Budget Betting Winners and Losers

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Well, we dodged a bullet with “Hard Working Families” (Osborne went the more inclusive “Hard Working People”) but the Chancellor couldn’t resist putting in a “Two Kitchens” gag. That was a 10/1 shot when we opened up the betting, was backed into 5/1, and cost us enough to pay for a few ancillary kitchenettes.

On the bright side, we only took a couple of bets on a Grey tie (6/1) as the gamble on Blue (Evs) was thwarted. The speech went over the 55min line, which was a small loser for Ladbrokes.

We make it a shade of odds on that Osborne doesn’t deliver the 2016 Budget. Even if the Tories are still in government, there is a lot of talk that he might prefer to get out of the Treasury, possibly to the Foreign Office instead.

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Matthew Shaddick

Matthew Shaddick has been Head of Poliical Betting at Ladbrokes since 2008. He's a writer and odds-maker with particular expertise in UK and US elections. Also known to dabble in music, literary and other out of the way betting markets. Sometimes issues tips on horse racing and football, which are best ignored.