Donald Trump may have just won the 2016 presidential election, but many voters are already looking forward to the 2020 ballot and who may be throwing their hat into the ring. Yes, many Las Vegas sports books are already listing odds on what Trump will accomplish in his term in the Oval Office.
Unless you have been under a rock or you are just very good at not watching TV or blocking out the outside world, you know that Donald Trump has just become the biggest underdog and most unlikely candidate to take over the White House in American history.
The odds of Trump winning when the Republican and Democratic candidates were first announced was almost laughable. To put it in wagering terms, if this year’s presidential race was compared to the Kentucky Derby, Trump would have been the horse with only three legs. In other words, he had no chance of winning.
Fast forward 16 months and the world now knows that Trump did what everyone said he couldn’t and wouldn’t do, win the White House. With opening odds listed at anywhere between +10000 to +12000 to win the GOP nomination and +20000 to +25000 to become the next president back in July of 2015, Donald Trump pulled off one of the biggest wins in wagering history.
Now the sports books are back at it, posting odds on what Trump will get accomplished in his four years as the new commander-in-chief.
Trump, just like many candidates before him, made a lot of promises that he swore he would keep if elected as the new leader of the Free World — none bigger than his claim to “build a wall” and make the borders stronger between the United States and Mexico.
One of the biggest online sports books, Paddy Power is now jumping all over Trump’s campaign claims and letting the gambling public take their chances to see if the 45th president-elect will follow through or not. Will Trump build a wall? Will he be impeached? No matter what you think will happen, you can put your money where your mouth is and wager on it!
Here is a look at what Paddy Power is offering up already in terms of propositional wagers. There will surely be a lot more in the months to come.
“Trump to build wall covering entirety of US-Mexican border before end of 2020” — 4/1
The phrase that many voters believe got Donald Trump elected, “build a wall” is now something the Irish sports book will let the public wager money on. If you believe that a wall of some sort will be completed by 2020, 4/1 odds are pretty good.
“Trump to be successfully impeached before end of 2020” — 6/1
This may be the biggest sucker bet in the world. This may rise to 10 or 15/1 soon, but the odds of it really happening are highly unlikely.
“Hillary Clinton to be arrested before the end of 2020” — 6/1
While this could happen, it probably won’t. Just like Trump being impeached, these odds should be much higher. The Clintons have been under the microscope for many years, but Hillary won’t end up behind bars; in fact she most likely will be back in the public eye in some sort of public position in 2017.
“The first commercial flight to Mars to take place during Trump’s presidency” — 40/1
Okay, this may seem a bit ridiculous, but Paddy Power loves to be outrageous when it comes to prop bets! Yes, you can really wager on this. The only thing more ridiculous than this prop bet is the final one — “Will Trump turn the White House to gold?”
The things you can actually wager on these days is truly incredible!
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