We're four political betting experts. It's been a volatile couple of years in the world of politics, and we spend our time trying to predict what will happen next. Ask us anything!
We are four political betting experts working for well-known bookmakers (Ladbrokes & Star Sports) and prediction markets (Smarkets & Betfair). We are responsible for creating and overseeing all the political markets that people can bet on.
Although from competing companies, we interact regularly and are coming together here to field questions politics and betting - from how the odds are decided, to how often we get it right, and fundamentally how good of an indicator the markets are for what will happen in the future.
In a new age of misinformation and fake news, we believe that looking at the odds of something happening is one of the truest representations of what is likely to happen.
We have two experts from bookmakers (William & Matthew), where users bet against the company, and two from betting exchanges (Sarbjit & Paul), where users bet against each other.
Those taking part are:
Sarbjit Bakhshi (u/sarbjit_smarkets), Head of Political Markets, Smarkets. Proof: https://twitter.com/Sarbjit_pol/status/1185207230116835329
William Kedjanyi (u/Keejayov), Political Betting Analyst, Star Sports. Proof: https://twitter.com/KeejayOV2/status/1186599967873474561
Matthew Shaddick (u/Matthew_Shaddick), Head of Politics Betting at Ladbrokes Coral Group. Proof: https://twitter.com/shadsy/status/1186579479826698241
Paul Krishnamurty (u/paulmotty) of Betfair & politicalgambler.com Proof: https://twitter.com/paulmotty/status/1186588574214492161
So go ahead, ask us anything...