..

Odds on a US Government Shutdown: Betting Now Available

Written by:
Jagajeet Chiba
Published on:
Feb/28/2011
US Government Shutdown

As promised, Bookmaker.com, North America’s oldest established online gambling website, has released odds on a US Government shutdown and whether the US Congress will reach an agreement on a federal spending-cut bill for the rest of the fiscal year 2011.

“Yes” is the -140 favorite while “No” was listed at near even odds or -110

On the table now is a measure that would expand negotiations for another two weeks.  For the time being, the US government could potentially shut down as early as this coming Friday, with current funding about to run out. 

So what would a government shutdown mean exactly?

Parks, museums, state run public education, the Department of Motor Vehicles and passport offices would all be closed.  Don’t worry about airline security, the TSA will still be there to “molest” people.

The federal government has been running on temporary spending bills during the last few months.

- Jagajeet Chiba, Gambling911.com

Politics News

Tammy Duckworth Veepstake Odds Long Despite Endorsement

Tammy Duckworth Veepstakes Odds Long Despite Endorsement

Tammy Duckworth has 12-1 odds of being selected Joe Biden's running mate for the 2020 US Presidential election. 

Joe Biden Moves From -160 to -175 to Win 2020 Election

Joe Biden Moves From -160 to -175 to Win 2020 Election

Former US Vice President Joe Biden has seen his odds move from -160 to -175 to win the 2020 Presidential election.

Biden Dominates in Latest Poll, Odds Stay Steady for Now

Biden Dominates in Latest Poll, Odds Stay Steady for Now

Former Vice President Joe Biden has now taken a dominant lead in the polls over the sitting US President Donald Trump.  It was the largest national lead to date, up 14 points. 

Biden Surges Ahead of Trump in Latest Odds

Biden Surges Ahead of Trump in Latest Odds

Following President Trump's rally in Tulsa, the betting markets have moved Joe Biden to a -160 favorite while Trump is a +130 underdog.  Those odds were holding steady as of Tuesday morning with the US President heading to another coronavirus hot spot of Arizona to give a speech before another crowd.

Trump Rally Sees Joe Biden's Odds Improve

Trump Rally Sees Joe Biden's Odds Improve

Dave Mason of BetOnline shared with Forbes.com that the site saw over 80% of all bets placed Saturday evening come in on the election, much of them during and immediately following US President Donald Trump's controversial rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Syndicate