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Can the bookies tell us who will be the next prime minister?

Can the bookies tell us who will be the next prime minister?

Some pundits swear by the idea the betting markets are a stronger indicator of an upcoming election's outcome than any polling. But how does it work?

Richardson: Punters go for Labor on the bigger picture

Richardson: Punters go for Labor on the bigger picture

At the last federal election, the idea of picking results by looking at the betting markets was still in its infancy. This year, however it's all the rage, writes Charles Richardson.

A curious set of Senate odds

A curious set of Senate odds

The betting markets continue to move in Labor's favor, and Andrew Leigh continues to tell us that they're the most accurate predictor of results. But unnoticed by the media, one bookmaker has introduced an interesting new variant on election betting. Charles Richardson investigates.