It says here that the English will bet on anything. Which is pretty much true, but I’m not that convinced that the UK is as all aflutter with general election betting as the bookmakers would have us believe. The political uncertainty does make political betting a more viable prospect than it’s ever been before but my hunch is that the bookies, who are claiming they will have turned over $40m in the month leading up to May6, are just using the media to ramp up their exposure. Seriously, would you rather bet on what colour tie Gordon Brown will be wearing at the next political debate or the outcome of Fulham v Hamburg, which is on at the same time? Read more.
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