US election smashes political betting records

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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.’

WILLIAM HILL: US ELECTION…..1/3 (75% CHANCE); 9/4 (30%) TRUMP………TO WIN THIS AND NEXT US ELECTION…5/2 CLINTON, 13/2 TRUMP…..

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

 

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

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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