKIP leader Nigel Farage stepping down. With David Cameron also having resigned, and Boris Johnson announcing he won’t be standing in the race for the next Prime Minister, the political betting markets have been in overdrive. In …

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Bookies’ Corner – The Donald Trump Phenomenon

Perhaps the unlikeliest of political rises in history has been that of Donald Trump. Whether he wins or not he’s turned the US political landscape on its head. This is a man who nobody seriously believed could get this far except perhaps The Donald himself. William Hill had him at 150/1 to become the next US President when it first …

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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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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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Ladbrokes – UK 2015 general election to be biggest political betting market ever

Ladbrokes predicts that the forthcoming UK general election, will be the biggest political betting  market of all time. Ladbrokes announced to UK media and news sources that it expected a staggering £100 million to be wagered on the May vote, as the UK election heats up in the coming months. Ladbrokes Head of Political Betting Matthew Shaddick commented on the …

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