The ‘No’ camp may have thought that the fight was over when looking at recent opinion polls, but there has been a surge of Scottish nationalism on the back of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow says the bookmaker William Hill.
As I write Scotland are in third place in the medal tables with four golds, three silvers and 3 bronze medals. Only Australia (second) and England (first) are ahead of the home country.
William Hill says it has seen turnover for the Yes vote at the Scottish Referendum surge as patriotic Scots enjoy a successful start to the Commonwealth Games. Over £1 million has now been staked on the outcome of the referendum with William Hill, the biggest bet of which is £400,000 on a NO vote at 1/4. Should the customer from South London be correct in his prediction, he will collect a cheque for a cool £500,000.
The current odds for Scotland voting Yes to Independence are 4/1 with a No priced at 1/7.
"The amount bet on Independence is smashing political betting records and we have already taken more on this vote than we did on the last General Election. The Commonwealth Games seems to have acted as a catalyst for a run of bets on Scotland voting Yes to Independence and we could be forced to change the prices shortly," said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
What Will Be The Outcome Of The 2014 Scottish Referendum On Independence: 4/1 Yes – 1/7 No.
What Currency Will Scotland be using Two Years After A Possible Yes Vote?: 8/15 Sterling, 7/2 Own, 4/1 Euro, 16/1 Other.