You win some, you lose some: Putney gambler loses £15,000 on Scottish independence bet while London businessman scoops £200,000 windfall

London gamblers betted with their heads rather than their hearts as 79% stuck money on a Scottish ‘No’ vote – with one audacious better pocketing a £200,000 windfall.

The big spender placed £900,000 on Scotland remaining part of the union with William Hill.

William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams described the businessman as ‘very much an investor’.

Ahead of the count he said: “He thinks that it’s a very safe bet.

“He is probably sweating a bit but he is confident as he made the last portion of the bet on Tuesday.”

But as the tills rang for this unnamed better, a Putney man will have more reasons that most to begrudge union supporters.

He placed a £15,000 cash bet at his Coral Bookmakers last week and was set to scoop £20,545.54 if Scotland had opted for independence.

Coral Bookmakers rushed to slash the odds from 11/4 from 10/3 after the bet was placed in their Putney high street branch.

Picture courtesy of Images_of_Money, with thanks

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