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Wizard
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November 14th, 2013 at 9:02:01 AM permalink
William Hill is now accepting bets on the 2016 Election. Here are the odds.

Name Pays
Hillary Clinton 2
Marco Rubio 6
Jeb Bush 9
Chris Christie 10
Andrew Cuomo 12
Paul Ryan 16
Condoleeza Rice 20
Deval Patrick 20
Elizabeth Warren 20
Mark Warner 20
Martin O'Malley 20
Rahm Emmanuel 20
Rand Paul 20
Bob McDonnell 25
Cory Booker 25
Rob Portman 25
Jon Huntsman 28
Joe Biden 33
Michael Bloomberg 33
Mitt Romney 33
Sam Graves 33
Susana Martinez 33
Amy Klobuchar 40
Scott Walker 40
Bobby Jindal 50
David Petraeus 50
Mike Huckabee 50
Rick Santorum 50
Sarah Palin 50
Mike Pence 66
Dennis Kucinich 100
Eric Cantor 100
Evan Bayh 100
Herman Cain 100
John Kasich 100
John Thune 100
Julian Castro 100
Kathleen Sebelius 100
Kay Hagan 100
Mia Love 100
Michelle Obama 100
Newt Gingrich 100
Rick Perry 100
Tim Kaine 100


I'd like to keep this thread focused on betting the election, as opposed to the election itself. Let me start by saying that they are taking a lot of juice out of these odds. The overall house advantage is 42.3%.

The question for the poll is who do you THINK is the best bet at these odds?
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
Perdition
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November 14th, 2013 at 9:06:25 AM permalink
Is this for who will the the next POTUS? Where's my Jesse the Body Ventura action at 250-1?
Beethoven9th
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November 14th, 2013 at 9:13:57 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

William Hill is not accepting bets on the 2106 Election

Because the 2106 election will be a midterm election. (haha) ;)

Seriously though, I think Hillary's a great bet at this point. As time goes by, her odds will most certainly go down.
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thecesspit
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November 14th, 2013 at 9:14:15 AM permalink
2106? (grin)...

I'll go for whoever the republicans say will absolutely, cannot win on the Democrats side. That will be the best value....

I wonder about Condoleeza's chances, myself.
"Then you can admire the real gambler, who has neither eaten, slept, thought nor lived, he has so smarted under the scourge of his martingale, so suffered on the rack of his desire for a coup at trente-et-quarante" - Honore de Balzac, 1829
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November 14th, 2013 at 9:30:00 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

William Hill is not accepting bets on the ..



I don't understand your first sentence here; is it a typo and Wm Hill is "now" accepting bets, or is it because since we're in the US we can't bet, but others can?

I think Hillary's the best bet, followed by Chris Christie. Pity Jon Huntsman won't be a real choice.

Jeb Bush has some real background issues. He's going to look good until he looks very, very bad.

Marco Rubio's a joke and should be falling post 2014 if not before.

Amy Klobuchar's an old family friend, but I don't see her as President, and I don't think Hillary would be able to win on an all female ticket.
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November 14th, 2013 at 9:38:35 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I don't understand your first sentence here; is it a typo and Wm Hill is "now" accepting bets, or is it because since we're in the US we can't bet, but others can?



Sorry, typo. It should have said "now." Also, it is on the 2016 election, not 2106.
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November 14th, 2013 at 9:51:34 AM permalink
I think at 33-1 Joe Biden has value. Has a two term sitting VP ever got so little consideration?
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thecesspit
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November 14th, 2013 at 9:53:36 AM permalink
Quote: Beethoven9th

Quote: Wizard

William Hill is not accepting bets on the 2106 Election

Because the 2106 election will be a midterm election. (haha) ;)

Seriously though, I think Hillary's a great bet at this point. As time goes by, her odds will most certainly go down.



I'm thinking the opposite and she's worth fading.
"Then you can admire the real gambler, who has neither eaten, slept, thought nor lived, he has so smarted under the scourge of his martingale, so suffered on the rack of his desire for a coup at trente-et-quarante" - Honore de Balzac, 1829
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November 14th, 2013 at 9:56:09 AM permalink
I think Bloomberg is the best bet on that board, followed by Susana Martinez. Notably absent is Brian Schweitzer. If his odds are greater than 100:1, I'd buy that all day long.
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November 14th, 2013 at 10:01:34 AM permalink
At those odds, I'd bet on Christie, Biden, and maybe Bloomberg.
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