June 9, 2016 / 11:39 AM / a year ago

Betting odds indicate 78 percent probability of UK voting to stay in EU: Betfair

Illustration picture of postal ballot papers June 1, 2016 in London ahead of the June 23 BREXIT referendum when voters will decide whether Britain will remain in the European Union. REUTERS/Russell Boyce

LONDON (Reuters) - The implied probability of a British vote to stay in the European Union on June 23 rose at least two percentage points on Thursday to 78 percent, according to betting odds supplied by Betfair.

Earlier this week, betting odds indicated a 72 percent probability of an in vote.

While betting odds have consistently indicated an In vote, opinion pollsters have so far painted contradictory pictures of how Britons will vote.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Kate Holton

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