Hammond triggers Budget Buzzword Bingo payouts


Philip Hammond’s Autumn Budget led to a flurry of wins for Ladbrokes punters on Buzzword Bingo.

Many will have been pleased when the Chancellor said “Economicky” (16/1). Unsurprisingly he also said “Brexit”, which was the most popular pick at 1/3. Fit for the Future” (5/2) and “Crisis” (4/1) were also mentioned.

This could be Hammond’s last Budget. Our traders reckon he’s 1/2 to be gone by the time next year’s comes around.

Michael Gove is 4/1 favourite to replace him at the Treasury.

It’s 8/1 for John McDonnell to deliver a Labour Budget next November.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “This was a bonanza budget for the punters, but the Ladbrokes’ Political Desk’s Christmas Party has officially been cancelled”.

Budget Buzzword Bingo winners

Brexit – 1/3
Northern Powerhouse – 1/2
Prosperity – 4/6
Challenges Ahead – 2/1
Fit for the Future – 5/2
Bright Future – 3/1
Outward Looking – 3/1
Crisis – 4/1
Economicky – 16/1

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Next Chancellor of the Exchequer

Michael Gove – 4/1
Jeremy Hunt – 6/1
Sajid Javid – 6/1
Amber Rudd – 8/1
John McDonnell – 8/1
David Gauke – 10/1
Chris Grayling –12/1
Greg Clark – 12/1
Jacob Rees-Mogg – 16/1
Andrea Leadsom – 20/1
Boris Johnson – 25/1

Will Hammond deliver the 2018 Autumn Budget?

No – 1/2
Yes – 6/4

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication



Daniel Anwar

Daniel has covered sports for Squawka, FourFourTwo and iSportconnect. He is a naively optimistic Arsenal fan and is also passionate about music, film and chicken wings.