Is white Xmas on the table for UK?


All hope is not lost, as forecasts point to an ice-cold December and the latest odds from bookmakers William Hill suggest you should head to Scotland for a white Christmas with Aberdeen, Edinburgh & Glasgow all 3/1.

“In the countdown to Christmas some forecasts suggest the UK could have its heaviest snowfall in years and we are already seeing a significant punt on the world’s most expensive snowflakes to fall on the 25th”, said William Hill spokesperson Yoana Nikolova.

Snow On Christmas Day: 3/1 Aberdeen (Airport); 3/1 Edinburgh (Airport); 3/1 Glasgow (Airport); 5/1 Belfast (Int. Airport); 5/1 Leeds (Leeds-Bradford Airport); 5/1 Liverpool (Airport); 5/1 London (Heathrow); 5/1 Manchester (Airport); 5/1 Newcastle (Airport); 7/1 Birmingham (Airport); 7/1 Bristol (Airport); 7/1 Cardiff (Airport); 7/1 Dublin (Airport); 7/1 Norwich (Airport); 7/1 Penzance (RNAS Culdrose)


US election smashes political betting records


The US election will become the biggest political betting event yet, say bookmakers William Hill, who are predicting that £20million will be riding on the outcome.

‘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 over the weekend and in the final forty-eight hours of the Election campaign.’

The campaign has already smashed all previous election betting records and will end up the biggest betting turnover  for any political event’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

‘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 on Friday 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.

Two clients will be £100,000 better off if Donald Trump wins – John Mappin from Cornwall, and the Nottingham man who staked £37,000 on him while a Halifax customer who bet £5000 doubling up Brexit with a Trump win will be £39,125 better off if he wins. Three clients backed Trump when he was a 150/1 shot – a Devonian for £1; £16.67 from a Leicestershire client, and £50 from a Northern Ireland customer.’

William Hill say that 67.5% of the individual bets they have taken have been for Donald Trump, but 72% 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.’


SELECTED STATES (Others available on request)…ARIZONA..1/3 Rep; 9/4 Dem……FLORIDA…5/6 Rep; 5/6 Dem……IOWA- 2/5 Rep, 7/4 Dem……..N CAROLINA- 4/5 Rep, 10/11 Dem…….OHIO….2/5 Rep, 7/4 Dem


Punters’ money on Djokovic to steal the title


World No. 1 Andy Murray is the 5/4 favourite to win the ATP World Tour Finals that start on Sunday but Novak Djokovic is the man attracting the money at 11/8 to beat Murray to the title.

“The expected patriotic punt has not occurred and the money has been for Djokovic to show he is still the king of the court,” said William Hill spokeswoman Yoana Nikolova.

ATP London Tournament Winner: 5/4 Andy Murray; 11/8 Novak Djokovic; 11/1 Stan Wawrinka; 18/1 Marin Cilic; 20/1 Kei Nishikori; 20/1 Milos Raonic; 25/1 Gael Monfils; 40/1 Dominic Thiem

Match betting:

1/9 Novak Djokovic v 11/2 Dominic Thiem

8/11 Milos Raonic v 11/10 Gael Monfils

10/11 Stan Wawrinka v 10/11 Kei Nishikori

1/4 Andy Murray v 3/1 Marin Cilic

Clooney Backed To president in 2020 – will punters be in ‘La La land’ After biggest Oscar punt in history?


With the American public choosing a celebrity Presidential candidate, George Clooney has already been backed in to 100/1 from 150/1 to become the next Commander in Chief in four years’ time.

“George Clooney is already a shorter price than Donald Trump was at a similar stage and he could be the candidate to get the Democrats back on their feet,” said William Hill spokesman Yoana Nikolova.

The President Elect, Donald Trump, has dabbled in the Arts and is 25/1 to appear at the Oscars for which the film La La Land is the 5/6 runaway favourite to win the Best Picture.

“We have not seen anything like this in decades, punters are backing La La Land as if it cannot lose”, a William Hill spokesperson Yoana Nikolova.

