Bettors cash in big on Trump’s victory


Unless you’ve been in a coma or trapped in a cave somewhere, you know by now that Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States of America Tuesday night, winning the majority of electoral votes against the odds.

For sports bettors looking for action on the upset, Donald Trump — who was trailing most national polls — was listed at around +450 with online sportsbooks to start the morning, per Sportsbook Review.

Although the vast majority of political prognosticators predicted a short night for the former reality star and real estate magnate, the president-elect jumped out to an early electoral college lead and rattled off a string of key victories in the battleground states of Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, as well as upsets in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

Odds continued to adjust in real time as Election Night progressed. The in-play betting markets had Trump as much as -8000 as the night went on.

As a result, you can say that for some, his time in his new role has already improved the economy for some. And for those who bet on Trump’s candidacy during the infancy of his campaign, it really paid off.

A number of sports bettors on SBR Forum held tickets that paid as long as +6600 back when Trump was one of 17 Republican candidates and was considered a long shot at becoming president, much less getting through the primaries.

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BetOnline shared via Twitter the first player to have wagered on the line for a cool $6,600 profit.

Irish bookmaker PaddyPower created headlines by sensationally paying out all Hillary Clinton for President wagers as winners on Oct. 18; the Irish bookmaker will now have to double-pay the market and settle all Trump wagers for a loss of a reported £3.5 million.