British bookies are swamped with bets on Donald Trump

British bookies are swamped with bets on Donald Trump
In this July 17, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at Williams Arena in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

BRITISH gamblers have a stand-out favourite when it comes to the election across the Atlantic, and against all odds we’re mostly betting our hard-earned money on Donald Trump to hold onto the White House.

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Americans will head to the polls on November 3 to cast their votes for either incumbent Republican president Donald Trump or Democrat challenger Joe Biden.

Biden is the favourite to take the top job with polls in America giving him as much as an 8-point lead.

But it appears us Brits don’t think much of the polls, with around 70 per cent of all bets placed with leading UK bookmaker Coral backing the sitting president to hold on to the Oval Office.

We have already taken nearly twice as many bets as we did in 2016 and it will eclipse any of the recent UK General Elections by the time it’s over,” Coral spokesman Harry Aitkenhead explained.

“The interest is definitely huge from UK clients. It’s hard to pinpoint one exact the reason for this, perhaps mostly just due to the world situation and how politically charged things are the moment, who knows…

“Trump is still the subject of about 70 per cent of total bets from our clients, despite being the outsider in the market.

“This explains why the betting gives him a 38 per cent chance, but the polls much less. So it means if Trump were to win, despite not being the favourite it would be a bad result for the bookies. ”

Coral makes Joe Biden odds on, at 1-2, to win the US Election and replace Donald Trump as President of the US.

Trump is 13-8 to win a second term in office.

“Our betting makes Biden the clear favourite to triumph in the US Election and replace Donald Trump as President,” said Aitkenhead.



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