100/1 George Clooney to become President Of The USA in 2020

Best Picture Oscar: 5/6 La La Land, 6/1 Loving, 6/1 The Birth Of A Nation, 8/1 Manchester By The Sea, 8/1 Silence, 9/1 Billy Lynns’ long Halftime Walk, 10/1 Fences, 10/1 Moonlight, 10/1 Nocturnal Animals, 12/1 Hacksaw Ridge, 16/1 Lion, 20/1 Arrival, 25/1 20th Century Women, 33/1 American Pastoral, 33/1 Hidden Figures, 33/1 Maggie’s Plan, 33/1 Snowden, 33/1 Sully, 40/1 The Girl On The Train, 40/1 The Jungle Book

Hamilton backed to win in Sao Paulo – will it be enough to catch fav Rosberg?


Lewis Hamilton is the odds on favourite to win the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend at 17/20, while arch rival and teammate Nico Rosberg’s offered at 6/5. But whatever heroics Lewis produces he remains the 10/3 outsider to win the Drivers’ Championship.

“Lewis Hamilton has the momentum after winning the last two races, but the championship is out of his hands and the odds suggest that Nico Rosberg will win it,” said William Hill spokesperson Yoana Nikolova.

“A Rosberg win guarantees him the title, while a Hamilton triumph on Sunday, 10/3 (23%) takes the race to Abu Dhabi”, said Hill’s spokeswoman Yoana Nikolova.

Brazilian GP Fastest Qualifier: 17/20 Hamilton, 6/5 Rosberg, 12/1 Daniel Ricciardo, 14/1 Max Verstappen 14/1 Sebastian Vettel, 14/1 Kimi Raikkonen, 25/1 Kimi Raikkonen

Brazilian F1 Grand Prix-Race Winner: 10/11 Lewis Hamilton, 15/8 Nico Rosberg, 11/1 Max Verstappen, 12/1 Daniel Ricciardo, 12/1 Sebastian Vettel, 33/1 Kimi Raikkonen, 300/1 Bar

To Win Drivers Championship 2016: 2/9 Rosberg, 10/3 Lewis Hamilton

Article 50 now odds-on not to be triggered by end of March 2017




William Hill now believe it is an odds-on shot that Article 50 will NOT be triggered by the end of March 2017 as Theresa May has been suggesting, and offer 4/6 that it will not, 11/10 that it will be.

‘We had made it odds-on that Artcile 50 would be triggered by the end of March 2017, but political punters believe it will not happen and now the odds have been switched around to reflect that opinion’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Further information….Graham Sharpe….Media Relations Director…..0780 3233702

Cornish man bets 30 times on Trump-wins £100,000


Cornish castle owner John Mappin is £100,000 better off as a result of Donald Trump’s Presidential victory, after staking THIRTY bets on him with William Hill over the past eighteen months.

And Hills are also paying out £101,750 to a Nottingham betting shop customer who staked £37,000 (in two bets of £22,000 and £15,000) on Trump at odds of 7/4 last week.

Donald Trump was a 150/1chance to become President when he announced his candidacy, but became favourite to do so only overnight at just afrter 2a.m. on Wednesday morning.

William Hill took £4million on the outcome of the US Election – a record total for any political betting event. The traditional bookmaking industry took some £20million in total. 74% of all stakes on the outcome were for Hillary Clinton, but 71% of all the individual bets staked were for Donald Trump.

‘Donald Trump started as a 150/1 no hoper, but was very well backed, albeit in smaller amounts than we accepted for long-time favourite Hillary Clinton. This campaign absolutely decimated all previous political betting records and shows what a popular betting subject politics is’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Sharpe added: ‘The US Election statistics reflect almost identically the division of stakes and bets for Brexit. The odds on the day for the two candidates were almost identical to the Remain/Leave odds on EU Ref day. Brexit became favourite for the first time just before 2am on EU Ref night, Trump  at just after 2am on polling night.’

TO WIN 2020 US ELECTION…3/1 Donald Trump; 8/1 Elizabeth Warren; 10/1Hillary Clinton; Mike Pence; 14/1 Tim Kaine;Michael Bloomberg; 16/1 Bill de Blasio; 20/1 Cory Booker; Jeb Bush; Red Cruz. Others on request.