Tag Archives: Sarbjit Bakhshi

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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Smarkets – Dismal TV outing lengthens Bloomberg’s DNC odds

Tracking the US Democratic Party leadership race, Smarkets Politics predicts that there will be ‘no Bloomberg Surprise’ as the DNC Primary heads towards its make-or-break ‘Super Tuesday’ ballot on Tuesday 3 March. This Wednesday billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who has reportedly spent $500 million on campaign advertising, made his TV debut in Las Vegas challenging DNC 2020 suitors. The TV debate …

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Smarkets tips Keir Starmer as new Labour leader

Following on from the Labour’s disastrous performance in last December’s General Election, losing 60 seats and recording its biggest electoral defeat since Michael Foot’s 1983 campaign, bookmakers are pricing the early contenders competing for Party leadership. With Jeremy Corbyn’s successor to be decided on April 4, former shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer continues to be the front runner, followed by …

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Bookies Corner – Final Take on UK 2019

Just one day of campaign shenanigans remains as the UK electorate heads for General Election 2019 polls on Thursday 12 December. How confident are bookmakers of their market readings, as polls and punters anticipate a Conservative majority outcome, or will  Britain be hung out to dry on its Brexit election… SBC gets the bookies lowdown.!  _______________ SBC: Entering the final …

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UK punters back Tory majority following Leaders’ debate

With the General Election looming, Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has maintained the backing of UK punters, with betting exchanges showing that punters are favouring a Tory majority government. Tuesday’s leaders debate, which saw Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn go head-to-head on ITV, saw the two clash over topics such as Brexit and the NHS.  But with controversies over the Tory party …

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Bookies Corner: A Snap Christmas is betting’s most intriguing market

In a bid to break Brexit’s three-year deadlock over British politics, the UK will head to the polls on 12 December, as Parliament delivers the nation’s first ‘Christmas Election’ since 1923. How do bookmakers assess a General Election of multiple variables, divided constituencies, seasonal factors and fractured parties…  SBC gets the bookies lowdown! ________________________ SBC: For the Conservative Party to …

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UK not leaving EU on October 31 trading on exchanges at 97%

Punters have shown little faith in PM Boris Johnson passing his Brexit deal in Parliament before the 31st October, with the possibility of a deal being reached currently trading at 3% on the Smarkets betting exchange.  Johnson continues to face an uphill battle in Westminster, having lost a succession of important votes since taking up the role of Prime Minister.  …

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Smarkets: A50 extension likely as DUP shuts down Boris’ deal

With only two weeks to go until the UK is due to leave the European Union, the UK government this afternoon presented its withdrawal terms, yet bookmakers are sceptical of a ‘Halloween departure’ on 31 October as markets trade at 78% for an Article 50 extension.  Online betting exchange Smarkets has reported a spike in trading this morning following the …

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Betting exchanges suggest Trump impeachment likely

Following the release of the transcript of Donald Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president on Wednesday, betting exchanges are suggesting that impeachment is beginning to look more like reality for the US President Online betting exchange Smarkets has seen close to £35,000 traded on whether the House of Representatives will submit an article of impeachment against Trump before the …

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SBC Bookies Corner – Boris comes into play…

A new chapter for UK politics begins as Boris Johnson takes over at Number 10, given the mandate of delivering Brexit by Halloween (31 October). SBC gets bookmakers first reactions on what awaits punters and markets with regards to ‘PM Bojo’… _________________  SBC: Winning 66% of the Tory membership vote, Boris Johnson fulfils his manifest destiny by becoming new UK PM. …

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