Tag Archives: Katie Baylis

Corbyn’s turn sees bookmakers point towards a ‘Snap Christmas’

Bookmaker trading teams have rushed to revise their UK political betting markets, as media reports that opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn will change the Labour Party’s stance on a December General Election (yet to be confirmed). With EU leaders agreeing to extend Article 50 negotiation terms until 31 January 2020, and with Conservative Party opposition withdrawing ‘No Deal Brexit’ from negotiations, it …

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Brexit’s ‘Super Saturday’ going down to the wire

A frantic 24 hours has seen all UK betting operators revise their political betting markets, with Brexit entering its do-or-die moment, as Parliament is summoned to a Saturday sitting, voting on PM Boris Johnson’s exit deal. On first delivery, the chances of Commons approving Johnson’s deal were met with scepticism, as yesterday betting exchange Smarkets reported that an extension of …

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No-Deal Brexit trading hits lowest trading price on Betfair Exchange

Following Boris Johnson’s controversial decision to prorogue parliament next month, the Betfair Exchange reports that the odds of a ‘no-deal Brexit’ are being traded at their lowest prices this year.  Odds of a no-deal scenario have now been priced at 5/4 according to Betfair, marking a drop from the 5/2 earlier this month, and 9/1 earlier this year. Updating the …

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Big Weekend delivers record breaking Cricket & Tennis markets

A weekend which saw four high profile sporting events take center stage has come to an end, with the Wimbledon and the Cricket World Cup final’s stealing the limelight.  Novak Djokovic fought through Wimbledon’s longest final in history to defeat Roger Federer, with England claiming the ICC World Cup after edging past New Zealand by lew of hitting more boundaries …

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Next Level! Betfair hails record breaking France 2019

Betfair has revealed that Tuesday night’s Women’s World Cup semi-final between England and the USA broke all Betfair Exchange wagering records for women’s football. A busy night on the Betfair Exchange saw a total £14 million wagered on the match, with Betfair explaining that the tournament in France has taken betting on women’s football to the next level. The thrilling …

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Bookmakers see all drama but no change in Brexit soap opera

As widely anticipated, PM Minister Theresa May lost her Brexit deal, as 432 ministers voted against her terms for exiting the European Union on 29 March 2019. May’s ‘record rejection’, would be countered by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn immediately triggering a ‘vote of no confidence’ in the government, seeking a snap General Election. Such a crushing Commons defeat would normally lead …

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SBC Bookies Corner: Grab’em by the Midterms

Billed as the most important midterm elections in modern US history, this 6 November US states decide their representatives for the House & Senate. Can the Democrats secure their much desired ‘Blue Wave’, or have polls underestimated President Trump yet again? Furthermore, will Midterms 2018 showcase the lead cast for the US  2020 General Election… SBC gets the bookies lowdown!   …

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SBC Bookies’ Corner – First Take on Russia 2018’s World Cup cast

Privet comrades, SBC’s Bookies Corner returns with industry stakeholders giving their first opinion on Russia 2018’s World Cup cast. Which teams have impressed bookmakers during the qualifying stages? Who are the current tournament favourites? Which failed teams will be missed most by bookmakers and will England roar or wimp out of another major football tournament? SBC gets the initial Russia …

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Punters buzzing as one of the biggest TV betting markets returns

This Sunday marks the opening of ‘one of the biggest TV betting markets of the year’ as ITV’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here kicks off from the Australian jungle. As reality TV punters wait with baited breath for the show to get underway, unsurprisingly given some of the big names in this year’s show, Betfair’s Katie Baylis …

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Punters backing the Blues for historic campaign

Manchester City’s scintillating start to the season has left punters with renewed optimism that the Blues could be in for a memorable campaign. Pep Guardiola’s side have already booked their place in the second round of the Champions League and have cruised to an eight point lead at the top of the Premier League, whilst retaining an undefeated record. Betfair’s …

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