Politics Politics - US By Graham Sharpe

Hillary Big Hitters Out To Hammer Hills

A £50,000 BET ON HILLARY CLINTON to win the US Election is the latest big money gamble on the Democrat to beat her Republican rival, Donald Trump. The bet was struck in a central London William Hill betting shop and has prompted Hills to shorten Clinton's odds from 1/3 (75% chance) to 2/7 (77%) as Trump's odds were pushed out from 9/4 (30%) to 13/5 (27%).

'The campaign has already smashed all previous Election betting records and will end up the biggest betting turnover  for any political event with £20million riding on the outcome industry-wide' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.'William Hill alone have already taken £3million-plus on the outcome, and with the result still too close to call we expect a political bets bonanza in the closing hours of the Election campaign.

'We have already seen massive bets for Hillary Clinton – one female client has the largest election bet ever of 550,000 euros riding on her (almost half a million pounds), another has staked £183,200 on her and at the start of the weekend we took two £30,000 bets for her. Two Moscow-based clients have staked five figure bets on her. A Liverpool customer will collect £49,594 should Hillary win.'

William Hill say that 69% of the individual bets they have taken have been for Donald Trump, but 74% of all the stake money is for Hillary Clinton. 'The campaign has mirrored Brexit in that there have been far more individual bets for the outsider, but the biggest bets have been on the favourite.'

There has, though, also been big money support for Donald Trump; Two of Hill's clients will be £100,000 better off if Trump wins – John Mappin from Cornwall, and a Nottingham man, who has staked £37,000 on him. A Halifax customer who bet £5000 doubling up Brexit with a Trump win will be £39,125 better off if he wins. Three of Hill's clients backed Trump when he was an unfancied 150/1 shot – a Devonian for £1; £16.67 from a Leicestershire client, and £50 from a Northern Ireland customer.

WILLIAM HILL: US ELECTION... 2/7 (77% CHANCE); 13/5 (27%) TRUMP... TO WIN THIS AND NEXT US ELECTION... 11/5 CLINTON, 8/1 TRUMP

HILLARY'S MARGIN OF VICTORY?... 5/4 Under 5%; 11/4 5-9.99%; 13/2 10% or more.

SELECTED STATES (Others available on request)... ARIZONA..2/5 Rep; 7/4 Dem... FLORIDA...5/4 Rep; 4/7 Dem... IOWA- 2/5 Rep, 7/4 Dem... N CAROLINA- 4/5 Rep, 10/11 Dem... OHIO... 2/5 Rep, 7/4 Dem