Care to wager on Presidentever?
Online gambling site BetOnline.Ag is putting the odds on how many times key words will pop up in tweets from the US president's @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS Twitter accounts during ousted FBI director James Comey's congressional hearing Thursday.
So far, the words to watch out for are "Comey," "fake," "dishonest" and "believe me." More are sure to come, including perhaps "honest loyalty" and "let it go," phrases that will be said repeatedly according to a copy of Comey's prepared statements released Wednesday.
Since Trump's Ladbrokes, which has even odds on whether Trump will be impeached or resign before his first term ends. Then there's Dublin, Ireland-based Paddy Power, which isn't only following Trump, but also the elections in the UK., global online gambling sites known for taking bets on sporting events are now trying to cash in on his unconventional running of America. Take London-based
Back in the US, if Trump tweets at all during Comey's hearing, Twitter.will provide free drinks to customers. The hearing will be streamed live on
For gamblers, Trump is the next best thing besides betting on the Super Bowl or any major soccer matches, said Dave Mason, a sportsbook brand manager for BetOnline.ag. Speaking by phone from Panama, Mason expects much wagering involving Trump leading up to Thursday's hearing.
"We think he'll have plenty to say," he said. "Otherwise, who in the hell knows what (Trump's) going to do?"
For those betting with BetOnline.ag, each of the words has an over and under option on how many times it will appear, along with the odds on how much you can win by placing a $100 bet.
"There's not much science behind this," Mason said.
For example, the over/under on whether Trump will tweet the word "Comey" is set at two times. If gamblers bet Trump tweets "Comey" more than twice, the odds are +135. This means winners get their original $100 bet, plus an extra $135.
If gamblers wager that Trump tweets "Comey" under two times, the odds are -155. So if a $100 bet hits, gamblers would win about $64 and some change, Mason said.
While it may sound like easy money, Mason said there's only one way to find out.
"Put your money up," he said.
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