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Michael Kates

Michael Kates is Managing Editor at Bookies.com. Previously, Mike was the Managing Editor at FanRag Sports, Associate Sports Editor at the Chicago Tribune and a Content Editor at The Athletic. He also serves as sports adviser for World Book Encyclopedia.

Texas Governor Odds: Matthew McConaughey & Beto Tied, Trail Abbott

Texas Governor Odds: Matthew McConaughey & Beto Tied, Trail Abbott

Check out the latest odds and news on the 2022 Texas governor's race.

Michael Kates
2024 Republican Nominee Odds: Trump Back In Front Of DeSantis

2024 Republican Nominee Odds: Trump Back In Front Of DeSantis

Former President Donald Trump reasserted himself as the favorite to get the GOP nod.

Michael Kates
Caitlyn Jenner Odds In California Governor Race Remain Long

Caitlyn Jenner Odds In California Governor Race Remain Long

Caitlyn Jenner, a Republican and former Olympic great who has become a prominent activist for transgender rights, remains a huge longshot to become governor of California.

Michael Kates
Nobel Peace Prize Odds: WHO, Navalny Among 2021 Favorites

Nobel Peace Prize Odds: WHO, Navalny Among 2021 Favorites

European bookmakers have odds up for who will win the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. There are lots of nominations - there always are - but who are the favorites?

Michael Kates
Georgia Senate Races Odds Tracker: Warnock Up; Ossoff-Perdue Tight

Georgia Senate Races Odds Tracker: Warnock Up; Ossoff-Perdue Tight

Check out the latest odds from the hotly contested 2020 Senate races in Georgia that could determine control of the US Senate.

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Swing-State Odds: All Eyes On Pennsylvania; Texas In Play?

Swing-State Odds: All Eyes On Pennsylvania; Texas In Play?

Donald Trump managed to flip six states that went for Barack Obama in 2012, and three states — Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — proved most critical. Those 46 combined electoral votes swung the outcome in Trump’s favor. Will Joe Biden flip them back in 2020?

Michael Kates
Donald Trump Odds & Prop Bets

Donald Trump Odds & Prop Bets

While the Presidential odds reflect both where money is being wagered and how bookmakers view the state of the race, prop bets can offer social commentary on the state of US politics. That's especially true with Donald Trump prop bets.

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Biden VP Pick Odds: Harris Still On Top But Rice Edges Closer

Biden VP Pick Odds: Harris Still On Top But Rice Edges Closer

Oddsmakers have set Kamala Harris as the favorite to be Joe Biden's vice president pick, with Susan Rice second and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer surging into third. No other candidate is close to the top three.

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Your Ultimate College Hoops Betting Guide, Odds & Rankings

Your Ultimate College Hoops Betting Guide, Odds & Rankings

College basketball tips off Tuesday, and we couldn’t be more excited. The Road to the Final Four for bettors started last April when the first NCAA basketball futures were posted at the top online sportsbooks in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and beyond.

Michael Kates