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Presidential Betting Odds

How Gamblers -- History's Most Accurate Election Forecasters -- Are Betting on 2012

Keith Thomson | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Keith Thomson

I don't like uncertainty, and the current presidential polls are a hotbed of uncertainty. Fortunately there are veritable election oracles I can turn to instead: gamblers.

Wanna Bet on the Inauguration?

Richard 'Skip' Bronson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard 'Skip' Bronson

To mark the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president, Irish bookmaking chain Paddy Power is offering a wide range of Obama-themed betting opportunities. Here are the odds.

Marcus Baram

Bookies More Reliable Than Exit Polls

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Forget the polls. When it comes to predicting elections, head down to your local betting hall and talk to some gamblers. They have a much better reco...

More Reliable Than Exit Polls: Bookies (See Odds In Real Time)

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keith Thomson

To make a long story short: Historically, gamblers have proven better election forecaster than polls. As an expert told me, the betting markets will be quickest to react to news coming through today.

Presidential Betting Odds: Things Tightening Up

Richard 'Skip' Bronson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard 'Skip' Bronson

People are starting to pay serious attention to the presidential race so the odds makers are seeing things tighten up a bit. The offshore odds now favor Obama 7:5 while McCain is even money.

The Latest Presidential Betting Odds

Richard 'Skip' Bronson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard 'Skip' Bronson

We know the pollsters and pundits all have their predictions and opinions but when you want to know the real odds on the election you always want to check with the sports books.