Gambler backs England in £50,000 Euro treble



A gambler has laid a £50,000 treble bet that England will beat Slovakia, Hungary will beat San Marino and the Czech Republic will beat Moldova.

The man, who placed the bet at a William Hill betting shop in East London, stands to make a profit of £17,734 if all three win.

England are 1/5 to win their Euro qualifier while Hungary and the Czech Republic are both 1/16 to with their matches.

"It is a bold gamble which would have been impossible before betting tax was abolished," commented William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe.