As the big day gets closer Sporting Index returns to political spread betting

September 5th, 2014

Not too long after the 2012 White House race Sporting Index disappeared from the political betting scene. This was to be much regretted. I’m a huge spread betting fan and just love the way that political futures can be traded like stocks and shares.

Well SPIN has found the Scottish Referendum irresistible. It has become a massive, in political betting terms, market and across the board the bookies are reporting high levels of activity.

There are two SPIN spread markets:-

Independence Index: 4.8 – 6.3 (Yes = 25, No = 0)

Turnout percentage: 78 – 79

Hopefully this will be a precursor to the firm operating its usual General Election spread betting markets.

Mike Smithson

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