Referendum YES Odds Slashed
REFERENDUM 'YES' ODDS SLASHED TO SHORTEST YET AFTER POLL
WITH the 'Yes' campaign taking the lead in an opinion poll, bookmakers William Hill have cut their odds for that outcome to a shortest-yet price of 7/4.
'Odds for a Yes vote have shortened steadily since the second tv debate, prior to which they were 11/2, and by Saturday they had come down to 11/4, but the poll putting Yes ahead has coincided with further betting support so we have reacted accordingly and cut the odds to their shortest price yet' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hills have lengthened their odds for a NO vote, which had been as short as 1/10, to 2/5.
'The Scottish Referendum has become the biggest political betting event of all time', added Sharpe, 'It is set to produce a £2million-plus betting turnover which will exceed the last General - and US Presidential - Elections added together.'
WILLIAM HILL REFERENDUM ODDS......2/5 NO VOTE; 7/4 YES VOTE
PERCENTAGE TURNOUT......8/11 Under 80%; Evens 80% or over.
YES VOTE.......47% OR MORE- 5/6; UNDER 47% - 5/6.