Political Punters Russian To Back Hillary Clinton
THE TWO BIGGEST bets so far placed on Hillary Clinton to win the race to the White House with British bookmakers William Hill have both been placed by Russian clients! Both Moscow-based, one has staked £10,000, the other 11,000 euros.
'We're used to people rushing to place bets, but not so used to Russians placing political bets' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
When Hillary's husband, Bill was US President, bookmakers William Hill were offering odds of 50/1(1.96% chance) that Hillary, would one day follow him in to the job as the first female President of the country - and plenty of political punters took them up on the offer at the time.
Now, though, Hills are making her hot favourite to do so, and have cut her odds from a1/3 (75%) chance to do so to 2/7 (78%), ahead of 11/4 (27% chance) second favourite Donald Trump, and 25/1 (3.8% chance)the persistent Bernie Sanders.
'We'll take a financial double blow should Hillary win - I just hope the people who backed her when she was 50/1 back in the nineties have forgotten that they ever did so- or now lost their betting slips!' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe
Hills give Sanders a much better chance of ending up as the next Vice President, quoting him as 7/1(12.5%) fourth favourite to do so, behind the 11/4 favourite (26%) Julian Castro and the 5/1 joint second favourites (16%) Elizabeth Warren and Newt Gingrich.
WILLIAM HILL ODDS...NEXT ELECTED US PRESIDENT; 2/7 CLINTON; 11/4 TRUMP; 25/1 SANDERS
TO BE NEXT VICE PRESIDENT: 11/4 J CASTRO; 5/1 N GINGRICH/E WARREN; 7/1 T KAINE/B SANDERS; 12/1 T PEREZ; 14/1 J KASICH; 16/1 C BROOKER. Others on request.
Further information.....Graham Sharpe, Media Relations Director, 0780 3233702.