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Trump vs. Clinton: Another bookies' nightmare?

2016-06-22 11:29:23

In early March, all odds in the US presidential race were still in favour of Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump made greater casino news with his bizarre exchange with Jeb Bush regarding gambling in Florida, and less so about how his race for the White House could affect the gambling industry. We reported. Paddy Power and Ladbrokes both strongly favoured Hillary Clinton.

Several months on? What has changed? Trump continues to make headlines with his outrageous comments. Last week, Trump explained how his ban on Muslims could be implemented. While his proposed ban on Muslims entering the US still stands, Trump is willing to make exceptions to the rule.

Previously, Sadiq Khan, a Muslim, and London’s newly elected mayor, said that “if Donald Trump becomes the president I’ll be stopped from going there by virtue of my faith, which means I can’t engage with American mayors and swap ideas.”

Upon the election of Khan as Lord Mayor, Trump stated that he would give an exception in regard to London’s mayor. In conversation with The New York Times, Trump was lost for words, and is quoted as saying, “because I think if he does a great job, it will really — you lead by example, always lead by example.”

Despite such controversial remarks, many Bernie Sanders fans show a willingness to vote for Trump over Clinton. According to the bookmakers, it is getting increasingly likely that Trump will take the White House. While Clinton remains top candidate at 1/3, Trump’s odds have improved and stand at 5/2 at Paddy Power. At Ladbrokes, Trump’s odds stand at 11/4.