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Weekend Review: Bookies celebrate Macron victory in “surprisingly” popular betting event

Kindred says the French election surpassed Brexit to become the second biggest political betting event ever

The election of French centrist Emmanuel Macron provided a timely boost for political traders on Sunday, with the election attracting “surprisingly” large volume, with the majority of bets on the outsider, Marine Le Pen. Punters were backing the 8/1 right-wing candidate to emulate Donald Trump and pull off an upset, but her landslide defeat had…

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