EU referendum: Big bets for "In" backers as two gamblers put five-figure sums on Remain with one week to go

Edith Hancock
Follow Edith
Cheltenham Festival Of Horse Racing 2015
The high-rollers have come out for Remain (Source: Getty)

Brexiteers Nigel Farage and John Longworth might like to think they're heavy betters after placing modest sums on Britain voting to leave the EU on 23 June, but high-rolling Remainers are putting them to shame.

Bookies at Ladbrokes were stunned to see a first-time better stroll into the firm's Marble Arch branch and put £35,000 — in cash — on a vote to Remain on Thursday.

With odds of an "In" vote now at 4/7, the unnamed cash-buyer could take home £55,000 next week.

Read more: Bookies are bracing for a £150m betting bonanza on Thursday

Meanwhile in Mayfair, another well-heeled money buyer has bought a £10,000 stake on Britain staying in the EU after 23 June, and the betmaker says he's never been wrong before.

Bookies say the punter is "rarely seen in the shop", but every so often will come in to place a five-figure sum on what he believes to be an absolute certainty -- and he's got a good track record.

Read more: Bank of England: Brexit vote could be biggest risk to global economy

The last two bets the Mayfair gent placed included an £14,000 stake on Djokovic beating Murray in the final of the French open earlier this month, and £7,000 on New Zealand beating Australia in the rugby world cup final last year. These sure bets won the punter £18,000 and £9,000 respectively.

If successful, the gambler could pick up over £15,700 in profit on 24 June.