Tag: Politics Betting

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 […]

Senator Bernie Sanders campaigns in Las Vegas before the Nevada caucus. (Image: Patrick Semansky/AP)

2020 Election Odds: Bernie Sanders 2/3 Favorite After Nevada Victory

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders improved to 2/3 odds to secure the Democratic party nomination after he won the Nevada caucus over the weekend. Sanders took one huge step closer to finalizing a run against incumbent Republican President Donald Trump in the 2020 national election. With 98% of precincts reporting, Sanders […]

Roger Stone, left, and Paul Manafort are favorites to receive a President Trump pardon, according to odds posted by Bovada. (Image: Getty)

President Trump Pardon Odds Favor Felons, Former Staffers

President Donald Trump handed out 11 pardons on Tuesday, and Bovada put out odds on who President Trump will pardon next. Trump pardoned or commuted the sentences of 11 people, including former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich and junk bond kingpin Michael Milken. Trump allies Roger Stone and Paul Manafort are […]

As more and more legal gambling spreads, so do the calls for funds to treat problem gamblers. (Image: Maxx Studio/Shutterstock)

Should Responsible Gamblers Have to Pay a ‘Problem Gambling Tax’?

The National Council on Problem Gambling recently stated that the legalization of sports gambling in the US will increase gambling participation and problems associated with gambling. They propose to pay for treatment of gambling problems with a “problem gambling tax.” But who exactly should be paying that? A surcharge on […]