Politics - US By Graham Sharpe

Cornishman Plays £60,000 Trump Card

A Cornish Hotelier will collect over £60,000 from bookmakers William Hill if Donald Trump wins the US Presidential Election.

John Mappin has staked a series of bets - the most recent one of £1538.46 is the biggest, placed at odds of 13/2 on Friday (today)- which will result in a £60,000+ payout if the one-time 150/1 outsider ends up in the White House.

'Mr Mappin is the biggest backer of Donald Trump at the moment, although we do also have a Canadian client who has bet £4000 on him as well' said William Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe. 'We are very wary of long-odds political gambles after Jeremy Corbyn was backed from 200/1 to odds-on favourite to become Labour leader.'


DEMOCRAT CANDIDATE... 1/12 Hillary Clinton; 6/1 Bernie Sanders. Others on request.

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