ONLY A Labour or Conservative minority government, or a repeat of the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition are more likely outcomes than the SNP being involved in the next government, say bookmakers William Hill, who are offering odds of 7/1 that Nicola Sturgeon's Party will be involved in a government of coalition as a result of the General Election.
'Political punters have consistently bet on the SNP being involved in the next government and we have seen a flurry of three figure bets for the outcome in the past couple of days' said Hill's Media Relations Director, Graham Sharpe.
Hills offer just 5/1 that the SNP capture every single seat in Scotland, 8/1 that Alex Salmond becomes a Minister in the next government, and 6/4 that Ms Sturgeon herself will join her colleagues in Westminster as an MP before 2020.
HOW MANY SEATS WILL SNP WIN?......6/4 51 or more; 11/4 46-50; 11/4 41-45; 5/1 36-40...........10/11 50 or more; 10/11 49 or fewer.
LABOUR SEATS IN SCOTLAND.....6/4 0-5; 2/1 6-10; 4/1 11-15; 6/1 16-20; 10/1 21-25. Others on request.
CONSERVATIVE v LABOUR in Scotland: 1/7 Lab; 7/1 Cons; 8/1 tie.
JIM MURPHY to lose his seat to SNP?- 5/6............DANNY ALEXANDER to lose his seat to SNP-1/10 .........DOUGLAS ALEXANDER to lose his sdeat to SNP?- 1/3 CHARLES KENNEDY to lose his seat to SNP?-1/4
OUTCOME OF GENERAL ELECTION...13/8 Labour minority; 11/4 Conservative minority; 6/1 Con-LD coalition; 7/1 Coalition involving SNP; 7/1 Lab-LD coalition; 15/2 Conservative majority; 22/1 Labour majority; 25/1 Coalition involving DUP; 28/1 Coalition involving UKIP; 33/1 Coalition between Con-Lab; 40/1 Coalition involving Greens; 200/1 UKIP majority; 1000/1 Lib Dem majority.
1/10 Hung Parliament.