William Hill say that 74.9% of all the bets so far struck on the outcome of the EU Referendum, and 64.7% of the money gambled, have been for the 'Leave' Option.
'Since Boris Johnson entered the argument on the 'Leave' side we have seen an upsurge of betting interest on that outcome and have been forced to cut the odds twice' said William Hil spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hills, who once offered 1/4 (stake 4 for profit of 1) that the vote would be in favour of 'Remain', have had to lengthen the odds for that option to 2/5, (stake 5 for profit of 2) whilst twice shortening those for 'Leave' from an original 11/4 (stake 4 for profit of 11) to the current 7/4 (stake 4 for profit of 7).
'The Boris factor has certainly boosted those betting on Brexit' said Sharpe.
Hills have also seen backing for David Camweron to step down as Tory leader during 2016, curring the odds about that from 10/1 to 7/1. 'If the Prime Minister loses the EU Referendum argument there is a strong case to be made that he might stand down as Tory leader sooner rather than later' said Sharpe.
BORIS JOHNSON has been cut from 7/2 to 5/2 joint favourite by William Hill – the same odds as George Osborne – who also offer 8/1 Sajid Javid; 8/1 Theresa May; 10/1 Pritti Patel; 12/1 Michael Gove.
EU REF OUTCOME...2/5 Remain; 7/4 Leave. (ENGLISH VOTE - 2/5 Remain/7/4 Leave; WELSH VOTE- 2/9 Remain/3/1 Leave; SCOTTISH VOTE - 1/12 Remain/6/1 Leave)
%AGE VOTES FOR REMAIN.........10/11 55% OR MORE; 10/11 UNDER 55%
%AGE VOTING TURNOUT.............10/11 68% OR OVER; 10/11 UNDER 68%
WHEN WILL DAVID CAMERON CEASE TO BE TORY LEADER?.....7/1 2016; 10/1 2017; 8/1 2018; 5/4 2019; 10/11 2020; 14/1 2021 OR LATER
SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM BEFORE 2021- 4/7 NO; 5/4 YES