Hotel owner wins £100,000 after betting on Donald Trump to become US President

John Mappin said Donald Trump's presidency was a "sure thing". Credit: ITV News

A businessman received a call from Donald Trump's son after he won more than £100,000 betting on the property mogul and reality TV star to win the US Presidential election.

John Mappin, who owns Camelot Castle Hotel in Tintagel, Cornwall, was so convinced Trump would win the election he bet £3,500 as soon as his presidency bid was announced.

"I've been working with an information analyst system for about 20 years," he said.

"The purpose of it is to predict outcomes. I was examining information out of America, specifically social media patterns. When Donald Trump's presidency bid was announced we really knew three hours later that he was going to win."

Mappin used the proceeds of his first bet on Trump winning the Republican nomination to back him beating Hillary Clinton.

The 51-year-old told ITV News how after his winnings he received a call from Eric Trump thanking him for his support and inviting him to meet the 45th President of the United States.