That’s Rudd rooted then, Bookie pays out all Coalition bets

An Aussie bookmaker has paid out on a Coalition win…if the bookies abandon you that is pretty much the end of things for Kevin Rudd.

Sportsbet has declared the federal election a one-horse race and we’re paying out all bets on the Coalition nine days before Australia goes to the polls.

We’re so confident of a landslide Coalition victory for Tony Abbott and his team, we’ve paid out more than $1.5 million in bets to our members – a first in Australian federal election history.

Following last night’s third and final debate between the two leaders, the Coalition is at Black Caviar-like odds ($1.03) to claim government. (We paid out on the wonder mare as well!)

Kevin Rudd and Labor is $11 to win the election – their highest price since betting markets opened immediately following the 2010 federal election. 

As it stands in Sportsbet’s electorate markets:

• The Coaltion are favourites in 90 electorates

• Labor are favourites in 56 electorates

• Katter’s Australian Party is favourite in 1 electorate (Kennedy – QLD)

• Independents are favourite in 1 electorate (Denison – TAS)

• 2 electorates are currently too close to call (Lyons – TAS, and Lingiari – NT)

The Coalition are favoured to win 34 more seats than Labor.


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  • blokeintakapuna

    Ouch! now that’s a thumping 9 days out!
    Maybe they need MMP in Aussie?

    • AngryTory

      Or maybe Ipredict should be that honest and pay out on 2014 now.

  • That’s ballsy, paying out before the event is finished. He could be caught with his todger in a farm animal tomorrow!

    • James

      Will that go against him though? Firstly – it is Australia, and secondly – he is up against Rudd.

      • burn….

        • LabTested

          When I was in the army our unit song was ‘Beer Beer Beer said the Gunners’. We were on exercise with some Australians once & their song went Beastialitys best Mate …. fuk a Wallaby.

  • Dave Broad

    Means they don’t have to accept further bets on the outcome.

  • LesleyNZ

    Does this mean the end of Green rule in Oz?

  • AngryTory

    Australian labor’s very own Cuntliffe did well for them then!

    And with Abbott’s refreshing stands on fighting corruption, fighting unions, and fighting political fraud, Rudd should be the last Labor PM ever.