Well, it’s that time of year again.
As we approach the climax of the Presidential Elections 2016 we take a look at which candidate is your best bet. Whether you’re a regular used to our casino delights, or a sportsbook maniac, it’s pretty interesting to see where the bookies put each candidate!
Paul Ryan – (still) 100/1
Born in Wisconsin, 46 year old Paul Ryan never really put himself forward for the republican vote, but if you still fancy him to be the next President then you can get him at 100/1.
Although he never ran for presidency this year, Ryan holds the position of Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, which holds him in high regard for someone at the prime age of 46. Ryan is actually the youngest speaker since James G. Blaine, who took the position in 1875 at 39 years old.
So, whilst he’s not running, there’s the chance he could be nominated as the alternative Republican ahead of Donald Trump. If you’re a lover of miracles (and we’re all hoping for one), then there’s a chance it could happen!
Joe Biden – 40/1
The current Vice-President is 40/1 to take the mantle from Obama and would seem like a fitting choice — if he was actually running. If the incredibly odd move to not put forward either Clinton or Sanders for the Democratic nominee, then Biden might well step in. The chances of that happening are slim though, as Biden is getting on a little bit, at the mature age of 73.
He’s had an illustrious career though, being the chairman of four different committees, senator for Delaware and at his peak, the Vice President of the USA. Biden might get called in, but it’s looking unlikely!
Bernie Sanders – 20/1
Bernie is more or less out of the race. He’s failed to get the super-delegates on his side, and although he’s captured the spirit of the people, Hilary is certain to win the Democrat elections. But, and it’s a big but, if Bernie is able to rampage on through the final couple of months, he could, by a slim margin of chance, get enough support to justify putting him forward as the democrat nominee. At 20/1 though, it’s not looking likely.
Sanders once filibustered against Bush’s Tax Cuts for 8 whole hours, in what is one of the longest examples of filibustering ever experienced. He’s also a devout socialist, and has campaigned for equality, a higher minimum wage and more social benefits for the American populous. He’s been the Mayor of Burlington, Member of the U.S House of Representatives and the Senate Committee of Veterans Affairs and then Senator for Vermont.
His 2016 campaign started slow, and only after Clinton made an abject lead did Sanders start to rise. Clinton has been criticised as ‘pro-corporation’ by Bernie, for taking endorsements from big business. Sanders was funded directly from the people and has a great young following, but that doesn’t seem to be enough!
Donald Trump – 2/1
Where do we begin with Donald Trump? He’s a casino building, steak selling, airline failing, wine producing, business magnate — with a career that spans over 40 years. Starting off with just a ‘small loan of $1 million’, he’s built an empire worth, in his own words, over a billion dollars (although Forbes contests this).
Trump’s campaign has been tarnished with misogny, racism, anger and virile. His complete disregard for his colleagues, and competitors, makes Trump the man you truly love to hate. His lowest points include calling Megyn Kelly a pig, calling everyone who drinks Diet Coke fat and Katy Perry thick for marrying Russell Brand — this, everybody, is the future president of America.
He wants to build a wall. That’s pretty much his entire manifesto. Build a wall around Mexico, and make them pay for it. Again, is this man really going to win? At 2/1, he’s pretty likely to do so.
Hilary Clinton – 9/4
Hilary Clinton seems likely to be the first ever female president. At the ripe old age of 68, like the majority of other candidates, it’s probably her last stab at the thing. She’s a socialist at heart, caring about America’s poorest — but backed by big business. Obviously then, there’s a little bit of controversy. She’s ahead by miles in the Democrat race, so you know, she’s got that sorted.
She’ll most likely be coming up against Donald Trump, who, as you all know, simply cannot win. Trump might not be put forward by the Republican party, potentially opting for another candidate altogether. If Trump does stand though, Hilary will walk him into the ground. Even Bernie Sanders would. Even Donald the Duck would. America, even though it can be a little dumb at times, cannot appoint Trump as president. Essentially, Hilary, it’s yours to lose.
So, there we go, the latest presidential odds for the three remaining candidates (and a couple of outside bets). If you had to choose one, which one would it be?!