British businessman bets $5million on Donald Trump
An unnamed British former-banker has bet £3.9million/$5million on Donald Trump coming out on top
in the US presidential election.
Betting insiders believe the businessman’s enormous $5million pledge is the biggest number ever wagered
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The unnamed financier – who is based overseas placed his bet with a private bookmaker in Curacao
in the Caribbean after reportedly speaking to ‘Trump camp insiders’
If the anonymous businessman’s hunch is successful, however, he could walk away with almost $15million
A source from the gambling industry told The Sun: ‘Word of this bet has done the rounds and we think it’s the
biggest ever made on politics.’
Three in four of all bets put forward in the last week of voting has been for President Trump, bookmaker Ladbrokes revealed.
Ladbrokes’ Jessica O’Reilly said: ‘Biden looks home and hosed according to the bookies and pollsters,
but even at the eleventh-hour punters are continuing to back Trump at the odds on offer.’
Another Briton today put £1million on bookies-favorite Biden winning and is set to take away £1.5million
if he’s right.
People were still rushing to place bets on the eve of Tuesday’s election and Matthew Shaddick,
Head of Politics Betting at Ladbrokes Coral Group, said it estimated about one billion pounds would
be wagered globally across the industry.
US President Donald Trump’s chances of re-election gained slightly over the weekend