A WILLIAM HILL customer who has already staked a record £600,000 on the outcome of the Scottish Referendum has added a further £200,000 to his wager, and now stands to collect £973,333 should the outcome of the poll be a 'No' vote.
'This gentleman's stake of £600,000 was already a record for political betting, but his latest 'investment' as he calls it, takes his total wager up to £800,000 - the biggest amount ever gambled on the outcome of a political event' said William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe.
The man staked his initial bet of £400,000 at odds of 1/4 in June 2014; followed it up with an addition £200,000 at odds of 1/6 at the beginning of August; then added a third instalment on Saturday, at odds of 1/5. He has staked £800,000 in total for a potential return on £973,333.
'All three bets have been placed in the same branch of William Hill in South West London. The client is a middle aged gentleman who is not Scottish and does not have a vote in the Referendum.'added Sharpe. 'We have now taken almost £2million on the outcome of the Referendum and stand to win over a million pounds should there be a Yes, vote, and lose a six figure sum should there be a No vote'
WILLIAM HILL REFERENDUM CURRENT ODDS....1/6 NO; 4/1 YES
Which currency will be in use in Scotland 2 years after a Yes vote? 1/2 Sterling, 3/1 Euro, 5/1 Own currency, 25/1 other