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 as the results came in and revealed the polls, predictions and oddsmakers were not going to get this 1 right.
Paddy Power in the UK made it so wrong that they paid Clinton bettors beforehand and in doing so cost themselves 4 million by the time November 8 was finished. Since the polls closed and results began to pour in on election night, books continued to update their chances even as official outcomes were incoming.
And while the oddsmakers got it wrong before election night, they were willing to phone Trump the preferred earlier than CNN or some other news channel was willing to declare things for»The Donald». From just earlier 8 pm Eastern time until midnight when amounts came from the board, here are a few of the biggest swings in the odds that OddsShark was tracking. In a year that’s 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 win in Super Bowl 50, a Trump win (if he began as a 25/1 wager to win the presidency) fits right in with this erratic year in gambling. We’ve reached the final day of the 2016 presidential effort and there are just hours to go until voting ends.
The FBI declared over the weekend that its research into a brand new batch of Hillary Clinton emails has found no criminal wrongdoing. Clinton’s chances to be the president have improved with that news but her lead in the polls has not recovered to the levels of two weeks back when she had been ahead by double digits.
The latest national polls currently 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 in the end of October.
At the morning of election day, the chances have moved again slightly. The gap between the two candidates has shrunk, however, Clinton stays a 5/1 favored over Trump.
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