US election: €22,000 bet placed on Trump to win

The 22,000 betting slip
The 22,000 betting slip

A Dublin bookmaker has been forced to cut its price on Donald Trump winning the US Presidential Election after a bet of €22,000 cash was placed on the Republican candidate in the city on Tuesday lunchtime.

€10,000 of the bet was laid at 7/2 whilst €12,000 was placed at 3/1. As a result, Hillary Clinton has been eased to 1/4 from 1/5 to win the race to the White House.

“The bet on is the biggest we have seen for Trump in the US Presidential election and now he is hitting close to a €250K loser in the antepost book," said a BoyleSports spokesman.

He added: “It would certainly be the worst political result in a long time for us if Trump manages to win the race. After all we did get it wrong with the Brexit outcome, but somehow we still think, or hope that, Hillary will pull through as the eventual winner of the election.”