The UK is officially in the process of leaving, and right now, members of Paddy Power can place their bet on which country will leave the EU next.
Very few saw Brexit actually being passed back in June of 2016. There was certainly an aura of discontent with the EU inside the UK, but it seemed too extreme for one of the continent’s most powerful nations to turn their back on the Union.
Nevertheless, the Brexit was passed unanimously, and by April of 2019 the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the EU. Now, one of the most popular online sportsbooks in the UK is allowing their members to place a wager on which nation leaves next.
Betting favorites to leave next
With all negative reactions to the UK leaving, it seems unlikely that a country would exit the EU sometime before 2025. Nonetheless, we’ve seen what can happen when a majority population feels threatened, and it’s not impossible to imagine another nation leaving soon.
At the moment, Italy is the betting favorite to leave the EU with odds of 1/1. Their exit would be a massive blow to what is already a delicate situation. Greece has had their own fair share of trouble with the European Union, and are another favorite to get out with odds of 2/1.
If you want to bet on which country will leave the EU next and feel like going with a long shot, consider placing a bet on Hungary. The migrant crisis has created a massive rift between Hungary and the EU, and it wouldn’t be entirely surprising to see them make UK gambling news by deciding to leave. Their odds are set at 10/1.
At this point it’s anyone’s guess which country will leave the EU next. Make sure to check out Paddy Power for a full list of 2017 political bets.