Tag Archives: political betting

The US 2016 Presidential Election – A Betting Story

The odds for Donald Trump, which started out at 150/1, fell to 10/11 as The Donald became the bookmakers’ favourite for the next POTUS for the first time at around 3am (GMT) this morning. By 6.30am (GMT) it was as good as over. Trump had 248 electoral votes (to Clinton’s 218) with only 22 more needed. In his speech delivered …

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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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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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Michael Garforth & Aidan Nutbrown – Sporting Index – Political betting in the USA

With the outspoken and divisive Donald Trump still leading the Republican candidacy polls ahead of the US Primaries in February, many are taking a keener interest than they ordinarily would in this year’s race for the White House. Despite his lead in the polls, many are refusing to believe Trump will actually become president and betting exchange Matchbook has already …

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Unibet predicts £100m General Election betting

Polls have become the main feature of this General Election, but the betting markets are also gaining more prominence than in previous elections. With more access to information than ever before, the public are also expected to make more informed decisions when it comes to placing their bets on who will be leading the country on 8th May, or at least …

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Police swoop on betting racket before Assembly elections

Indian police have cracked down on a gambling racket that took bets on the outcome of elections, just as the people of Delhi were about to go to the polls to decide the make up of its governing Assembly. According to The Hindu news source, Noida Police swooped on Friday, arresting 17 people from Greater Noida’s Kulesara after a tip-off …

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Ladbrokes – Alex Donohue – Novelty Bets

Ladbrokes’ Public Relations Officer Alex Donohue discusses and charts the continued rise of novelty and political betting ahead of this month’s Scottish Independence Referendum. SBC: How would you describe the phenomenon of novelty betting, the pros and cons? Alex: It’s a phenomenon that has been around for longer than many people are aware of – the first political bet was struck on the general election of 1966. I’d say the general …

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