jwblue
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February 10th, 2016 at 7:06:28 AM permalink
If so, what are they?

Are there also odds for winning the Republican nomination?
Gabes22
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February 10th, 2016 at 10:45:04 AM permalink
Gambling on political elections is illegal in the US, use a European based book, but before last night the odds I saw were
Rubio -150
Trump +160
Cruz + 700

It will be interesting how they change. After Iowa, it was Rubio, who made the big jump in the bookmakers eyes, not Cruz who actually won
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iamnomad
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February 10th, 2016 at 11:27:04 AM permalink
Here's a little bit more detail on the issue. According to this story from 5 years ago, there is a NV law that prohibits such wagering, although regulations have been changed to allow betting on events other than the sports, such as the Oscars...

http://lasvegassun.com/news/2011/feb/03/vegas-can-now-offer-odds-most-anything/

Although for some reason, this post will not display the link...
Gabes22
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February 10th, 2016 at 11:55:48 AM permalink
Updated odds
Republican Nomination
Trump -200
Rubio +350
Cruz +750

As you can see from my post above, Rubio was really hurt by his poor showing in New Hampshire, taking him out of an odds on favorite to a distant 2nd

Democratic Nomination
Hillary -400
Sanders +250

General election
Hillary +115 (first time she isn't at least an even money favorite)
Trump +200
Sanders +400
Rubio + 800
Cruz +1600

http://www.oddsshark.com/entertainment/us-presidential-odds-2016-futures
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ThatDonGuy
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February 10th, 2016 at 12:25:50 PM permalink
Quote: iamnomad

Here's a little bit more detail on the issue. According to this story from 5 years ago, there is a NV law that prohibits such wagering, although regulations have been changed to allow betting on events other than the sports, such as the Oscars...

http://lasvegassun.com/news/2011/feb/03/vegas-can-now-offer-odds-most-anything/

Although for some reason, this post will not display the link...


Actually, elections are the one non-sporting event where sports books still can't take bets.

Nevada Gaming Regulation 22 - specifically, Regulation 22.120.1(c):
"No wagers may be accepted or paid by any book on...The outcome of any election for any public office both within and without the State of Nevada"

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