by Renee Israel
The US Presidential Elections are just around the corner, and UK gamblers are
taking a keen interest in the outcome.
At present, the leading contender out of the two candidates is reigning
president, Barack Obama, with odds of 2/5 that he'll take a second term.
However, Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate has proven to be no walkover,
especially in the presidential debates in recent weeks, and although he is
trailing with odds of 15/8 to win the elections, anything can change until the
elections on November 5th.
Bet on Third US Presidential Debate
Tomorrow, October 22nd, is the third and final presidential debate which will
be held in Florida.
UK bookmakers are offering multiple lines on this determining debate, such as
the first cliché said, the longest talker and the overall debate winner.
Paddy Power, the Irish bookmaker, is offering odds of 5/2 that the first
cliché to be spoken by either Obama or Romney is 'Osama bin Laden', or 3/1 that
the phrase 'national security' will come up first. Looking at deeper odds,
punters can wager 100/1 that the phrases, "rendezvous with destiny", "OMG" and
"he's had more time than me" will come up first, or 500/1 that they'll say
"Paddy Power" first.
To be said anytime during the third presidential debate:
Osama Bin Laden, Iraq - 1/50
Benghazi - 1/25
Big Bird, Rose Garden - 6/4
Cuban Missile Crisis - 13/8
Forty seven per cent - 2/1
WikiLeaks - 9/4
Sunshine state - 3/1
Jeb Bush - 4/1
Obama - 4/7, Romney - 5/4, Tie - 10/1
Obama - 2/5, Romney 7/4
Bet on Winning US Party
As noted, there are multiple lines on the US Presidential Election currently
being offered at Paddy Power bookmaker in terms of US President odds.
On the winning party question, the Democrats carry odds of 2/5 that they'll
win the elections, followed by the Republicans at 15/8 and 'any other' at 100/1.
Punters who take a deeper interest in the US elections can bet on the results
state-to-state, with each state represented with its odds at Paddy Power, over
and above to bet on the US President.
Californian odds, for example are 1/50 for the Democrats and 10/1 for the
Republicans, while Hawaii's odds on the Democrats are 100/1 compared to the
Republican 33/1 odds.
New York, on the other hand, offers 1/100 odds on the Democrats and 20/1 on