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Boris still the favourite in spite of the polls

January 24th, 2012

Inevitably there’s been movement on the London mayoral betting following the YouGov and ComRes polls whih both had Ken narrowly ahead. But based on Betfair prices Boris is a 60% favourite with Ken at 40%. There’s clearly a long way to go.

The best bookmaker price you can get with Boris is 8/13 while Ken can be had at 13/8.

The election takes place in May.

Betfair still undecided on Iowa

The betting exchange has yet to follow major bookmakers such as William Hill, Ladbrokes and Bet365 and paid out on Rick Santorum bets in Iowa even though the only official announcement that there’s been has him as the winner.

Different Betfair customers seem to be getting different responses and I know appeals to the IBAS arbitration service have been submitted or are in the process of being.

Betfair has yet to give me a firm response either way.

This is a tough one for all bookmakers though it was made very clear that the originial numbers, with Romney ahead by 8, would have to be verified and certified.

Hopefully there will be news from the betting exchange today.

Mike Smithson @MikeSmithsonOGH