Politics - US Politics By Graham Sharpe

FBI Clinton Probe Boosts £100,000 Gamble

A CORNISH CASTLE owner's hopes of collecting a £100,000 payout from bookmakers William Hill have been boosted by the recent announcement of an FBI probe into Hillary Clinton's emails.

For, John Mappin, owner of Camelot Castle in Cornwall, has placed a total of thirty bets on Donald Trump both to win the Presidency and, initially, the Republican nomination. He has, of course, already achieved the latter.

Since news of that investigation broke, Hillary Clinton's odds of winning the US Election have lengthened dramatically, and  betting support for her has virtually dried up, say William Hill. But odds about her rival Donald Trump's winning have been slashed by the bookies, who have now lengthened Clinton from her pre-probe levelrecent level of 1/5 ( stake 5 for profit of 1; 83% chance) to 1/3 (stake 3 for profit of 1; 75%), while Trump's odds have collapsed from 7/2 (22% chance, stake 2 for profit of 7) to 9/4 ( stake 4 for profit of 9: 31% chance).

'Trump's odds had been edging downwards since last week, but the FBI news accelerated the process. Noone will currently risk backing Clinton, despite odds which even a week ago would have caused a stampede to get on!' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Cornish businessman John Mappin has been backing Trump to pull off a shock victory, since he was a 33/1 outsider in the betting with William Hill and the combined pay out from his 30 bets on him both winning the Nomination then the Presidency, now totals up to £100,000.

'Mr Mappin nailed his colours to the Trump mast in July 2015 when he was very much an outsider, and has been backing him regularly since. He has staked some £15,000 so far and stands to receive £100,000 should he be proved correct' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

William Hill have also lengthened their odds for Clinton to win both this and the next Election from 2/1 to 9/4, while Trump's odds of doing likewise have been cut from 12/1 to 10/1.

LATEST WILLIAM HILL US ELECTION ODDS......1/3 CLINTON; 9/4 TRUMP

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