Bookmakers bet on Britain staying in EU

The EU referendum is the biggest political event in British history, according to the bookmakers, who are putting their money on a vote for Britain to stay in on Thursday — though opinion polls are mixed. “I would be absolutely flabbergasted if the UK electorate vote to leave the EU,” Barry Orr, a spokesman for online betting exchange Betfair, told AFP. Betfair has matched bets worth nearly 60 million euros ($68 million), surpassing the 40 million euros matched on the 2012 election of US President Barack Obama.

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