Politics By Graham Sharpe

All At Sea If Marine Sails In

BOOKMAKERS William Hill have taken a £10,000 bet for Marine Le Pen to win the French Presidential election – the biggest political bet they have ever taken on any non British or American election.

The customer, who placed the bet in one of Hill's South London shops, stands to receive £32,000 if Le Pen triumphs.

'After losing substantial sums courtesy of unexpected victories for Donald Trump and Brexit we are now facing another financial hammering if Marine le Pen becomes the latest surprise winner of a major political contest, and this largest ever European election wager confirms poliitcal betting as one of the fastest growing areas of our buiness' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Hills say 43% of all the money gambled so far on the outcome of the French Election is for a Le Pen win, 32% is for Fillon; 8% for Juppe & Macron.

WILLIAM HILL: FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: 11/10 Macron; 15/8 Le Pen; 6/1 Fillon; 7/1 Juppe; 14/1 Hamon; 20/1 Melenchon; 100/1 Bayrou.

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