Hillary Clinton's odds of winning have shortened again, as betting on the Presidential election looks set to smash the Brexit record

 
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Hillary Clinton arrives to vote in Cappaqua, New York (Source: Getty)

The markets may be in stasis and Donald Trump may be muttering about the sheer expense of the whole affair - but one bookie has just quietly given Hillary Clinton the shortest odds of winning today's US Presidential election since the debates.

Today Betway gave Clinton odds of 1/5, down from 2/7, the shortest price it has offered since the final public debate, on 19 October. Trump, on the other hand, has been given odds of 100/30.

Meanwhile, Betfair gave Clinton odds of 1/4, putting Donald Trump at 4/1 - with Clinton accounting for 80 per cent of bets yesterday.

“With nearly £118m now traded it’s hard to see how it won’t surpass the £127m betting market record set by Brexit in June," said Barr Orr, a spokesperson for Betfair.

"It’s unlikely the market will trade anywhere near as much as Brexit did once polls were closed, which occasionally hit £10k per second, but if it does we would easily be looking at more than £150m total traded on the market.”

(Here's Trump complaining about the price of running for President...)

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