US election: Cornwall hotel-owner wins thousands on Trump victory bets

A hotel owner from Cornwall is among the big winners from the US election after placing a strong of bets on Donald Trump's win.

John Mappin, who owns the Camelot Castle Hotel in Cornwall, is now more than £100,000 better off after placing 30 bets with William Hill over the past 18 months on the billionaire businessman becoming commander-in-chief.

Trump was 150/1 to win when he announced his candidacy in June last year but overcame the odds to beat Hillary Clinton and become the 45th US President in January.

Donald Trump won the presidency with a late surge in support. Credit: ITV News

William Hill is also paying out £101,750 to a Nottingham betting shop customer who staked £37,000 - in two bets of £22,000 and £15,000 - on Mr Trump at odds of 7/4 last week.

The bookmaker said it took a record £4 million on the outcome of the US election.

Trump's win marks one of the biggest upsets in US electoral history. Credit: ITV News

Graham Sharpe from William Hill said: