Politics Betting: Who Will Be The Next Tory Leader?
August 20, 2017
Though a lot of punters still only look for sports betting markets when on a bookmaker website, Politics betting is becoming more and more popular. There are plenty of bookmakers that list quite a lot of markets. One of the most thorough is Winner. When on the site, you can head to the Winner sign in page and search for Politics betting. You will then be able to select the Next Permanent Leader of the Conservative Party market. This market has been grabbing particular interest in recent weeks.
In particular, Jacob Rees-Mogg has been attracting a lot of bets to be the next permanent Tory leader whenever current Prime Minister Theresa May steps down. Winner have odds of 9.0 on Rees-Mogg, after his odds have dropped in recent weeks. He is currently the fourth favourite, but with momentum behind him, he could offer good value. The current favourite is still David Davis, at odds of 4.0. The Brexit Secretary has been at short odds for quite a while, and he seems to have a lot of support within the party itself, which can go a long way.
Boris To Be Avoided?
Second favourite is the former Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who has gained a following over the years due to his comedic nature. He is seen as too much of a comedy figure in some circles though, and his odds of 7.0 are probably best avoided. The way things have gone for him over the last few years, placing a lay bet against Boris may be the best option.
At the same odds as Boris, Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond would be a decent safe bet as the chances are he would be considered a strong candidate should things go south for Mrs May. Amber Rudd has drifted out to 11.0 and if you’re feeling brave, Michael Gove is 21.0, with Jeremy Hunt and George Osbourne at 51.0 apiece.
One thing you have to consider when betting on this market is that you could be waiting a long time for any potential winnings. Who knows how much longer Theresa May will last, and she could still be leading the party for years to come.
As well as this betting market, the bookmaker Winner also offer quite a few special promotions, most of which can be turned into real cash profits through matched betting. Each offer will have a step by step guide on MatchedBets.com, to ensure that you guarantee a positive return.