Politics By Graham Sharpe

£60,000 'Remain' Bet Leeds The Way

A WILLIAM HILL customer walked into a Leeds betting shop on Tuesday morning and staked £60,000 on a 'Remain' triumph in the EU Referendum.

'At the odds of 2/5 the gentleman, in his mid to late twenties, stands to make a potential profit of £24,000' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe, 'And he wasn't the only high-rolling 'Remain' punter in action – a client from South West Lonsdon who had already staked £20,000, added a further £20,000, so has now staked a total of £40,000 and stands to get back £54,120.'

But Hills have already taken one bet equal to the total amount staked by these two customers combined- as a central London-based female client has a bet of £100,000 on 'Remain' at odds of 2/5, which will return £140,000 if successful.

''Remain' has fought back big-time today after a few days in which Leave has been making the running, but it is still the case that over 70% of all bets have been for Leave – while 73% of all stake money is on Remain. It seems the high-rollers fancy 'Remain' , the smaller money clients are overwhelmingly backing 'Leave' added Sharpe.

LATEST WILLIAM HILL EU REFERENDUM ODDS.....4/11 (73% chance) REMAIN; 11/5 (31%) LEAVE

PERCENTAGE OF ALL INDIVIDUAL BETS......71% LEAVE; 29% REMAIN

PERCENTAGE OF ALL MONEY GAMBLED.....73% REMAIN; 27% LEAVE

Further information....Graham Sharpe....Media Relations Director......0780 3233702