Super Tuesday proved to be just that for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, as the pair swept their rivals aside by dominating the polls across the 11 states casting their vote yesterday.
Republican candidate Trump claimed seven states, while Ted Cruz’s big hopes on what had been dubbed an SEC Primary saw him come home with three state wins, including his home state of Texas.
Marco Rubio meanwhile, suffered a difficult night, with only Minnesota coming through for the Florida Junior Senator, amid poor results in Vermont and Massachusetts.
Over in the Democrat corner, Clinton dominated in five of the six major southern states taking part, with rival Bernie Sanders only winning in Oklahoma as a failure to win over black voters severely hampered his campaign.
While romping to victory in his home state of Vermont, a narrow loss to Clinton in neighbouring Massachusetts was a blow.
The results have strengthened Trump and Clinton’s odds of winning their respective nominations, with the former US Apprentice host now 1/5 on for victory, while the ex-Secretary of State is now a huge 1/20.
Ted Cruz has come in from 33/1 to 20/1, but with anti-Trump voters still failing to unite behind a single candidate, it appears both he and Rubio face a losing battle.
It’s 3/1 however that no single candidate claims the GOP nomination before July’s convention.
He may be the outsider, but with the 69-year-old being 100/1 less than 12 months ago, it’s one mighty turnaround.
Matthew Shaddick of Ladbrokes said: “The punters who got on Trump at 100/1 last summer have just got a little closer to a huge payout. This was not a particularly Super Tuesday for us bookies.”
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.