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Biggest bet on Yes £10 – Thousands staked on No

| 05.05.2011

No more than £10 has been placed on a ‘Yes’ result in the AV referendum in the last 48 hours according to Ladbrokes.

Whilst punters are happy to pile thousands on ‘No’ at odds as short as 1/33, confidence in ‘Yes’ appears to be at an all time low with the bravest bet being £10 at 10/1.

Yes is now also odds-on (1/2) to secure less than 40% of the vote.

The odds of Nick Clegg saying “It’s my fault” within 24 hours of the result have also been shortened from 16/1 to 12/1 as punters continue to predict misery for those in the ‘Yes’ camp.

It’s also just 2/1 any Lib-Dem walks away in the aftermath of the result.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “It’s looking bleak for ‘Yes’. The writing is on the wall as punters now view ‘No’ as a certainty and are prepared to risk thousands for a small return.”

he added: “We hope the coalition stays intact for 24 hours at least as any defection would hit us hard.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Yes to AV – 10/1
No to AV – 1/33

Yes % Vote
Under 40% – 1/2
40-45% – 11/4
45-50% – 8/1
50-55% – 10/1
55-60% – 12/1
60%+ – 100/1

Nick Clegg to say ‘It’s my fault’ 24 hours after AV result – 12/1
Any Lib-Dem minister or Cabinet member to resign within 24 hours of the AV result – 2/1



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.