Tag Archives: Brexit

Gibraltar backs Remain as June EU Referendum approaches

The citizens of British overseas territory Gibraltar, are backing remaining in the European Union ahead of next month’s UK EU Referendum (23 June). The latest polls undertaken by various Gibraltar news sources, indicate that ‘The Rock’ is firmly committed to staying in the EU economic zone with results showing 85% of Gibraltarians wanting to remain (8% leave / 7% undecided). …

Read More »

Betfair’s ‘Brexit’ market on course to break political records

Betfair’s ‘Brexit’ market has exploded into life this week with just under £4m matched between customers in the last seven days, bringing the total traded in the market to £8m. ‘Remain’ has been backed into a heavy 2/5 favourite, with odds implying a 71% chance to win, whereas Brexit has weakened to a 12/5 outsider representing a 29% chance to win. …

Read More »

Obama’s intervention sees Boris’ Brexit bashed by bettors

Despite the hubbub which preceded it the EU referendum campaign only officially got underway on Friday 15th April, but it was a certain US President’s input which has had perhaps the greatest effect on betting.  Barack Obama issued something of a warning regarding the difficulty of trade deals between the US and Britain should Brexit go ahead. He stated that deals would …

Read More »

Bookies’ Corner: Brexit – Will we stay or will we go?

This, the second in SBC’s new Bookies’ Corner series, sees the experts from the world of betting hash out the EU Referendum and whether there’ll be a Brexit.  It has been speculated that Brexit may become the biggest political betting event in history. Political betting has been gaining popularity in recent times with the Scottish Referendum breaking records, and this …

Read More »

CMC Markets announces intention to float on LSE

CMC Markets, a spread betting broker and provider of online financial trading, has announced its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange. It is expected that the planned initial public offering, confirmed by the company today, will value the company at around £1 billion.  Founded in 1989 by former Tory party treasurer and “Brexit” campaigner Peter Cruddas, CMC Markets became a pioneer of online …

Read More »

Ladbrokes political market favours Brexit

Ladbrokes has surprised political commentators by announcing that the UK is more likely to leave the European Union than Greece. The bookmaker has placed Greece at 2/5 to remain a Eurozone member in 2015, while cutting the odds on a ‘Brexit’ from 7/2 to 3/1. Following last Sunday’s Greek Euro Referendum which saw the beleaguered nation vote NO to further …

Read More »