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Nigel Skinner
OLBG EDITOR

With 19 years of industry experience, Nigel now specialises in covering the betting angles to breaking political & entertainment news stories.

Nigel is a senior editor with 19 years of industry experience. Today he specialises in researching and writing about the betting angle to political and mainstream news stories.

Nigel's news

Sin Fein win NI Election but United Ireland No Nearer - 3/1 to be Unified before 2030

Sin Fein win NI Election but United Ireland No Nearer - 3/1 to be Unified before 2030

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One would have imagined with Sin Fein being elected in Northern Ireland, and the Alliance Party coming to prominence as a credible third party, along with the fact that because of the result the majority have voted for parties that...

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Taoiseach Betting: Leo Varadkar 60% to be Taioseach on Jan 1st, Mary Lou McDonals after Next GE

Taoiseach Betting: Leo Varadkar 60% to be Taioseach on Jan 1st, Mary Lou McDonals after Next GE

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It is pretty unlikely anything at the head of the Irish government will happen prior to the end of the year and for that reason, Leo Varadkar is given a 60% chance of remaining in place into 2022. Discussions of...

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Recession Betting: Bookmakers give 83% Chance that NO Recession is Recorded in 2022

Recession Betting: Bookmakers give 83% Chance that NO Recession is Recorded in 2022

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New betting odds based on the chances of a recession in the UK in 2022, give a huge vote of confidence that Rishi Sunak, the government and the Finance world can help avoid recession and offer odds of just 1.20...

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Bookies Offer 1000/1 Odds for United Ireland Referendum Before 2023 or 11/10 before 2030

Bookies Offer 1000/1 Odds for United Ireland Referendum Before 2023 or 11/10 before 2030

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Thoughts of a United Ireland could not have been further away in pre-Brexit days, but since 2016 and certainly, since the turn of the year, the possibility of reunification of the Republic and the Northern lands has been under speculation....

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Bookmakers Shorten Rishi Sunak to Win the Next General Election

Bookmakers Shorten Rishi Sunak to Win the Next General Election

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As Chancellor, one would expect Rishi Sunak to be in the news a great deal, and this weekend is no exception as details of granted planning permission for his home are in the news. Whilst that may be completed in...

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Betting Odds Suggest Angela Rayner Will Challenge Andy Burnham for Next Labour Leader

Betting Odds Suggest Angela Rayner Will Challenge Andy Burnham for Next Labour Leader

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In recent weeks bookmakers have demonstrated betting support has been coming in for Angela Rayner to be the next Labour leader after Keir Starmer by cutting her odds of taking the position to just 4/1 The odds represent a 20%...

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Bookmakers Odds Suggest The Crown and Royals to Win by Landslide at the Emmys

Bookmakers Odds Suggest The Crown and Royals to Win by Landslide at the Emmys

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The Emmy Awards take place on the 19th of September with the Crown nominated in 24 categories. Alongside this the interview Oprah Winfrey conducted between and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is also up for an Emmy, it looks like being a right royal awards ceremony.

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Donald Trump's Chance of Becoming the Next US President Keeps Increasing According to Bookmakers

Donald Trump's Chance of Becoming the Next US President Keeps Increasing According to Bookmakers

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Despite media blackouts and hearing very little about the former president of the United States, Donald Trump is finding support in bookmakers betting markets for who is going to be the next president of the US. Trump's probability, based on...

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Dominic Raab 'Next Cabinet Minister to Leave' Betting Odds Crash 25/1 to 12/1 after calls for Resignation

Dominic Raab 'Next Cabinet Minister to Leave' Betting Odds Crash 25/1 to 12/1 after calls for Resignation

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With calls for the resignation of Dominic Raab following what is being called a 'failure of judgment' by some, bookmakers have reacted by halving the odds from 25/1 to just 12/1 for him to be the next cabinet minister to...

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Biden Still 7/2 to Win the Time Person of the Year Award According to Bookmakers Odds

Biden Still 7/2 to Win the Time Person of the Year Award According to Bookmakers Odds

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Looking at the betting at online betting sites today for the Time person of the year, some may be surprised to find Joe Biden was the third favourite and the first human individual in the betting market. The odds suggesting...

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Betting Odds Shorten for Joe Biden to Not See Out Full US Presidential Term After Humiliation In Afghanistan

Betting Odds Shorten for Joe Biden to Not See Out Full US Presidential Term After Humiliation In Afghanistan

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The withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan was always going to be controversial but was expected to resonate well with voters, however, the swiftness of the collapse of the country has taken everyone by surprise, and it is showing President Biden in a poor light, it looks like his biggest test since he was inaugurated in January 2021.

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Mikel Arteta now favourite at odds of 11/4 to be first manager to lose his job

Mikel Arteta now favourite at odds of 11/4 to be first manager to lose his job

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The next manager-to-be-sacked market is always very lively with every defeat seeing an EPL Managers' odds being cut by the online bookmakers. The market changes with every set of games and currently after defeat at Brentford Mikel Arteta the Arsenal boss is in the bookmaker's crosshairs.

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Greta Thunberg at 16/1 with Bookmakers for Nobel Peace Prize following swipe at Fashion Industry in Vogue interview

Greta Thunberg at 16/1 with Bookmakers for Nobel Peace Prize following swipe at Fashion Industry in Vogue interview

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Vogue Scandinavia recently featured Greta Thunberg on the cover of their magazine, with their article inside including Thunberg accusing some companies of 'greenwash' ad campaigns which were there to make their clothes appear more sustainable, while not actually doing so....

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Rishi Sunak is the Clear Favourite to be the Next Conservative Leader with Betting Sites in 2022

Rishi Sunak is the Clear Favourite to be the Next Conservative Leader with Betting Sites in 2022

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Boris Johnson's popularity continues to wane although not as bad as one might think. Following the public suggestion of a demotion for Rishi Sunak and a Times claim that Johnson favours Liz Truss as next Conservative leader of the party,...

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