Politics By Graham Sharpe

Referendum Tide Turns Against Yes Vote

TIDE TURNS AGAINST YES VOTE IN SCOTTISH REFERENDUM
 
DURING 2014 the odds for a Yes vote in the Scottish Idependence Referendum have steadily shortened, from a longest price of 7/2 to as short as 9/4, but during the last week, the tide has turned again and now a Yes vote has drifted back out to 11/4, while the odds for 'No' have shortened up from 1/3 to 1/ 4.
'We thought that the odds may continue to level out, but in recent days we have seen bets of up to four figures staked on No while Yes has been friendless' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe. '55.4% of the bets we have taken online - which is where most of the bets are being placed - have been for No.'
 
The two largest bets struck for a Yes vote have each been £5000, while one man in a William Hill Glasgow betting shop gambled £200,000 - believed to be the largest political bet ever struck - that the outcome of the Referendum would be a vote AGAINST Independence.
'We have never taken a bigger bet than this on any political subject.' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe. 'The man, in his late fifties, with a pronounced Scottish accent, and a stranger to staff, struck one bet of £30,000 at odds of 1/5, then returned to place another, of £70,000 at the same odds, before placing a third, of £100,000 at odds by now shortened to 1/6. He stands to make a total profit of £36,666.'

William Hill are also betting on the voting turnout at the Referendum - making 66% or more their 1/2 favourite, with Under 66% a 6/4 shot.
And it is 4/6 that 41% or more will vote Yes, 11/10 fewer than 41%.

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM - 1/4 NO; 11/4 YES.