Tag Archives: Brexit

UK Bookmakers – EU Referendum breaks all political betting records

British bookmakers have declared the EU Referendum to be the largest political betting market of all time as wagers pass the £100 million mark. This morning Ladbrokes stated that its ‘EU Referendum’ market had become its biggest non-sporting event of all time, beating the previous record held by last year’s UK General Election. William Hill declared that its customers had …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – BREXIT = No exit from robust gambling regulation

I moderated a European Update panel session at the annual conference of the International Association of Gaming Advisors, which took place earlier this month in Malta. Predictably, one topic that produced heated debate was the lack of harmonization, or even hope of harmonization, of gambling laws and licensing processes across the EU Member States but this led on to the …

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Betfair states that Brexit will break £50m barrier

With ‘Remain’ currently trading at a 77% chance and with just 13 days to go, Betfair’s ‘Brexit’ market is set to trade £50 million and in doing so make political betting history.  The EU referendum market has seemingly captured the attention of Betfair customers. There have been tens of thousands of individual trades ranging from £2 to £315,000 showing that …

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William Hill – High Rollers favour UK ‘Remain’ vote

Detailing wagering insight on its UK ‘EU Referendum’ market, William Hill has revealed that its ‘High Rollers’ favour a ‘Remain’ outcome on 23 June. This week saw the majority of bookmakers shorten their odds on a UK ‘Leave’ vote to 2/1, offering the shortest price on the outcome since the market opened. Fighting for their cause, pro-Leave camps have stated …

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William Hill – Heightened media coverage sees Michael Gove backed to be next Tory leader

William Hill has shortened the odds on Michael Gove becoming the next Conservative Party leader from 20/1 to 4/1 second favourite behind former London Mayor Boris Johnson. Gove and Johnson have become the Tory party faces of the ‘BREXIT’ campaign, arguing in favour of Britain leaving the European Union in the upcoming referendum on 23 June. At the forefront of …

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Significant market activity sees UK bookmakers slash odds on EU Referendum ‘Leave’ vote

Bookmakers believe that the outcome of the UK ‘EU Referendum’ (23 June) is set to go down to the wire as ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ camps enter their final weeks of public campaigning.   Just as ‘Leave’ had reached its longest odds, with the majority of UK bookmakers pricing the outcome at 7/1. This week bookmakers have moved to slash the …

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