Election Odds

Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has been a staple of Congress for more than a quarter century. Despite recent controversies, he is still a favorite to keep his seat. (Image: Mother Jones)

Lindsey Graham Election Odds Tighten After Amy Coney Barrett Hearings

Longtime US Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican once considered a near-lock for re-election in 2020, has seen his odds shrink after flip-flopping on Supreme Court vacancies, heavy fundraising by his Democratic opponent, and polls that show him in a dead heat with Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. Graham is […]

Both President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden offer numerous ways to make money during their third and final debate. Both Ladbrokes and MyBookie offer numerous prop bets on Thursday night's debate. (Image: FoxNews.com)

Presidential Debate Props: Betting on Dirty Words and Fashion Choices

For various reasons, George Carlin (dead), Andy Burnham (engaged in his own political battles), and Borat (any reason will do) won’t attend Thursday’s final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. But all three are represented in various debate prop bets put out by Ladbrokes and […]

Polls show Joe Biden with a lead over Donald Trump in Pennsylvania, one of several key battleground states in the 2020 presidential election. (Image: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

State of the States: Betting Odds for the Biggest Presidential Battlegrounds

Every middle school social studies student knows that the United States presidential race isn’t one election, but actually a series of state-level contests for electoral votes. That’s great news for bettors, as it means sportsbooks are offering odds not only on whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden wins the overall […]

Democratic challenger Joe Biden attracted 81% of wagers -- numbers that knocked his odds down to among their lowest of the 2020 presidential campaign. (Image: Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press)

Election Betting Numbers Keep Adding Up for a Biden Victory

As Democratic challenger Joe Biden takes in larger amounts of money, and with polls in battleground states and nationwide turning sharply against him, President Donald Trump’s re-election odds climbed to their highest points of the campaign. After taking them down following Trump’s positive test for COVID-19, overseas books put Trump’s […]

President Donald Trump's poor debate performance was surpassed thre days later by his postive coronavirus test. That prompted bookmakers around the world to suspend betting on the US presidential election. (Image: AP Photo)

Books Suspend Presidential Election Betting amid Trump’s COVID Uncertainty

With a few exceptions, betting markets across the world suspended US presidential election wagering in the wake of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump testing positive for COVID-19. Shops from the United Kingdom to Australia took odds off the board and halted betting on the hotly contested election. […]

Many oddsmakers around the world shut down their presidential betting markets in the wake of news that President Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. (Image: Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

Trump COVID-19 Announcement Rocks Presidential Betting Markets

Donald Trump’s positive COVID-19 test has thrown a new degree of uncertainty into the US presidential election – enough so that bookmakers around the world no longer feel confident offering odds on the contest. President Trump announced that he had tested positive in the early hours of Friday morning. Oddsmakers: […]

DraftKings is offering players the chance to win $5,000 picking occurrences from the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. (Image: USA Today)

DraftKings Offers Free Contest Picking Presidential Debate Moments

How will President Trump and Joe Biden greet, who will hone in on China, and will they discuss Bernie Sanders? These are among the questions proposed by DraftKings in the DFS operator’s free-play contest for tonight’s presidential debate. The contest features a $50,000 prize pool, with $5,000 going to first […]

The first of three scheduled Presidential debates will be held Tuesday between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, and there are at least 40 prop bets gamblers can make. (Image: Getty)

Tuesday’s Presidential Debate Prop Bets Include Drinking Water, Cursing

The first presidential debate is Tuesday between Democratic candidate Joe Biden and Republican Donald Trump, and while political pundits have been handicapping who will win, oddsmakers are presenting gamblers with a myriad of prop bets. Two Internet sportsbooks, BetOnline and MyBookie, are offering debate props on everything from what the […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death at 87 last week made her the fourth-oldest Supreme Court Justice in American history. It also ignited what promises to be a brutal fight to replace her on the bench less than two months from the presidential election. (Image: US Supreme Court)

Supreme Court Betting: Amy Coney Barrett Heavy Favorite to Succeed RBG

It’s highly unlikely that Amy Coney Barrett will ever earn an affectionate three-letter-moniker like the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s “RBG,” but it’s very likely that the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Justice will replace Ginsberg on the US Supreme Court. Even as the country mourns Ginsburg and her civil rights […]

Maine Speaker of the House Sara Gideon is challenging Republican incumbent Susan Collins in one of the most competitive Senate races in the country. (Image: Robert Bukaty/AP Photo)

US Senate Election Betting Puts GOP on Defense to Hold Power

Partially lost in the intense heat and blinding light of the latest Presidential election news — including Sen. Kamala Harris’ historic ascension as the presumptive vice presidential nominee — is an intense coast-to-coast battle for the US Senate. On the eve of the 2020 virtual Democratic National Convention, political betting […]

Ladbrokes offers a smorgasbord of prop bets on when Donald Trump will leave office. You can even bet on him self-pardoning himself. (Image: Drew Angerer/Getty)

Wanna Bet on When Donald Trump Leaves Office? There’s a Prop for That

One of the tweets on President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed is a cover of Time magazine with various Trump campaign signs going off into the distant future. “Trump 2024,” followed by “Trump 2028,” “Trump 2032,” “Trump 2036,” and so on. The October 22, 2018, cover story in Time centered on […]

Former astronaut Mark Kelly is leading in his bid to capture a key Senate seat in Arizona. His victory is seen as key to Democratic hopes winning that state for the first time since 1996. (Image: Brian Ach/Getty)

Pick Six: Presidential Betting Favorites in Electoral Battleground States

It’s generally accepted wisdom that Donald Trump captured the 2016 presidential election by drawing to the Electoral College version of an inside straight. Trump won Electoral College delegates in every key battleground state he needed from Florida to Wisconsin, despite losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton. Ladbrokes took that […]

Vice Dice: Handicapping the Shifting 2020 Democratic Veepstakes

Vice Dice: Handicapping the Shifting 2020 Democratic Veepstakes

With Joe Biden virtually assured to be the 2020 Democratic nominee for President, a frenzy of speculation surrounds who he’ll select for a running mate. Will Biden pick one of the well-known betting favorites, or instead, go with a less visible long shot? The former Vice President says he’ll announce […]

Presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden actually holds an odds edge in more than 10 books. He is favored to unseat President Donald Trump by all 19 overseas books, according to Oddschecker. (Image: Getty)

2020 Presidential Election Betting: Civil Unrest Puts Odds on Biden’s Side

The social unrest throughout the country in the wake of the George Floyd death in Minnesota has captured the presidential betting markets, with presumptive Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden finally pulling ahead of President Donald Trump. Biden surged ahead at 18 of the 19 overseas bookmakers writing odds on the […]

Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas (left), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (center), and Stephen Breyer (right) are favorites as next to give up their lifetime appointment to the highest bench in the land. (Image: AP)

Ginsburg, Thomas, Breyer … Who’s Next to Leave Supreme Court?

The Supreme Court is back in session. With America’s highest court live-streaming oral arguments for the first time ever, the public is hearing the nine justices ask questions of historic import. For bettors, it’s the first time they get to hear from the protagonists in one of the quirkier wagers […]

California Sen. Kamala Harris won't look surprised if she is named Joe Biden's running mate. Neither should bettors. (Image: Chris Carlson/AP)

Kamala Harris is Undisputed Betting Favorite to be Joe Biden’s VP

When presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday laid out plans on “The Late, Late Show with James Corden” for forming an vice presidential advisory committee, one of the most-watched political decisions of the year kicked into another gear. At least 15 sportsbooks around the world are now offering […]