We are approximately 48 hours from Donald Trump officially being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. While many folks are still having a problem wrapping their head around that concept, others can’t wait for Trump to finally take over the Oval Office.
No matter if you’re for or against Trump the fact of the matter is change in the White House and across the country is coming and millions of people are wagering on how these future events will play out.
According to a Houston Press report, Donald Trump inauguration prop bets are starting to pick up in popularity and as we creep towards Inauguration day more money is starting to flow in.
Online bookmaker Paddy Power, who has been known to put odds out on just about anything and everything you could think of wagering on, has added even more props to their American politics list.
The Irish sports book made headlines back in November when gamblers won over $4 million on wagers made on Trump to win the 2016 Presidential Election. Since then, Paddy Power has put out numerous prop bets on some of the craziest things when it comes to American politics, and gamblers are eating them up!
Two of the more popular prop bets that are being wagered on at the moment include “Will Donald Trump be impeached within his first six months of his Presidency” and “Will Donald Trump and Melania split in 2017?”
Paddy Power has set the odds at 4/1 that Trump will be impeached from his job as the leader of the free world before his first six months are complete, while the odds are much higher for a Trump divorce taking place during his Presidential term. Those odds are currently sitting at 16/1.
While a Donald/Melania split would pay out nicely at those odds, it is highly unlikely that is going to happen.
How about Barack Obama pardoning Hillary Clinton?
The speculation has been running rampant for weeks now on who the current President will pardon as he is walking out the door – more specifically if he will pardon Hillary Clinton.
From the Clinton Foundation, Benghazi, to thousands of deleted emails, speculation has followed the Clintons for decades. From investigations being on then off to possibly back on again, it seems like the Hillary saga just keeps lingering on.
Could President Obama pardon Clinton and make all of this speculation go away? Does Clinton even need to be pardoned? All of that is up to high priced lawyers and politicians, and the prop bets are up to the public!
“Will Barack Obama pardon Hillary Clinton?”
The odds are set at 15/1 that Obama will give HRC a midnight pardon. This an an “odd” prop bet in itself since Clinton was never officially found guilty of a crime, but either way, the prop is there! Those are some nice odds if you believe that this could happen.
If you think those prop bets are outrageous, they are just the tip of the iceberg.
How about wagering on if Trump will turn the White House gold or if the infamous “golden shower” event that was rumored to take place had been recorded and video footage somehow ended up online.
Yes, Paddy Power has a history of letting the public wager on some very odd events, and they are keeping up with tradition for the upcoming Trump presidential term.
If you are one of the millions who has had enough of politics, just take a deep breath and relax. After all, it will be a good 1,100 days or so before the 2020 Presidential hype begins.
And yes, you can already wager on the 2020 Presidential election. The odds are listed above.
The odds to be the next President have been out for nearly four months now, and they have changed somewhat over the last two weeks.
Odds only go down when people wager on that particular prop bet, so does that mean gamers are wagering on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to be the President in 2020? He was once at 150/1. Now Johnson is 100/1.
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