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GOP Heavily Favored To Take Senate & House In 2022 Midterms

GOP Heavily Favored To Take Senate & House In 2022 Midterms

The Democrats’ precarious grip on the Senate and House will likely expire in the 2022 midterm elections, according to multiple betting sites based in Europe.

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Ila Amerova
Texas Governor Odds: With McConaughey Out, It’s a 2-Man Race

Texas Governor Odds: With McConaughey Out, It’s a 2-Man Race

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

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Ila Amerova
2024 US Presidential Odds: Trump Deposes Biden, Harris As Favorite

2024 US Presidential Odds: Trump Deposes Biden, Harris As Favorite

Former President Donald Trump has dumped President Joe Biden from his perch at the top of the 2024 US Election odds board across multiple European sportsbooks.

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Ila Amerova
New York Governor Odds: Williams, Suozzi Top Hochul Challengers

New York Governor Odds: Williams, Suozzi Top Hochul Challengers

Incumbent New York Gov. Kathy Hochul seems on a fast track to re-election, but could someone emerge from a crowded field? Here are the latest odds.

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Ila Amerova
Georgia Governor Odds: Abrams & Perdue Co-Favorites; Kemp Lags

Georgia Governor Odds: Abrams & Perdue Co-Favorites; Kemp Lags

Just like in 2020, political betting eyes will be on Georgia in 2022, where Democrat Stacey Abrams look to either unseat incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp or former U.S. Sen. David Perdue. Here are the latest odds.

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Ila Amerova
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?

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Michael Kates
Gavin Newsom Recall Odds: Will California Governor Be Removed?

Gavin Newsom Recall Odds: Will California Governor Be Removed?

California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom, the subject of the recall election, has seen his odds to remain governor improve and he is now heavily favored to survive that effort.

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Michael Kates
Free Election Contests Are Being Offered in New Jersey, US

Free Election Contests Are Being Offered in New Jersey, US

Tree national contests are being promoted — and played — heavily at New Jersey sportsbooks as Election Day approaches.

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Lou Monaco
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?

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Michael Kates
US Presidential Election Odds 2020 Weekly Rundown: Near Finish Line

US Presidential Election Odds 2020 Weekly Rundown: Near Finish Line

As the 2020 Presidential Election nears the finish line, one thing is clear: Nothing is certain.

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Anthony Bennett
US Presidential Election Odds 2020 Weekly Rundown: Debate Fallout

US Presidential Election Odds 2020 Weekly Rundown: Debate Fallout

Every week Bookies.com will track where each candidate's odds stand and point out trends, giving you the best view of the 2020 U.S. Presidential race and where it might be headed next.

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Anthony Bennett
US Presidential Election Odds 2020 Weekly Rundown: Town Hall Duel

US Presidential Election Odds 2020 Weekly Rundown: Town Hall Duel

Every week Bookies.com will track where each candidate's odds stand and point out trends, giving you the best view of the 2020 U.S. Presidential race and where it might be headed next.

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Anthony Bennett

Politics Betting Sites

Political betting is something that has become more mainstream in recent years. Bookmakers use to offer odds as just a novelty, but the general election has become a big deal when it comes to betting markets and customers enjoy the chance to predict the outcome of major political events.

There are nearly always political betting markets available and many of these focus on elections in the UK and US, with Prime Minister and Presidential betting being the most popular among them.

You can also bet on Party Leader, Next Mayor and even Next Majority Leader betting market if you think you can gain a political edge.

UK Political Betting

Betting on UK politics can be an intriguing business, especially around the time of a general election. Virtually every bookmaker will offer some kind of betting opportunity when it comes to general election odds, with the most obvious starting point the chance to bet on the winners of the latest general elections.

In recent general elections, the online betting sites have really spiked in popularity and begun offering betting markets such as Hung Parliament, Coalition Party and Number of Seats when it comes to each political party. There is often the chance to bet on two-way markets where you go over or under a certain number of seats.General election betting markets can be plentiful and that includes betting on the outcome for each constituency. There are literally hundreds of betting markets. So, if you have a view about the outcome of a particular constituency, then you can put your money where your mouth is.

US Political Betting

Betting on US politics is a popular business since the President of the United States of America is regarded as the most powerful position in the world, with the US general election providing a stack of betting opportunities in addition to the actual outcome of the Presidential election itself.

US political betting markets are plentiful when it comes to the voting for the Republican Party and Democratic Party, and punters can bet accordingly as each candidate puts forward their case to represent their party in the big vote.

When Donald Trump was chosen to become the Republican candidate, he was cast as the outsider against several other candidates. He was also an outside chance against Hillary Clinton when it came to the Presidential betting, so it often pays to look beyond the obvious with this type of betting.

How to Bet on Political Betting Odds

Political betting is not like betting on different sports, as the action is played out through a ballot box or the House of Commons rather than on the field of play.

Betting sites often must rely on polls like everyone else and information sources are absolutely vital when it comes to this type of betting rather than simply acting on hunches.

Opinion polls are usually quite helpful when it comes to political bets, while there are some data modelers who can base their predictions on several different factors. It’s literally impossible to gauge what will happen in a General Election overall, although early results can form an accurate barometer.

In-play betting is often available for political betting, and Election night in the UK and US means that online political betting sites will have markets running through the evening which will change in accordance with the various voting results coming in.

It also depends on the weight of the money that's coming to different parties too.

Politics Online Betting Sites

TThere are lots of bookmakers offering odds on political betting markets, and it’s important to compare them to see what views are being taken by operators. While you will get similar football betting odds across the board, operators are more likely to take a range of views when it comes to politics.

Some bookmakers will also offer extensive betting markets on things like Brexit, the Irish elections and some EU betting markets too. It’s great for punters looking to bet on something which is a little bit more niche than a UK or US betting market, and it’s often worth shopping around.

Bookmakers will often restrict betting customers to smaller bets when it comes political betting since some people are prone to getting inside information when it comes to the nomination of a Party Leader or even something like a By-Election taking place in the United Kingdom.