William Hill: Betting Patterns on Trump Similar to Brexit Vote

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British betting site WilliamHill.com has noted an interesting trend in bets made on the outcome of the US election in recent weeks. According to the site, 65% of bets made have been in favor of a Trump victory — prompting a recent need to slash his odds from 11-2 down to 4-1. UK newspaper, The Independent, reports:

“… a lot more punters are putting smaller bets on Trump, almost exactly the same pattern as was seen in the run up to the Brexit vote when the money was for Remain but the majority of bets were for Leave …

William Hill’s spokesman and resident betting expert Graham Sharpe, an industry veteran of 44 years standing, said: “It’s very, very similar to the Brexit vote. There is a metropolitan media bias that says Trump can’t win, but they can’t vote. In betting terms, this is not a done deal. I see parallels with the Brexit vote at this stage.” 

What do you think? Is Trump still in the race? Will a good performance in the debate tonight be enough to get his odds neck and neck with Clinton? Let us know on Facebook or in the comments below.

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