A punter in the UK has placed what is believed to be the biggest political based bet in history, with his local William Hill Bookie. The middle-aged man from Surrey put down a massive £400,000 in total on the outcome of the Scottish Independence Referendum to be a no, at odds 1.25 which would in case of him winning give him £100,000 in profits.
The previous record is believed to a £200,000 bet on the same poll some years back, where the punter was clearly in favour of David Cameron.
"The previous record was a £200,000 bet also struck on a No vote in the Scottish referendum earlier in the campaign, and the same amount was gambled by a customer who backed David Cameron to become Tory leader." Graham Sharpe, Spokesman for William Hill said to The Courier.
After the massive bet, William Hill decided to lower the odds even more on the "No" outcome, as it seems clear that the voting's will result in so. Still the overall bet amount on the Independence Referendum has come to a surprise for William Hill:
"We are now well on the way to turning over £1 million on the outcome of the Scottish referendum, which is exceeding our expectations."