Politics By Graham Sharpe

EU Referendum Global Gamble

Bookmakers William Hill have been surprised at the betting interest in the outcome of the EU Referendum from customers around the world.

'We have been seeing bets for the EU Referendum from some unexpected sources' said William Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe, 'For example, for Remain' we have taken 1000 euros from an Austrian client; one of 420 Canadian dollars; 59 euros from a Finnish gentleman, 400 yen from a Japanese customer; 50 euros from a Maltese punter, 580 dollars from a Russian gambler, 100 Swiss francs and 400 US dollars from a Ukraine client'

Not to be outdone, William Hill have also seen 'Brexit' bets from abroad – 200 euros from a client in Andorra; 200 US dollars from an Argentine; 250 euros from a Dutchman; 500 Singapore dollars from a Malaysian man; 100 Swedish krona and £300 from a Republic of Ireland customer.

'It seems there is a growing global interest in EU Ref betting' said William Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe, adding 'Currently, 80% of the money gambled is for Remain, but 63% of the individual bets are for Leave.'

Remain is now being offered at the shortest odds since betting began on the outcome, of 1/5 (83% chance), with Leave at the longest – 10/3 (23%).

William Hill EU Referendum odds: 1/5 Remain; 10/3 Leave