A PROMINENT global bookmaker has revealed punters enjoy betting on the American President more than boxing and other sports.
According to Irish-based bookmaker Paddy Power, betting on President Donald Trump has skyrocketed. So much so, the betting site has created a new company role – Head of Trump Betting.
Last February, Paddy Power created a hub dedicated to Trump bets, featuring over 100 markets for ‘The Donald’.
Then in April, Paddy Power publicly announced the Head of Trump Betting position and more than 100 people from around the world reportedly applied.
The position has been filled by Joe Lee who will now be in charge of the huge range of Trump betting markets.
One of the most interesting options available includes whether Trump will “grow a Hitler moustache” which is paying 66/1. You can also bet on whether Trump will confirm he has had hair surgery, which is paying 2/1.
The bookmaker is the first to dedicate an entire division to Trump wagers, while other popular bookies such as William Hill and Bet365 offer a few betting markets which are nowhere near as unusual as Paddy Power’s offerings.
William Hill offers odds on whether Trump will be impeached, as well as the duration of his presidency. Meanwhile, Bet365 offers the option to bet on whether Trump will win the 2020 election, as well as 2021 first term specials.
“There’s no one in the world like Donald Trump and people are fascinated by him,” Lee, who is an experienced bookmaker, said.
“He is far more popular than Brexit was with the betting public.
“If Trump is qualified to do that, then I don’t think any other job or candidate can be seen as ridiculous.”
When the billionaire media personality first announced he was running for President, the whole world laughed at him. As a result, betting sites offered enormous odds – Paddy Power offered odds of 250 to 1.
But once the US 2016 election was over, the man famous for “You’re Fired!” became the new President of the United States of America. Betting sites all over the world had to cough up, with Paddy Power paying out nearly £4million to punters.
Paddy Power is reportedly confident it will recoup the losses thanks to Lee and the range of Trump betting options which will remain for “as long as Trump is President”.
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