Politics

Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire: Odds on Who Might Replace Him

Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire: Odds on Who Might Replace Him

Federal Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who is a former Breyer law clerk, is among the early favorites to replace Breyer.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/26/2022

Boris Johnson to Be Ousted Say Oddsmakers: List Him at Nearly 1-4 Odds Out in 2022

Boris Johnson to Be Ousted Say Oddsmakers: List Him at Nearly 1-4 Odds Out in 2022

What do the oddsmakers know?   They believe United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson's days are numbered.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/20/2022

What Effect Will The Growing Rift Between Trump and DeSantis Have on 2024 Odds

What Effect Will The Growing Rift Between Trump and DeSantis Have on 2024 Odds

This seems to be coming full circle on Monday with Axios Jonathan Swan writing that Trump has referred to DeSantis as an ingrate with a "dull personality" and no realistic chance of beating him in a potential 2024 showdown.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/17/2022

Michele Obama 2024 Presidential Odds 65-1 With Joe Rogan Endorsement

Michele Obama 2024 Presidential Odds 65-1 With Joe Rogan Endorsement

Rogan said of Michelle Obama winning a presidential race against former US President Donald Trump, who has expressed interest in running again: "If she runs, she wins. She's great, she's intelligent, she's articulate, she's the wife of the best president that we have had in our lifetime."

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Dec/29/2021

Latest Political Odds Show Changing Projections in U.S. and U.K.

Latest Political Odds Show Changing Projections in U.S. and U.K.

Following their victories and progress in last week’s Gubernatorial elections, the Republicans continue to shorten their odds across the political betting markets.  Republicans are now -300 favorites to win the Senate with some states previously favoring the Democrats now favoring a GOP victory.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/12/2021

Jack Ciattarelli Would Have Paid $900 on $100 Bet With NJ Win

Jack Ciattarelli Would Have Paid $900 on $100 Bet With NJ Win

Jack Ciattarelli came so close to the upset but Wednesday evening the New Jersey governor's race was finally called for incumbent Phil Murphy, the Democrat.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Nov/03/2021

Youngkin Tops McAuliffe to Become Virginia's Next Governor Following Dramatic Odds Shift

Youngkin Tops McAuliffe to Become Virginia's Next Governor Following Dramatic Odds Shift

Meanwhile, in New Jersey, an upset win by Republican candidate Jack Ciattarelli would pay out $900 on a $100 bet should he pull it off.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Nov/03/2021

McAuliffe, Youngkin Dead Heat in Polls and Among Oddsmakers

McAuliffe, Youngkin Dead Heat in Polls and Among Oddsmakers

Tuesday's off year Elections has one marquee matchup and that's the Virginia Governor's race where Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin each sit at -120 odds to win.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Nov/02/2021

Betting Odds and Info for Tuesday’s Governor and Mayor Elections

Betting Odds and Info for Tuesday’s Governor and Mayor Elections

In a week, the presumed favorite for Virginia’s pivotal gubernatorial election Tuesday has lost that position.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/01/2021

Biden’s Bill Failure Causes Shift in 2024 Betting Odds Inbox

Biden’s Bill Failure Causes Shift in 2024 Betting Odds Inbox

In light of the Democrats failure to deliver President Joe Biden’s full “Build Back Better” bill, oddsmakers have flipped the 2024 Election odds.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/29/2021

McConnell Does Complete 180 on Herschel Walker: Oddsmakers Still Have Him Losing

McConnell Does 180 on Herschel Walker: Oddsmakers Still Have Him Losing

At +140 odds of winning the GA Senate race, Walker's ex once said he tried to kill her.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/28/2021

Odds of Joe Manchin Becoming a Republican

Odds of Joe Manchin Becoming a Republican

Reports surfaced last week that West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin may be considering changing his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican.  Manchin called the claims "bullshit".

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Oct/26/2021

Trump Takes First Lead in 2024 Election Odds

Trump Takes First Lead in 2024 Election Odds

Following the 2020 Election, the bookmakers made Donald Trump a hefty underdog to bounce back and not only be nominated for, but win the 2024 Presidency.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/11/2021

Pacquiao's Presidential Odds Are Not Favorable

Pacquiao's Presidential Odds Are Not Favorable

Manny Pacquiao announced this weekend that he's accepted the PDP-Laban party nomination and will run for Philippines President in 2022.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/20/2021

Oddsmaker Dave Mason: Trump Closing the Gap

Oddsmaker Dave Mason: Trump Closing the Gap

The big story may actually be Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' fall from grace in the polls as he had the second shortest odds among Republicans to become President.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/16/2021

Newsom to Remain California Governor Following Recall Vote

Newsom to Remain California Governor Following Recall Vote

Gavin Newsom was projected to win a special recall vote that would keep him in office as California Governor another year.  CNN made the projection shortly after 11:38 pm ET.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/14/2021

Newsom Removal as Governor of California: No Now Favored at -2000

Newsom Removal as Governor of California: No Now Favored at -2000

The 2021 California gubernatorial recall election is Tuesday, and BetOnline's numbers don't project a changing of the guard.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/13/2021

Recall Election Odds for Newsom, Vote Margin and Elder/Jenner Vote Share

Recall Election Odds for Newsom, Vote Margin and Elder/Jenner Vote Share

The 2021 California gubernatorial recall election is Tuesday, and the political betting markets aren't projecting a changing of the guard.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Sep/12/2021

Biden vs. Trump Boxing Odds?

