Politics By Graham Sharpe

Punters 'Remain' Convinced

Remain is now being offered at the shortest odds since the date of the EU Referendum was confirmed, of 1/6 (85% chance) from 1/5 (83%), with Leave at the longest yet –  now 7/2 (22%) from10/3 (23%).

**On the day the Referendum date was announced Hills offered 2/7 Remain; 5/2 Leave.

'During the week just gone, the odds for 'Remain' have halved from 1/3 to 1/6 as many political punters seem to have decided they know what the result will be' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe. 'Currently, over 80% of the money gambled is for Remain, but 63% of the individual bets are for Leave. We were taking bets of up to £5020 at 1/5, and have already seen more four figure wagers at 1/6, while although we continue to see support for Leave it is overwhelmingly two and three figure wagers.'

Biggest bet so far struck with Hills on the outcome is of £100,000 froma central-based woman, placing her first ever bet, at odds of 2/5 (potential payout £140,000.

William Hill have also been delighted by the worldwide betting interest in the outcome of the EU Referendum.

'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

William Hill EU Referendum odds: 1/6 (stake £6 for £! profit) Remain; 7/2 (stake £2 for £7 profit) Leave

Percentage Of Votes For Remain?.......4/6 55% OR MORE; 11/10 UNDER 55%.

Voter Turnout: 4/9 Under 68%; 13/8 68% or over.