Gamblers for Obama

Betting on politicians doesn’t seem any dumber than betting on small dogs chasing fake rabbits. But for fairly obvious reasons, it is illegal in Canada and the U.S. to gamble on political races.

Not so in the United Kingdom, where gamblers are placing bets on the U.S. presidential election.

Right now the talking money says Obama has a 70 per cent chance of winning, Smart Money reports. American polls routinely place the candidates neck and neck. But perhaps British bookies know something American voters don’t.

As for Romney’s forthcoming Vice-Presidential pick, the bookies say Rob Portman (2/1) and Tim Pawlenty (9/4) have the best odds.

And as for Wesley Snipes, we know how he’d bet if politics were a roulette game.




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