The ballots are counted and Donald Trump visits the White House on Thursday as president-elect. It was a crazy election effort and an even crazier election night as the results came in and revealed that the surveys, predictions and oddsmakers were not going to get this 1 right.
Paddy Power in the UK got it so wrong that they paid Clinton bettors in advance and in doing so cost themselves $4 million by the time November 8 was over. As the polls closed and results began to pour in on election night, novels continued to update their chances even as official outcomes were incoming.
And while the oddsmakers got it wrong before election nightthey were willing to phone Trump the favorite earlier than CNN or any other news channel was willing to announce things for»The Donald». From only earlier 8 pm Eastern time before midnight when amounts came from the board, below are a few of the greatest swings in the likelihood that OddsShark was monitoring. In a year that has seen significant payouts for underdog bettors everything from Brexit, to Leicester City, to Villanova’s March Madness win, as well as the Denver Broncos’ underdog triumph in Super Bowl 50, a Trump win (when he started as a 25/1 wager to win the presidency) fits right in with this unpredictable year in betting. We have reached the final day of this 2016 presidential campaign and there are just hours to go until voting ends.
The FBI declared over the weekend that its research into a new batch of Hillary Clinton emails has found no criminal wrongdoing. Clinton’s odds to be the president have increased with that news but her lead in the polls hasn’t recovered to the levels of 2 weeks back when she was ahead by double digits.
The latest national polls now have Clinton and Donald Trump neck and neck among likely voters. Clinton remains the favorite to be the next president one of oddsmakers but with a smaller margin than at the end of October.
At the morning of Friday afternoon, the chances have moved slightly. The difference between the two candidates has shrunk, however, Clinton stays a 5/1 favored over Trump.
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