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The Battleground Blitz: Name the State Romney Wins First

| 03.11.2012

One market you’ll find at Ladbrokes and nowhere else is our Battleground Blitz puzzler. A great bet for anyone thinking of staying up on election night.

Check out the list of states. At the top you’ll see states that look hard for Romney to win.

At the bottom should be certainties for Mitt. In the middle are the battleground states. The question you have to answer is; how far down the list will you have to go before finding a state that Romney wins?

So if Mitt takes Pennsylvania but loses all of the states above that, you’re on a 20/1 winner. Let’s say the results go exactly as Ladbrokes’ current state by state betting suggests. Then Florida will be the winner here, currently a 4/1 shot.

New Hampshire is our worst result at the moment, now an 8/1 shot from the opening 20/1. If Romney takes the Granite State, chances are he’s going to be President.

On the other hand, If you think Obama is going to have a good night, Missouri at 8/1 might be the place to go. You will need Romney to blow out of every single swing stake for it to go that far, but it might only take a small shift to the President to make that happen.

Connecticut 100/1
New Jersey 100/1
New Mexico 50/1
Oregon 66/1
Minnesota 50/1
Michigan 50/1
Pennsylvania 20/1
Wisconsin 10/1
Nevada 12/1
New Hampshire 8/1
Ohio 14/1
Iowa 14/1
Virginia 4/1
Colorado 8/1
Florida 4/1
North Carolina 4/1
Missouri 8/1
Montana 50/1
Arizona 100/1
Indiana 100/1
Utah 100/1
None of these 100/1

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Matthew Shaddick

Matthew Shaddick has been Head of Poliical Betting at Ladbrokes since 2008. He's a writer and odds-maker with particular expertise in UK and US elections.
Also known to dabble in music, literary and other out of the way betting markets. Sometimes issues tips on horse racing and football, which are best ignored.