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Hillary Clinton no longer favorite with British bookmakers

Days before New Hampshire, British bookmakers adjust the odds on Clinton, Barack Obama now the favorite overseas.

Hillary Clinton no longer favorite with British bookmakers For the first time since announcing herself as a candidate, Hillary Clinton is no longer clear favorite to end up in the White House, say bookmakers William Hill who have now demoted her and promoted Barack Obama in the betting so that they are both joint favorites, each offered at odds of 13/8 to win the race. "Hillary was unchallenged favorite throughout 2007 but Barack Obama's momentum after Iowa has now brought him up alongside, and he is the one who has been attracting a string of hefty wagers while the biggest bet for Hillary since Iowa is a mere £200" said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe. "Punters who have staked bets of up to £20,000 on Hillary, assuming her to be a certainty, are beginning to feel a little apprehensive even this early in the campaign."

Hills now make Obama clear 1/3 favorite to come out on top in New Hampshire, with Hillary Clinton offered at 9/4 and John Edwards 16/1. Clinton and Obama are now 5/6 joint favorites to land the Democratic nomination with Hills who offer John Edwards and Al Gore both at 20/1. As reported earlier, British punters are expected to bet millions on the upcoming US Presidential Elections.

 Published on 01/06/2008

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