Thursday, January 19, 2017


I just received an email from the Irish online bookmaker Paddy Power:
History will be made tomorrow, as Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States.

Mischievous bookmaker Paddy Power have priced up a variety of specials for the Washington event -- including what colour the new President will be at his inauguration.

The bookie makes lighter tones Tiger’s Eye and Deep Saffron its 6/1 favourites with Mango Tango leading the chasing pack at 7/1.

Further down in the betting is Vivid Tangelo and Cool Copper at 8/1 while Mahogany props up the betting at 18/1.

Paddy Power are also betting on what will be the first Trump-ism uttered by the tycoon during his speech.
This is legit:

Bet here:

At the same page, you can also bet on Trump's tie color, Melania's dress color, celebrity attendees, and "Which of these words/phrases will Trump say 1st?" "Make America great again" is the prohibitive favorite, though there are surprisingly long odds (75/1) on "bigly." And there are some real longshots:

There's more on the "Donald Trump Specials" page:

Significantly more optimistic that Trump will be out before his term expires than I am -- but we can dream, can't we?

It should be noted that Paddy Power declared Hillary Clinton the inner of the election before it took place, and paid money to bettors who chose her -- and then had to pay out even more to Trump bettors after the polls closed.

But the bookmaker carries on. And by the way, in early wagering, Tom Brady, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Kanye West are all deemed more likely to win the 2020 presidential election than Jill Stein.

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