Politics By Graham Sharpe

EU Ref To Be Biggest Politics Punt Ever?

THE EU REFERENDUM is on course to become the biggest political betting event ever, say bookmakers William Hill.

'The Scottish Referendum became our biggest ever political betting event with over £3 million gambled on the outcome – and we are optimistic that the EUReferendum will top that' added Sharpe.'However, it is also very possible that the US Election could outdo both, particularly if we end up with a high profile Clinton-Trump showdown.'

William Hill say that 63% of all bets they have taken on the outcome of the EU Referendum have been for the 'Leave' option – but 72% of all the money staked has been for the 'Remain' option.

William Hill currently offer 3/10 (a 76% chance) that the outcome will be a 'Remain' majority; and 12/5 (29%) for a 'Leave' outcome.

William Hill are also betting on what the voting turnout will be, and offer 4/9 (69%) Under 68%; 13/8 (38% chance) 68% or more.

US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION....4/11 Hillary Clinton; 5/2 Donald Trump; 20/1 Bernie Sanders.