Bookies Reassess French Election Takings After Bumper Betting Day
Emmanuel Macron seemed to get the better of Marine Le Pen in the French Presidential debate and as a result, William Hill have seen a spike in activity on their French Election betting. Late on Wednesday evening, a punter in Aberdeen placed £20,000 on Macron winning at 1/8 (to win a profit of £2,500) while at 9:30 on Thursday morning, another £20,000 was placed on him in Central London – both bets becoming the largest on him winning the election.
The two hefty bets are the cherries on top of a £100,000 betting day at William Hill as an avalanche of wagers were placed on both Macron and Le Pen, who is 5/1.
“We initially thought that the French election could attract £1m industry-wide but interest has far outstripped our now seemingly reserved estimates and it would not be a surprise to see £1m taken with us and over £5m across the industry by the time the French go to the polls,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
Next French President: 1/8 Emmanuel Macron; 5/1 Marine Le Pen