Odds Are Donald Trump Remains A Good Bet For President

If you want to make a little cash on the election then odds are Trump is the best bet

If you listen to bookmakers in Las Vegas and the United Kingdom, Hillary Clinton is still the favorite at 85%, giving her odds at 1:5.  This means for every dollar bet on Mrs. Clinton, the return is just $.20, which sounds like how our economy currently works.

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However, with the FBI’s announcement last week, her chances have gone down while Donald Trump’s is rising.  In Trump’s case, bookmakers are giving 2:1 odds, meaning for every dollar bet on Mr. Trump, the return is $2.  Not bad.  Over in the United Kingdom, the odds for Mr. Trump are as high as 4:1 and 6:1.

According to Oddsshark.com, Hillary’s chances “looked pretty solid heading into the final stretch of the campaign.  However, reports Friday afternoon that the FBI is investigating newly found Clinton emails have changed that sentiment and drastically affected the odds.”

Oddssharks also provides links to betting sites where you can place a bet on the race, such as Bovada.lv

I’ll be curious to see if the bookmakers are any smarter than our pollsters.  One thing is for sure, with only one week left in the presidential race, and Mrs. Clinton running into problems with the FBI inquiry, now is the time to place a bet if you are a Trump supporter.

As an aside, neither News Talk Florida nor the author, endorse the use of on-line gambling, (but it sure is interesting, isn’t it?).  Now, about the trifecta?

Keep the Faith!

News Talk Florida does not recommend gambling and provides the information in this story for both entertainment as well as background value only. We suggest that any wagering on the up coming election, if you must, be done with the proceeds going to your local charity. 


Tim Bryce is a freelance writer and management consultant located in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. As an avid writer and speaker, Tim discusses everything from business and management, to politics and morality, to systems and technology, and our ever changing world. His columns are educational and entertaining, discussing the things we tend to take for granted or overlook in our walk through life. He has published over a thousand such articles. In addition to his columns, Tim's audio segments are syndicated on the radio and in podcasts. He is also a former correspondent for the Tampa Tribune. As a management consultant, Tim specializes in systems and technology. He has traveled extensively around the world training and supporting a variety of companies of all sizes and shapes, from the boardroom to the trenches. Tim has authored several books on a variety of computer and management related subjects including "The IRM Revolution: Blueprint for the 21st Century" which was on the Top Ten list in Japan, and penned the "PRIDE" Methodologies for IRM." More recently, he published a four volume set entitled, "Bryce’s Uncommon Sense Series." Tim graduated from Ohio University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. His blog can be found at: timbryce.com E-mail: [email protected] Twitter: @timbryce