The ballots have been counted and Donald Trump visits the White House on Thursday as president-elect. It was a wild election effort and an even crazier election night since the results came in and showed the polls, predictions and oddsmakers were not likely to get this 1 right.
Paddy Power in the UK got it so wrong that they paid out Clinton bettors beforehand and in doing so cost themselves $4 million by the period November 8 was finished. As the polls closed and results started to pour in on election night, novels continued to upgrade their chances even as official results were incoming.
And though the oddsmakers got it wrong before election nightthey were eager to phone Trump the favorite earlier than CNN or any other news station was willing to announce things for»The Donald». From only before 8 p.m. Eastern time before midnight when numbers came from the board, below are a few of the biggest swings in the likelihood that OddsShark was tracking. In a year that has seen major payouts for underdog bettors everything from Brexit, to Leicester City, to Villanova’s March Madness win, as well as the Denver Broncos’ underdog win in Super Bowl 50, a Trump triumph (if he started as a 25/1 wager to win the presidency) fits right in with this erratic year in betting. We’ve reached the last day of this 2016 presidential campaign and there are only hours to go until voting ends.
The FBI announced over the weekend that its investigation into a brand new batch of Hillary Clinton mails has found no criminal wrongdoing. Clinton’s chances to be the next president have increased with that news however her lead in the polls has not recovered to the levels of two weeks ago when she was ahead by double digits.
The most recent national polls currently have Clinton and Donald Trump neck and neck among likely voters. Clinton remains the favorite to be the next president among oddsmakers but with a smaller margin than at the end of October.
At the morning of Friday afternoon, the chances have moved again slightly. The difference between the two candidates has shrunk, however, Clinton stays a 5/1 favorite over Trump.
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