Month: December 2017

  • Five political markets to follow in 2018

    Five political markets to follow in 2018

    The date of the next UK General Election Whilst political betting is fast becoming a global phenomenon, nothing still quite compares to an election in the country that revolutionised it. Each of the last four years has seen a major domestic poll and our latest General Election involved a wider array of speciality markets than […]

  • 2017 Review: The Year of the Liberal Backlash

    2017 Review: The Year of the Liberal Backlash

    For the third straight year, Betfair markets illustrated the new politics. Highly unpredictable, with conventional wisdom in crisis and unprecedented volatility. We have seen an outsider, with no party infrastructure, gatecrash the French presidency. The Democrats won Alabama. And Jeremy Corbyn came within a few constituencies of pulling off the greatest upset in the history […]

  • Toxic Moore means a win win scenario for Democrats

    Toxic Moore means a win win scenario for Democrats

    If you thought US politics would return to normality soon, tonight’s special election in Alabama should end that delusion. A race that would in normal times be entirely predictable and barely noted beyond the keenest followers has become a huge international story – for what it represents, the implications and because it remains on a […]