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Coalition's 'miracle' win due to focused campaign

Two days before Australia's national election, a betting agency was so confident of the result that it began paying out more than A$1.3 million (S$1.2 million) to those who had bet on a victory for the Labor Party.

The agency, Sportsbet, could be forgiven for its mistake.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 20, 2019, with the headline 'Coalition's 'miracle' win due to focused campaign'. Print Edition | Subscribe