MEDIA RELEASE NOVEMBER 14
PUNTERS LAUNCH INTO LABOR
Election betting agency Lasseters Sportsbook reports heavy support for the Kevin Rudd-led Labor
party following today's official election campaign launch in Brisbane, ahead of the November 24 poll.
Over the past week one punter has invested nearly $30,000 on the ALP in a sprinkling of individual
seats around the country including Bowman (QLD), Herbert (QLD), Longman (QLD) and Stirling (WA).
Labor's Jason Young has shortened in Bowman to $1.70 (from $2.10), George Colbran is into $1.65 (from $2.00) to win Herbert and Jon Sullivan's price has been slashed in Longman ($4.00 into $2.30).
The betting on individual seats has been reflected in the overall market with Labor's price cut to $1.30 (from $1.35) over the past 24 hours, and the Coalition's price has blown out to $3.50 (from $3.25).
"This push for Labor has been the strongest indication yet a change in government could become a reality," says Gerard Daffy from Lasseters. "It'll be very hard for the Coalition to win from here."
Lasseters Sportsbook earlier today took the unusual step of closing the market on the seat of
Wentworth after the legitimacy of George Newhouse's ALP candidacy was brought into question.
Australian Federal Election Seat of Bowman (QLD)
$1.30 Labor (Kevin Rudd) $1.70 Jason Young (ALP)
3.50 Coalition (John Howard) $2.00 Andrew Laming (LIB)
Seat of Herbert (QLD) Seat of Longman (QLD)
$1.65 George Colbran (ALP) $1.55 Mal Brough (LIB)
$2.10 Peter Lindsay (LIB) $2.30 Jon Sullivan (ALP)
Seat of Hasluck (WA) Seat of Stirling (WA)
$1.50 Sharryn Jackson (ALP) $1.72 Michael Keenan (LIB)
$2.40 Stuart Henry (LIB) $2.00 Peter Tinley (ALP)
Seat of Robertson (NSW) Seat of Eden-Monaro (NSW)
$1.80 Belinda Neal (ALP) $1.25 Mike Kelly (ALP)
$1.90 Jim Lloyd (LIB) $3.50 Gary Nairn (LIB)
Seat of Bennelong (NSW) Seat of Page (NSW)
$1.45 John Howard (LIB) $1.85 Chris Gulaptis (NP)
$2.60 Maxine McKew (ALP) $1.85 Janelle Safin (ALP)
Seat of Corangamite (VIC) La Trobe (VIC)
$1.75 Stewart McArthur (LIB) $1.65 Rodney Cocks (ALP)
$1.95 Darren Cheeseman (ALP) $2.10 Jason Wood (LIB)
Seat of Deakin (VIC) Seat of McMillan (VIC)
$1.80 Phillip Barresi (LIB) $1.80 Russell Broadbent (LIB)
$1.90 Mike Symon (ALP) $1.90 Christine Maxfield (ALP)
Seat of Solomon (NT)
$1.65 Damian Hale (ALP)
$2.10 Dave Tollner (LIB)