Betfair Exchange sparks row after suspending US election betting

Flutter-owned outfit halts US election markets after President Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis as Smarkets and Matchbook keep betting open

Betfair Exchange drew criticism at the weekend for its decision to suspend all US presidential election betting markets following President Trump’s admission to hospital by helicopter on Friday after contracting Covid-19. Bosses at the exchange halted betting on Friday following Trump’s diagnosis to “protect customers” with unmatched bets, but then reopened the markets to allow…

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