Tag Archives: Theresa May

Bookmakers shorten Tory odds as Labour comeback fades

With less than 24-hours to go until polling stations open, UK bookmakers have shortened the odds on a Conservative Party UK 2017 General Election ‘majority victory’. This morning Paddy Power Politics, detailed that it had cut its ‘Tory Majority’ price from 1/4 to 2/9. Furthermore, the bookmaker has drifted Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s chances of becoming PM to 4/1, having …

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Paddy Power – Corbyn hits lowest price for General Election victory

Updating the media, Paddy Power Politics has informed that Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn appears to have turned the tide on PM Theresa May as ‘Jezza and Labour are proving to be a hit with punters’. Entering the last eight days of campaigning, Paddy Power, which holds a 4/5 performance rating on Bookmaker Ratings, has shortened Corbyn’s odds on becoming the …

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Betfair Politics – Labour shortens odds, but all markets point to Tory victory on 8 June

With just ten days to go until the UK hits the 2017 General Election polling stations on 8 June, Betfair Politics reports that it has recorded £22 million traded across its ‘UK 2017’ Exchange betting markets. The Labour Party which started its campaign being given the longest ever opposition odds of a General Election victory at 18/1, is now priced at …

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Snap General Election sees DCMS delay publication of industry FOBTs & Advertising review

The UK Department for Culture Media & Sports (DCMS) has chosen to delay the publication of its industry review of FOBTs practices and advertising standards following this week’s Snap General Election call by PM Theresa May. The report which is eagerly awaited by industry stakeholders was due to be published this April. However, in light of the General Election call …

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Bookmakers react to Theresa’s ‘Snap Call’

Bookmakers have had no time to ease back to work following the Easter Break as  Prime Minister Theresa May this morning called for an unexpected 8 June Snap UK General Election, in order to drive a clean mandate for Brexit. Reacting to the news, the majority of UK bookmakers have slashed the odds on a Conservative Party victory to 1/14 …

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Triggered Article 50 changes UK political betting dynamics

Having triggered Article 50 which begins the process of withdrawal from the European Union, the UK now enters an unprecedented cycle in its politics, with Brexit negotiations likely to dominate all political agenda and discussion. Following PM Theresa May’s official triggering of Article 50 on the 29 March, all bookmakers have updated their respective political markets as the Conservative government …

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William Hill – Odds lengthen for March Article 50 triggering

Following yesterday’s decision by the UK Supreme Court that the UK government cannot trigger Article 50 without the consent of Parliament, bookmaker William Hill has lengthened its odds on the UK beginning its EU exit negotiations’ before the end of March, the target date specified by Prime Minister Theresa May. Updating its ‘Article 50 deadline’ market William Hill has moved …

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Warwick Bartlett: GBGC – Industry’s route to Brexit

Warwick Bartlett Chief Executive of industry consultancy GBGC, details to SBC the potential effects of Brexit following further details of the UK’s EU departure presented by the government last week. _________________________ SBC: Now that PM Theresa May has confirmed that Britain will be leaving the EU Single Market, what impact do you feel the UK exit will have on the UK …

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UK General Election 2017 odds cut

Following the announcement that the government must await Parliament’s involvement before Article 50 can be triggered, William Hill has cut its odds about a General Election taking place next year from 6/4 to 6/5. Before you place that bet though, note that Hills makes 2020 the 10/11 favourite to be the year of the next General Election. The Conservatives are …

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‘What Will She Say?’ William Hill opens market on Theresa’s Tory conference closing speech

William Hill has priced Donald Trump at 3/1 (25% chance) to be mentioned in Theresa May’s closing speech to Conference on Wednesday 5 October. The FTSE bookmaker is pricing odds on a number of political words and phrases, which the new UK Prime Minister may well utter during the course of her closing speech (scheduled for 11:OO am – UK Time) …

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