We would have used the Voltaire quote, “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticise” as today’s title, except a cursory search suggests he never said it.
Nonetheless, this is quite an interesting discovery;
In fact, we have been able to find only one Australian (well, British but their Australian subsidiary) betting agency willing to take bets on the Same Sex Marriage plebiscite.
For those not aware of the Australian betting formats, they use the decimal method. Under this method and using the odds expressed by William Hill, a $10 bet would pay a $60 return if it wins.
Brexit and Trump surprised the pundits possibly due to voters understanding and being embarrassed by the stigma of having to admit to the people undertaking the surveys and exits polls that they were a xenophobic, sexist homophobe.
William Hill’s offer seems fair value, therefore, if you feel that the result will be close*.
But more importantly, when did every other bookmaker grow scruples and a social conscience?
Ah, when Twitter outrage mobs get to decide what is offensive or not. This is not necessarily a good development.