World Record Political Bet Struck on Scottish Referendum Result
A WILLIAM HILL customer from South West London has placed what is believed to be the largest political bet ever staked.
The middle aged man wagered £400,000 at odds of 1/4 that the Scottish Independence Referendum will produce a NO result today (Tuesday, June 10,2014) when he visited a Hill's betting shop in South West London to place the bet via a banker's draft.
The man, who does not have a Scottish accent, stands to make a profit of £100,000.
'As far as we can ascertain this is the biggest political bet ever struck' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.'The previous record was a £200,000 bet also struck on a No vote in the Scottish Referendum earlier in the campaign, and the same amount was gambled by a customer who backed David Cameron to become Tory Leader.'
WILLIAM HILL HAVE NOW SHORTENED THEIR ODDS FOR A NO VOTE FROM 1/ 4 TO 1/5 AND OFFER 10/3 (from 11/4) THAT THERE WILL BE A YES VOTE.
'We are now well on the way to turning over £1million on the outcome of the Scottish Referendum which is exceeding our expectations.' added Sharpe.
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