What’s believed to be the largest political bet ever – £400k at 1-4 on an #IndyRef NO

June 10th, 2014

Suddenly the high rollers are putting big money on NO

The punter, said to be a middle aged man, placed a bet via a banker’s draft 1/4 on an IndyRef NO at a William Hill’s betting shop in SW London. He stands to make a profit of £100,000 if that’s how the referendum goes.

Hill say they believe it to be the largest political bet ever in the UK, or even the world.

The punter is reported to be from Surrey and doesn’t have a Scottish accent.

The previous biggest #IndyRef bet was for £200k.

If you think that NO is pretty much a absolute certainty then this makes a lot of financial sense. I’m not so sure that I would have risked it.

Mike Smithson

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