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UK General Election Race Over According To Paddy Power Who Pay Out On Conservatives Early
Tuesday 04 May 2010 at 10:22
The UK General Election Odds are over before a vote has been cast according to Paddy Power who are so sure that David Cameron's Conservatives are home and dry that they are paying out on all bets on Cameron to be PM and the Conservatives to win the most seats.
Paddy Announces Early Payout In Style
The cheeky bookie launched their early payout in the early hours of Tuesday morning by illuminating one side of the Houses of Parliament with a picture of David Cameron and the words “WE'RE PAYING OUT”. Cameron's strong performance in the final TV debate on Thursday saw a relentless tide of betting support for the Conservatives in the outright market, shortening the odds on the Tories winning most seats at the Election from 1/5 a week ago to just 1/16 with Paddy Power. Punters will be collecting over €100,000 from Paddy Power.
Paddy Admits The Race Is Over
Paddy Power himself said ”Dave is heading for Downing Street and punters can come and collect their cash.
“If money talks then what we have seen in the last few days tells us the Conservatives are going to win the Election. The only question remaining is whether they secure enough seats for the all important majority – and the betting is starting to suggest they can.”
However all might not yet be in vain for Clegg and Brown. In 2003 Paddy Power famously paid out early on Arsenal winning the Premier League, only to see Manchester United pip them at the post. So if Paddy Power have declared Dave the winner in Election betting the big question now is by how much will The Conservatives win.
Conservative Majority Odds
The most likely majority for the Conservatives is no majority at all, or even defeat! That outcome is 11/10 with Paddy Power and if there is a majority it looks set to be small, a 2-20 seat majority is currently 7/4 with Paddy Power. Next best at 5/2 with Paddy Power is a 22-40 seat majority whilst a 42-60 seat majority is 6/1 with Paddy Power. For more Majority Odds or other politics betting, visit the Paddy Power website.