Tag Archives: Sarbjit Bakhshi

Biden and Trump flip-flopping for favouritism in US presidential race

As the US gears up for election season, Donald Trump and Joe Biden are currently joint favourites to become the next President of the United States. Both Trump and Biden are currently trading at 46% on Smarkets to win the presidential election, while Biden remains the clear front-runner in the Democratic race with 89% to Bernie Sanders’ 2%. Trump’s handling …

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Smarkets: Biden takes US presidential lead

As US election candidates continue on their campaign trail across the States, former Vice President Joe Biden has become one of the front-runners in the Democrats leadership race. SBC spoke to Smarkets’ Head of Political Markets Sarbjit Bakhshi, who explained some of the reasons behind Biden’s popularity, and why it could be a very volatile election come November time. SBC: …

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Smarkets: Biden gets his ‘Michigan sweep’ as Trump maintains Presidency lead

As the US gears up for election season, betting exchange Smarkets has suggested that Democratic front-runner Joe Biden has a 45% chance of becoming the next US president. Following a key victory in Michigan, Biden has successfully closed the gap with Donald Trump who is now trading at 51% to gain a second term. Currently trading at 93% to become …

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Bookies Corner – Super Tuesday holds no foregone conclusions

US media predicts a ‘Bernie Blowout’ as 14 states head to the polls in a critical ‘Super Tuesday’ (3 March) Democratic Party primary vote. Nevertheless, bookmakers believe that ‘primary season’ still holds plenty of twists, turns and unknowns as a divided DNC chooses its leader to dethrone Donald Trump’s Presidency.    SBC gets the bookies lowdown as a vital stage …

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Smarkets – Dismal TV outing lengthens Bloomberg’s DNC odds

Tracking the US Democratic Party leadership race, Smarkets Politics predicts that there will be ‘no Bloomberg Surprise’ as the DNC Primary heads towards its make-or-break ‘Super Tuesday’ ballot on Tuesday 3 March. This Wednesday billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who has reportedly spent $500 million on campaign advertising, made his TV debut in Las Vegas challenging DNC 2020 suitors. The TV debate …

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Smarkets tips Keir Starmer as new Labour leader

Following on from the Labour’s disastrous performance in last December’s General Election, losing 60 seats and recording its biggest electoral defeat since Michael Foot’s 1983 campaign, bookmakers are pricing the early contenders competing for Party leadership. With Jeremy Corbyn’s successor to be decided on April 4, former shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer continues to be the front runner, followed by …

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Bookies Corner – Final Take on UK 2019

Just one day of campaign shenanigans remains as the UK electorate heads for General Election 2019 polls on Thursday 12 December. How confident are bookmakers of their market readings, as polls and punters anticipate a Conservative majority outcome, or will  Britain be hung out to dry on its Brexit election… SBC gets the bookies lowdown.!  _______________ SBC: Entering the final …

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UK punters back Tory majority following Leaders’ debate

With the General Election looming, Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has maintained the backing of UK punters, with betting exchanges showing that punters are favouring a Tory majority government. Tuesday’s leaders debate, which saw Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn go head-to-head on ITV, saw the two clash over topics such as Brexit and the NHS.  But with controversies over the Tory party …

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Bookies Corner: A Snap Christmas is betting’s most intriguing market

In a bid to break Brexit’s three-year deadlock over British politics, the UK will head to the polls on 12 December, as Parliament delivers the nation’s first ‘Christmas Election’ since 1923. How do bookmakers assess a General Election of multiple variables, divided constituencies, seasonal factors and fractured parties…  SBC gets the bookies lowdown! ________________________ SBC: For the Conservative Party to …

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UK not leaving EU on October 31 trading on exchanges at 97%

Punters have shown little faith in PM Boris Johnson passing his Brexit deal in Parliament before the 31st October, with the possibility of a deal being reached currently trading at 3% on the Smarkets betting exchange.  Johnson continues to face an uphill battle in Westminster, having lost a succession of important votes since taking up the role of Prime Minister.  …

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