Biden vs. Trump Boxing Odds?

Former US President Donald Trump says he’d beat the current President Joe Biden in a boxing match, three years after Biden threatened to ‘beat the hell out of him’.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/10/2021

Newsom Recall Odds Now at -1000 as New Polls Show Landslide

BetOnline has Newsom still California Governor on December 31 of this year at -1000.  Think he'll be out?  Bet $100 to win $550.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Sep/02/2021

Biden's Slide in the Betting Markets Amidst Afghan Crisis

Biden's Slide in the Betting Markets Amidst Afghan Crisis

A tumultuous news cycle speared by the tragedy and ongoing crisis in Afghanistan set off of vicious slide in the polls for President Joe Biden, which has filtered through to the betting markets.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Aug/27/2021

Joe Biden Approval Rating Over Under Odds By September 1, 2021

Joe Biden Approval Rating Over Under Odds By September 1, 2021

US President Joe Biden is having his worst day of his young Presidency and BetOnline has posted odds on what his approval rating will be as of September 1, 2021.  They have him priced at -120 for both the OVER and UNDER 47% with that number specifically provided by FiveThirtyEight.com.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/26/2021

Herschel Walker Underdog on Crowded Georgia Primary Odds List

Herschel Walker Underdog on Crowded Georgia Primary Odds List

Hall of Fame football player Herschel Walker has joined the crowded race to become Georgia’s next Republican candidate.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/25/2021

Biden Being Faded Amidst Afghanistan Chaos

Biden Being Faded Amidst Afghanistan Chaos

Consistent money for Biden to fail to complete a full-term has forced his odds to survive out to -190. He’s now +145 to remain as president until the 2025 inauguration.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/17/2021

Will Any Trump Win Election Odds

Will Any Trump Win Election Odds

Any Trump winning an election pays out $400 for every $100 bet.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/15/2021

Breaking News: Cuomo Resigns

A nearly five-month investigation concluded that Cuomo, a Democrat, broke both state and federal laws through the sexual harassment of multiple women.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/10/2021

New York Governor Betting Odds Favor Letitia James Among 11 Candidates

New York Governor Betting Odds Favor Letitia James Among 11 Candidates

It doesn't appear Andrew Cuomo will be re-elected as Governor of New York, and there's already an odds-on favorite in the betting markets for the next in line.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/04/2021

Love Gov. Andrew Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women, Probe Finds

A nearly five-month investigation has concluded that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo broke both state and federal laws through the sexual harassment of multiple women.  New York’s attorney general announced the findings Tuesday.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Aug/03/2021

Palin Alaska Senate Odds? Former Gov Teases She Might Jump Into The Ring

Palin Alaska Senate Odds?  Former Gov Teases She Might Jump Into The Ring

“If God wants me to do it I will,” Palin told an enthusiastic audience during a discussion last week with New Apostolic Reformation leader Ché Ahn, Right Wing Watch reported.  But what are the odds?

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jul/31/2021

Pressure Mounts for DeSantis in Florida: Second Shortest Odds for GOP Nomination

Pressure Mounts for DeSantis in Florida: Second Shortest Odds for GOP Nomination

Covid-19 in Florida now accounts for 1 in 5 new cases in the US and there is a red tide crisis on the state's West coast.  This comes as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is looking to cement himself as the frontrunner in the 2024 Presidential race, presumably.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jul/22/2021

Breaking News

Oliviera Favored Over Gaethje at UFC 274

Oliviera Favored Over Gaethje at UFC 274

Charles Oliviera is the -155 favorite, Justin Gaethje the +135 dog.

Safer Gambling in 2022 - Tips for Users and Potential Legislation from the Govt

Safer Gambling in 2022 - Tips for Users and Potential Legislation from the Govt

The gambling and iGaming industry in Ireland is worth millions of Euros a year. This shows, if nothing else, that those in Ireland are huge fans of online casinos and sports betting. The issues in Ireland are that many of the laws that regulate gambling are somewhat outdated. Some of these date back as far as 1930 and so can obviously never cover the phenomenon of online gambling.

Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire: Odds on Who Might Replace Him

Justice Stephen Breyer to Retire: Odds on Who Might Replace Him

Federal Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who is a former Breyer law clerk, is among the early favorites to replace Breyer.