Archive: Political Betting

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said that Galloway's supporters "have pulled off a political gamble of epic proportions."

Shock result: Galloway win triggers huge losses for bookies

Some punters who bet on a Galloway victory in Bradford last night walked away with up to £100,000, bookies Ladbrokes confirmed this morning.

Opinion Former Articles

  • The Odds: Fever pitch

    Betting interest in this election is so high that bookies will keep their telephone betting offices open throughout election night.

  • The Odds: Last minute bets

    Bookies are anticipating over £25million being gambled on the 2010 General Election across the UK with the success of the TV debates as election fever grips the UK.

  • The odds: Brown under fire

    The odds: Brown under fire

    Paddy Power has pushed out Gordon Brown's election odds following his gaffe today as Labour chances of winning the most seats at the General Election shrinking from 4/1 to 5/1.

  • The odds: BBC debate a two horse race

    The odds: BBC debate a two horse race

    Bookmakers say that punters are divided on who will win the final showdown, but there is little doubt about who will lose with Clegg and Cameron attracting equal amounts of support and Brown a long way behind.

  • The Odds: Cameron winner in final election debate

    The Odds: Cameron winner in final election debate

    Bookies have installed David Cameron as the favourite to win the third and final election debate as political betting continues to be popular amongst punters in the run up to the last live televised Leaders Debate and the General Election.

  • The odds: All eyes on the Lib Dem bubble

    The odds: All eyes on the Lib Dem bubble

    Odds on the Liberal Democrats drifted last night as polls show the debate was a close call. David Cameron and Gordon Brown both fought back against the Nick Clegg effect, delivering improved performances.

  • Is the Clegg bubble ready to burst?

    The odds: Clegg bubble ready to burst?

    Confidence in a second victory for the Liberal Democrat's Nick Clegg has begun to wane as punters turn to David Cameron in the Leader's Debate betting, report bookies today.

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