Biggest General Election Bet Yet: Hills Take £200,000 On Tories
William Hill have been forced to cut their odds of the Conservatives bagging the most seats after taking a £200,000 wager at 1/10 on Wednesday morning. It is now 1/12 that they do so with Labour 6/1. The wager was placed in a shop in South London and was paid for by banker’s draft.
“With less than 24 hours until voting starts, we have seen our first six figure General Election bid and it is highly likely the floodgates will open now,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “All of the bigger wagers we have taken so far on the Election have been for the Tories with a £70,000 on them winning at 1/7 the biggest bet on the outright market.”
General Election winner: 2/9 Conservatives; 4/1 no overall majority; 10/1 Labour; 250/1 Liberal Democrats; 500/1 UKIP
Most seats: 1/12 Conservative; 6/1 Labour; 500/1 Liberal Democrats; 1000/1 Greens; 1000/1 UKIP