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Andrea Calo 6th Nov 2008 - 15:43

Free bet goes to political punter from Bridgend

Barack Obama wasn’t the only US election winner on Tuesday night. Thanks to William Hill’s free bet competition a Bridgend man has got £100 in his Hills account to bet on an event of his choice.

Jay Toor of Bridgend impressed the Hills judges with his comment of 29 August, which they felt effectively foreshadowed the swing to Obama in US public opinion in the weeks running up to the election. It also looked ahead to the 2012 presidential election – for which William Hill has already made Barack Obama its even-money favourite to win.

Commenting on his win, Jay said, “This comes as a great surprise. I hope you enjoyed the elections as much as I did.

“Thanks very much and many congratulations to Obama!”

William Hill has a wide range of other political betting markets for political punters to bet on – including today’s Glenrothes by-election, the next permanent president of the European Union, and – of course – the 2012 US presidential election.


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