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Gamblers backing Conservatives above Labour in UK election

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Gamblers backing Conservatives above Labour in UK election

<p>Professional punters are backing the ruling Conservatives in the UK’s snap general election, it’s emerged.</p> <p>John Hill, PR manager at UK bookmakers Coral, said the biggest sums had been put on the Tories, with some betting up to 20,000 <span class="caps">GBP</span> (23,081 euros).</p> <p>Hill said the odds his firm were offering suggested the election was a “one horse race”.</p> <p>He said among the strangest bets Coral had received was one backing <span class="caps">UKIP</span> to pick up the most seats – something Hill said was impossible.</p> <p>He added: “The odds on Labour getting the most seats have crumbled this afternoon and we’re still convinced the Conservatives will pick up the most seats.”</p> <p>Watch the full interview below:</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Feuronews%2Fvideos%2F10155034620848110%2F&show_text=0&width=225" width="670" height="800" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allowFullScreen="true"></iframe></p>