Politics By Graham Sharpe

72% Bet On 'Leave' Vote In Referendum

Bookmakers William Hill say that 72% of the bets they have taken on the outcome of the EU Referendum have been for a 'Leave' vote, with 'Remain' only attracting 28% of wagers.

'Almost three quarters of the bets we have taken on the Referendum outcome have been for the 'Remain' option' said William Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe, 'Obviously that does not automatically mean that the people who placed the bets will vote 'Leave' - they could be hedging their bets – and their votes!'

However, William Hill still make a 'Remain' outcome their 1/3 favourite, with 'Leave' quoted at 9/4. They offer 4/6 that 55% or more of the votes cast will be for 'Remain', and 11/10 Under 55%.

Political punters are also betting that the voter turnout will be low and William Hill offer 8/15 that it will be Under 68%, 11/8 68% or over.