Bet Ya!

March 31, 2016 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Okay, so here’s the deal.  If you so wish, you may now place bets on damn near every political are in America.  I can’t prove this but I suspect Donald Trump is getting a kickback on all this.

It’s place in Ireland who pretty much is willing to wager on everything.  Texas included.  They give Texas 14 /1 odds of flipping blue this year.

You can bet on the Democratic vice presidential candidate and the length of Donald Trump’s Little Trump all on the same page.  They like Julian Castro, Tim Kaine, and about half a foot.

You can also wager on figure skating and cricket, not that you would, of course.

Thanks to Texas Monthly for the heads up.

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12 Comments to “Bet Ya!”


  1. screecherguy says:

    Two words, voter supression.

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  2. Elizabeth2 says:

    I’m almost scared to ask, but how are they going to prove that length thing? Is Trump disclosing that along with his tax returns?

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  3. Elizabeth2, I had to look at the web page– it says “Bets will be void if it is not revealed by end of 2016.” Whew. Man, I hope all those bets are voided, because I really could live without that revelation, especially since it has to be “standing to attention.”

    I know that British betting shops will take bets on just about any darn thing, and looks like the Irish ones will too.

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  4. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    (>.<) They refused my bet; 5 euro on “standing to attention” and nobody notices.

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  5. Rasty Bob says:

    What are the odds that any one in the GOP will ever tell the truth?

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  6. OK, I’m a total dunce when it comes to betting odds. What does 14/1 mean? or the 1/100. Is that good for us or not?
    Help?

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  7. From their FAQ:
    Whenever you see two numbers separated by a slash, i.e. 10/1, this is a fractional betting odd.

    Betting odds allow you to calculate how much money you will win if you place a bet.

    9/1 for every £1 you bet, you will win £9. This can also be calculated as 1 / (9 + 1) = 0.10 – There is a 10% chance that the event will happen.

    4/1 for every £1 you bet, you will win £4. This can also be calculated as 1 / (4 + 1) = 0.20 – There is a 20% chance that the event will happen.

    1/1 for every £1 you bet, you will win £1. This can also be calculated as 1 / (1 + 1) = 0.50 – There is a 50% chance that the event will happen.

    1/4 for every £4 you bet, you will win £1. This can also be calculated as 4 / (4 + 1) = 0.80 – There is a 80% chance that the event will happen.

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  8. Origuy, thanks so much for that explanation. JanK, I’m glad you asked.

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  9. Right here in River City.We got Trouble. That starts with T and that rhymes with P and that stands for Politics.
    Put yer money down
    http://tippie.uiowa.edu/iem/markets/nomination2016.html

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  10. If I’m reading it right, we have a 6.6% chance of turning blue? 14 to 1 sounded good (when I had no idea what it meant), not so sure about 6.6%.
    Thanks Origuy.

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  11. maryelle says:

    What are the odds the Rethuglican convention turns violent?

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  12. Maryelle, damn good. Its coming to Cleveland with them.

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