Scottish Independence Referendum Betting Preview

SHARE

The question on the ballot papers might be asking for a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’, but bookies are offering a much wider range of markets that promise to make the outcome profitable for shrewd punters, whichever side of the border they're on.

Tighter Than Expected

From the off, the margins in the Scottish Independence Referendum have been much tighter than many of us, including the politicians at Westminster, could have predicted. Only days ago, a YouGov poll put the separatists ahead at 51 points to 49 – the first time the prospect of independence looked more like a probability. Whether the last minute rallying cries of David Cameron and Ed Miliband smacked of passion or panic, there are still no foregone conclusions in this campaign.

'Vote Percentage' Market

Nonetheless, bookies have consistently backed the Union to cling on, with Ladbrokes Sports offering a paltry 11/50 on a 'no' vote, and a tempting 3/1 on Scotland going it alone.

For players with their own hunch on which way the vote will swing come September 18th, the 'vote percentage' markets are an excellent way to cash in. With things likely to go down to the wire, a bet on the ‘yes’ vote receiving between 45 - 50% of the vote seems a sensible option, with Ladbrokes offering 10/11. For anyone sure that independence is on the cards, get on a 50 - 55% ‘yes’ vote at 7/2.

More Obscure Markets

If you think these markets are a little too close to call, there are plenty of other options for stats-savvy punters to explore. Players with a little local knowledge could make a packet by predicting the area with the highest percentage of 'yes' votes - Dundee is currently the hot favourite as the only city odds-on to vote to leave. There’s also the chance for budding economists to predict what the official Scottish currency will be in the case of independence.

'Turnout Percentage' Market

Even further removed from the emotionally charged political debate, the 'turnout percentage' market is an attractive prospect for neutrals. The turnout at the last three Scottish Parliament elections has been around the 50% mark, and Ladbrokes Sports are offering attractive odds of 6/1 on a turnout of less than 80% and a win for the ‘yes’ campaign.

Record Turnout Expected

Of course, with the stakes so high for the Scottish people, many are predicting a record turnout. The Daily Mail has reported that 97% of eligible voters have already signed up, while a YouGov poll found that 85% of people surveyed were 'absolutely certain' to vote next week.

For more political betting markets and all the latest Scottish Referendum odds, visit Ladbrokes Sports today!

Recommended Betting Sites

Terms and Conditions apply for all bonuses. Must be +18 to participate.

Betting Strategy Articles


Bookies Expecting More Misery for England in Perth
Bookies Expecting More Misery for England in Perth

After a week off for the players, the Ashes resumes this week with England facing the almost impossible task of coming back from 2-0 down in the series. Defeats in Brisbane and Adelaide mean that the ... Read More

Finding Value Bets Following World Cup Group Announcements
Finding Value Bets Following World Cup Group Announcements

The World Cup draws ever closer and the groups have now been announced. If you're planning on taking a punt on some of the games, finding value bets is – quite literally – your best bet, so here's som ... Read More

Conditions Push Odds to Favor England in Ashes Second Test
Conditions Push Odds to Favor England in Ashes Second Test

Doubts about the potential of England's Ashes Tour gathered pace during the Ben Stokes drama that emerged in September but with potentially damp conditions, the tourists won't get a better opportunity ... Read More

Consider the Double Results Bets for Rugby League WC Final
Consider the Double Results Bets for Rugby League WC Final

Both England and Australia have been leagues ahead of the competition thus far, so it’s only fitting that they meet in the 2018 World Cup Final for what promises to be a gripping face-off filled with ... Read More

Are Bookies Underestimating England in the Ashes First Test?
Are Bookies Underestimating England in the Ashes First Test?

One of cricket’s greatest rivalries resumes this week with the first Test of the Ashes, the biennial Test cricket series between England and Australia. With both teams tied on 32 wins each over the 13 ... Read More

Top Horses Experts are Backing at the Melbourne Cup 2017
Top Horses Experts are Backing at the Melbourne Cup 2017

The weather at the 2017 Melbourne Cup is expected to be less than sunny, though the real storm clouds have gathered above the stables of Harlem and Jon Snow. With the AU$6.25 million Emirates Melbourn ... Read More

Betting Navigation

Newsletter

Sign up for the free Gambling.com Newsletter to stay on top of all the best bonuses!
We will never share or misuse your personal information. Privacy Policy

Latest Betting Strategy

BettingGuides

Country Guide

DISCLAIMER: Online Wagering is illegal in some Jurisdictions. It is your responsibility to check your local regulations before playing online. GDC Trading Ltd takes no responsibility for your actions.
© 2011-2017 GDC Trading Limited. All Rights Reserved. Gambling.com is a registered trademark of GDC Trading Limited.
Terms and Conditions   |   Privacy Policy

facebookDownload_on_the_App_Store_Badge_US-UK_RGB_blk_4SVG_092917twitter