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Olympic over/unders – The USA might be overrated

Olympic over/unders – The USA might be overrated

The greatest show in sport has had its opening ceremony and some events have already begun. While this is a political betting site many of us retain an interest in the Olympic betting markets, perhaps simply because they used to be lumped in with politics in the ‘Specials’ section of bookies’ websites. Team USA are heavy favourites to top the medal table, being at most 1/12 to win most medals and 1/8 to win most golds. This is a feat…

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BBC Sports Personality of the Year – Doubting Dina Asher Smith

BBC Sports Personality of the Year – Doubting Dina Asher Smith

With less than a week to go to the Olympic opening ceremony, the race for BBC Sports Personality of the Year (aka SPotY) is heating up nicely. Every 4 years the award is dominated by Olympic champions. You have to go back to 1996 to find a non-Olympic winner (Damon Hill, F1 Champion), though some winners are Olympians whose biggest achievement that year was outside the Olympics (Andy Murray in 2016, for example, won Wimbledon too). This year, the pattern…

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They Gush over Truss: Betting on the next Tory Leader

They Gush over Truss: Betting on the next Tory Leader

As previously discussed, I suspect Boris Johnson won’t be departing Downing Street very soon – but one day he will. And while bets which are for long and uncertain durations aren’t ideal, there may be value in betting on his successor. Sunak is probably too short* *(In the betting markets: Stop sniggering at the back!) The strong frontrunner is Rishi Sunak, and it’s obvious why. He is: Very popular with the public (net positive approvals are rare these days); Chancellor…

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We are Getting too excited over Galloway

We are Getting too excited over Galloway

Batley and Spen might allow the Tories another rare and significant government by-election gain. But in the last few days attention has turned to the third party running: George Galloway’s Workers Party of Britain. Galloway, once a Labour MP but for over a decade a thorn in their (left) side, is running with a clear target: If he can cause a Labour loss, or even push them into 3rd, then Keir Starmer will have to resign. Leaving aside how much…

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