Presidential Election 2016…A Different Look at Sportsbetting
Sportsbetting fans aren’t normally excited about the upcoming 2016 Presidential election, but you’re wondering which party – and accompanying candidate – is most likely to end up winning the election for leader of the free world, then you’re in for a treat, thanks to this ‘different look’ at the 2016 Presidential race.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 17, 2015
At least a dozen Republicans and a handful of Democrats have expressed an interest in running for their party’s 2016 presidential nomination. Here is a look at the available odds and props on the upcoming election.
2016 US Presidential Election Odds
WINNING PARTY DEMOCRATS: -180
WINNING PARTY REPUBLICANS: +140
WINNING PARTY ANY OTHER POLITICAL PARTY: +4000
If you like the Democratic party and you think one of their candidates is going to win the 2016 Presidential election, then you can wager on that party alone to bring home the bacon. Of course, with the Dems being the favored party, you’ll have to wager $180 to win $100.
If you like one of the candidates on the republican party side, then a $100 wager will earn you $140 if one of their candidates wins. If you like another political party to win – and that actually happens – a $100 wager would win you a whopping $4000.
Now, let’s take a look at the odds that each candidate is offering political followers and betting enthusiasts.
2016 Presidential Candidate Odds
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER HILLARY CLINTON: -125
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER JEB BUSH: +500
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER MARCO RUBIO: +650
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER RAND PAUL: +1600
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER CHRIS CHRISTIE: +1600
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER ELIZABETH WARREN: +1600
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER JOE BIDEN: +2200
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER MARTIN OMALLEY: +2500
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER BOBBY JINDALL: +3000
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER MARK WARNER: +2200
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER ANDREW CUOMO: +2500
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER TED CRUZ: +3000
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER SUSANA MARTINEZ: +3000
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND: +3500
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER SCOTT WALKER: +900
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER BOB MCDONNELL: +6000
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER MICHAEL BLOOMBERG: +3500
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER PAUL RYAN: +4000
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER RAHM EMANUEL: +5000
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER CONDOLEEZZA RICE: +4000
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER RICK SANTORUM: +5000
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER SARAH PALIN: +7000
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER DONALD TRUMP: +9000
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER JOHN MCCAIN: +10000
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER MICHELLE OBAMA: +10000
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER: +12000
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER CHELSEA CLINTON: +12000
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER CHARLIE SHEEN: +15000
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WINNER KIM KARDASHIAN: +20000
Analysis: As you can see from the above odds, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is the clear-cut favorite to win the 2016 Presidential election.
Clinton has built the largest campaign operation of any potential candidate so far. Political insider Robby Mook, a veteran of Clinton’s 2008 campaign, is the leading contender to become Clinton’s campaign manager.
The next candidate up is former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. The younger brother of former POTUS George W. Bush announced on Facebook last December that he was “actively” exploring a presidential run. Now, months later, Bush has an early lead in fundraising, thanks to his “Right to Rise” super PAC big money events.
If you like Marco Rubio and you think he’s going to pull off the huge upset, then you could win $650 for every $100 wager on the U.S. senator.
Rubio is billing himself as a forward-looking, next-generation leader. “Too many of our leaders and our ideas are stuck in the 20th century,” he said recently.
Another senator, Rand Paul, is also offering a huge return should he manage to pull off the upset and win his party’s nomination before potentially going on to win the 2016 presidency.
“I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government,” Paul wrote on his website.
A $100 wager on Paul would bring back a stunning $1,600 on your investment. While he’s not the favorite in his own party, Paul did win the straw poll at CPAC for the third straight year, with his speech that day being greeted by supporters’ shouts of “President Paul!”
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is also apparently in the mix, though most political observers think Christie really ruined his chances thanks to the bridge scandal he got mixed up in last year.
It’s kind of hard to back a guy whose top political aides are now facing an indictment. The New York Times says Christie is trying to “salvage” his campaign but I’m thinking Jerry Jones’ buddy has already shot himself in the foot.
Still, there are plenty of republicans that like Christie and want him to run. Christie has told donors that he may have to push back an announcement to sometime in June.
“I am thinking about it. You can imagine that this is a really difficult decision to make and an important one,” Christie said recently.
Of course, if you don’t like any of the favorites, you can always wager on another underdog contender like Joe Biden, Ted Cruz or former business executive Carly Fiorina, who was none-too-shy about why she feels as though she’s the best candidate
“I think I’m the best person for the job because I understand how the economy actually works,” Fiorina said recently.
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is another candidate that could challenge the favorites on the Republican side after lengthy preparations.
“I’ve spent the last 22, 23 months in preparation to run for the presidency,” Perry told reporters recently.
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