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William Hill – 2019 to be the ‘Year of Brexit’

The start of the 2016 Conservative Party Conference (Birmingham 2-5 October), has seen UK Prime Minister Theresa May declare that her party will look to trigger Article 50 by the ‘end of March 2017’. Once Article 50 is invoked the UK will begin its two-year process of leaving the European Union. Speaking to Conservative Party delegates, May stated that the …

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BOS – Politics a ‘real underdog market’ back on bookmakers agendas!

Changing political dynamics combined with unpredictable voter behaviour has seen politics return to the top of bookmakers’ agendas. Opening Betting on Sports (BOS) ‘Politics Session,’ Matthew Shaddick Head of Political Betting at Ladbrokes detailed to delegates that the market was no longer considered ‘expensive wallpaper’ used by bookmakers for PR outreach. Detailing a ‘vibrant market,’ Shaddick stated that recent political …

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UK government appoints Bill Moyes as new Chair of the Gambling Commission

The UK Department of Culture, Media & Sport has announced the appointment of Bill Moyes as new Chair of the Gambling Commission for a term of five years commencing this September. Moyes will take over the leadership of the UKGC from Philip Graf CBE. Karen Bradley the new UK Secretary for Culture, Media & Sport (appointed July 2016) confirmed the …

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William Hill – Brexit will happen In 2019…Probably!

Returning from her summer holidays in the Swiss Alps, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has again reiterated to her cabinet that ‘Brexit means Brexit’. Facing growing scepticism regarding the Conservative Party’s ability to negotiate a successful withdrawal from the European Union, May and her cabinet are expected to present the public with an initial Brexit update. The Conservative Party has …

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Betway grounds Gatwick’s new runway odds

The odds on Gatwick beating Heathrow in the bid for a new runway have been cut to 4/7 by Betway. It is now expected that Heathrow Airport will lose out in the runway battle as Betway lengthened these odds to 5/4. Betway’s Alan Alger stated: “Increasing UK airport capacity is broadly supported by most MPs, but the devil is in the detail …

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May appoints ‘loyalist’ Karen Bradley as Secretary of Culture, Media & Sport

New UK Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Karen Bradley as the new Secretary of Culture, Media & Sport replacing John Whittingdale who will no longer hold a Conservative Party cabinet position. Bradley, the former Home Office minister has been described as a ‘May Loyalist’, and will now lead the Department for Culture Media & Sports (DCMS) ensuring UK media …

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William Hill – Boris favourite to depart Theresa’s ‘Gang of Four’

As New UK Prime Minister Theresa May officially announced her first cabinet, UK news sources and political commentators have been surprised at the PM’s top four picks. Labelling May’s senior appointments as the ‘Gang of Four’, the PM would announce Philip Hammond as Chancellor of the Exchequer, supported by Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary with Amber Rudd securing Home Secretary. …

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William Hill – PM race MAYbe not a one horse race

  With Justice Secretary Michael Gove failing to make the final round of the Conservative Party leadership contest, William Hill has shortened its odds on Andrea Leadsom taking the Tory helm from 7/2 to 3/1. The leadership race is now down to its final two mares in Andrea Leadsom (Minister of Energy) and market favourite Theresa May (Home Secretary).    …

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“Stop Boris!” – Betfair places Theresa May as 11/8 Tory Leader favourite

Betfair has placed UK Home Secretary Theresa May as 11/8 market favourite to replace David Cameron as Conservative Party leader. With the Tory party in political turmoil following last Friday’s leadership resignation of  David Cameron, May becomes the market favourite having been branded as the  ‘Stop Boris’ candidate. ‘Leave’ campaign leader Boris Johnson has been placed as a close 11/5 …

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