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Crazy US political bets online casinos will take

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posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 11:46 AM
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I was curious after a comment I left wondering what kind of bets these places will take, and wow... There are some gems. I think betting on politics is a bit sleezy, but I do often look to see what odds are to see what the people who are putting money on it think the results will be.

So, I'll put some of my favorites. to explain the format, if you see 10/1, that means 100 dollars would win you 1000, if you see 8/5, that means 500 would win you 800.

-Re-open Alcatraz as a working prison 14/1

-USA - Trump Specials - Trump To Withdraw The US From The UN Betting Odds 7/1

Trump to commission his own face to be added to Mount Rushmore in 2018 100/1

-Trump and Putin to take a Vacation together during Donalds 1st Presidential Term 125/1

-Trump to convert to Scientology 25/1

-The UN To Relocate Their Headquarters Outside Of The US During Trumps Presidency Betting Odds 9/1

-Will France Ask For The Statue Of Liberty Back Betting Odds 50/1

-Will Trump Complete His 1st Term In Office Betting Odds 1/2

-Trump to announce that aliens lifeforms exist 20/1


Now lets try to keep this thread lighthearted, this is more for kicks and giggles. Also, keep in mind these are silly prop bets, don't read too much into it.

Here is the source, feel free to add any that stand out to you. Quick side note, it is mainly one casino that is taking almost all of these bets. PaddyPower which has been in the news on many occasions when they take money on political bets, and sometimes pay out early when they think its a "sure thing" (and lose).
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posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 11:52 AM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker


Will people lose their minds over some of the Trump odds in your Original Post?

Odds: 1/1,000,000.




edit on 9-8-2018 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude has no beer



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 11:54 AM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker
Of course the bookmakers will accept bets on unlikely events, because they make an easy profit when the events don't happen. By the examples quoted, they don't seem to be offering very generous odds, either.



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 11:54 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: CriticalStinker


Will people lose their minds over some of the Trump odds in your Original Post?

Odds: 1/1,000,000.





Haha, I sat here and scrolled through all the forums for a while, trying to decide where it fit.

I humored the mudpit, but I didn't want to frame this for argument. That may soon reveal itself to be my folly.



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 12:06 PM
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What's the over/under for the collective reee's causing a seismic eruption when Trump wins his second term?


I'll take 100 over, Charlie.



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 12:07 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

1/2 for him to complete his 1st term ?
Are they actual true odds?

Bookies don't like paying out. Wonder what info they made that book on



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 12:08 PM
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originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986
What's the over/under for the collective reee's causing a seismic eruption when Trump wins his second term?


I'll take 100 over, Charlie.


Only thing they got close is the odds of Trump winning are 7/5.



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 12:10 PM
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originally posted by: cosmickat
a reply to: CriticalStinker

1/2 for him to complete his 1st term ?
Are they actual true odds?

Bookies don't like paying out. Wonder what info they made that book on


My guess would be history. It's rare that someone doesn't finish the first term.



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 12:15 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

Yeah..that is what I mean

Odds for that outcome should be waayyy shorter.
Like I would say 1/9 or less



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 12:16 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
Only thing they got close is the odds of Trump winning are 7/5.


Those are actually fairly decent odds.



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 12:18 PM
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originally posted by: cosmickat
a reply to: CriticalStinker

Yeah..that is what I mean

Odds for that outcome should be waayyy shorter.
Like I would say 1/9 or less


Oh, OK, I see what you're saying.

Yea, well with an active investigation and public conversation going around about it, they may lower it just based off of that.

Sometimes they make odds look really good though just to attract more bets, but that's usually with sports where they have a lot more people taking bets, so I doubt that's the case here.



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 12:21 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: CriticalStinker
Only thing they got close is the odds of Trump winning are 7/5.


Those are actually fairly decent odds.


There are some real gems for some of the contenders, though you have to take those with a grain of salt as more casinos take odds on who will win (more popular bet than the props) so they vary pretty widely.

The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) has a best payout of 50/1, Hillary has a best payout of 80/1.



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 12:55 PM
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Thanks for the thread.

I remember Intrade.com doing this — essentially — a few years back but it’s defunct now...I think. At any rate, the conversion to Scientology odds?? That’s awesome.

I remember PaddyPower, allegedly, killed it with all that ‘dumb money’ coming in on Conor McGregor this time last year.



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: BeefNoMeat

More notably, they paid out early for people who bet for Hillary to win, Brexit to not pass, and against entry of Greece into the EU. Though I've had theories as to why they would do that.

Never heard of a casino paying out early, even in sports when you bet the over and it's already hit.

edit: there is a better one than the Scientology bet, I was gonna leave it out to prevent thread drift, but we're not getting too much action anyways.

Trump to convert to Islam 50/1
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posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 01:05 PM
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a new era of sideshow circus show; the new American politics.

to think of the ones whom initially got this country off the ground, what would they think...

murka



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 01:17 PM
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originally posted by: odzeandennz
a new era of sideshow circus show; the new American politics.

to think of the ones whom initially got this country off the ground, what would they think...

murka


This isn't really anything new. Keep in mind the casinos are foreign, probably more of a reflection on them.

During the debates they took bets on what opponents would wear.



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 02:25 PM
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I'm still extremely bitter about not putting 2k down on the 100 to 1 odds sportsbet (Australia) had on Trump to win the election... I did contemplate it.

But then even talked my brother out of putting something down, who heard some (apparently) expert on talk back radio claiming Trump was a sure thing and was convinced the guy made sense... I mocked him for taking advise from late night talk back radio and assured him Hilary was gonna be the next POTUS.

Come to think of it, maybe that's the subconscious reason why I hate Trump so much... The guy cost me 200k AND made me look like complete idiot!

...LOL.



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 03:15 PM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa

Woof, that's why I don't humor those kinds of bets.



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 04:31 PM
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White House to confirm Melania is in fact a robot during 2018

Lol... place your bets for a nice 500/1 return



posted on Aug, 9 2018 @ 05:12 PM
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Crazy US political bets online casinos will take



Perhaps an ATS casino where we could wager flag, stars and points on our favorite politico, or doomporn date, or other exciting subjects.

btw...to all my conservative friends...I too took a beating on the last election at a British bookie joint.



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