There may still be four days left until New South Wales goes to the polls but online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has declared the election over and has paid out on a Coalition win before a vote has even been cast!
Thousands of Sportsbet punters now have their winnings in their accounts days in advance with over $50,000 paid out early.
Sportsbet are still taking bets on Saturday’s outcome but the weight of punter support for the LNP suggests the race has been run and won – with a Coalition victory at $1.05 and $9.50 for Labor.
“If you backed the Coalition you can spend your winnings before a sausage sizzle is turned on Saturday,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
“If you’ve backed Labor and we get this one drastically wrong, you will still get paid out should Labor shock the State.”
The current individual seat betting indicates the Coalition will win 52 seats with Labor favourites in 36.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au:
2015 NSW State Election Winner