..

Obama Bets No Longer Taken at Some Sites

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Oct/20/2008

How big a "lock" is Barack Obama to win the US Presidential race come three weeks from now? So big that some online gambling sites have removed this betting option from its menu, including the oldest North American facing bookmaker, BetCRIS.com

Obama was now listed with -700 odds at Sportsbook.com. It was just over a month ago that the Democratic nominee was listed with even odds. What's the difference? Anyone who got in on Obama at that time immediately following the Republican convention could be looking at a $100 payout for every $100 bet. Today one would have to wager $700 just to win $100.

If John McCain were to somehow win, the payout would be $400 for every $100 bet at Sportsbook.com

Obama now leads McCain 50 per cent to 44 per cent among likely US voters in the latest three-day tracking poll. On Sunday he received a pivotal endorsement from former Republican Secretary of State Collin Powell.

Obama is also capturing the lead in traditional Republican strongholds such as Virginia.

According to the Federal Election Commission, Obama has three times more money on hand than McCain to spend on advertising.

---

Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher

Politics News

Odds Imply Burr Will Resign and Bernie will Endorse Biden

Odds Imply Burr Will Resign and Bernie will Endorse Biden

With no sports to bet on, gamblers are turning their attention to the political landscape.

Biden-Sanders Elbow Bump Gets Good Action

No sports, no problem.  BetOnline is offering plenty of wagering on other events including last night's Democratic Debate between Bernie Sands and Joe Biden.

Trump's Re-Election Odds Dropping Amid Pandemic Handling

Trump's Re-Election Odds Dropping Amid Pandemic Handling

Over the last few months, bettors were heavily backing President Trump to be re-elected, but that trend has changed during the past week.

Primary Betting Odds March 10

Primary Betting Odds March 10

Primary betting odds are available for Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Washington State.

According to the Odds, Warren Will Endorse This Candidate

According to the Odds, Warren Will Endorse This Candidate

While Biden holds a large lead in terms of the Democratic nominee odds, it feels like Elizabeth Warren's endorsement, should she give one, will carry a lot of clout in the race.

Syndicate