Odds On Dwayne Johnson Entering Politics Soon Lengthen

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Odds On Dwayne Johnson

Supposedly, 46% of Americans would support Dwayne Johnson running for President. If that doesn’t alarm you, Dwayne not ruling out a run ought to. He even appears willing to wait a while before doing so. Now where once this would simply have amused, after Trump things are different. The old political certainties are gone. Thus, online betting sites in the US like Bovada have to offer odds on Dwayne Johnson every bit as much they do on Joe Biden or Kamala Harris.

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People ought to laugh until dragged away at the mere concept of Dwayne Johnson running for president. These days, no one is laughing about it. Sure online bookies in the US like Bovada have lengthened the odds on Dwayne Johnson, but only for 2024. He has recently demonstrated quite the long view talking about 2028. He’s evidently in no hurry. Nor is he shying away from the idea or dismissing it out of hand. So perhaps don’t bet on Dwayne Johnson running just yet.

Of course, whilst we all find the odds on Dwayne Johnson slightly bizarre he’s hardly the first celebrity to run for office. Remember Sonny Bono? Jesse Ventura? They ran and won, as did the best example, Ronald Reagan. If the 2024 US Presidential election odds at online sportsbook sites in the US like Bovada amuse you because they include prices for Ann Coulter and Jeff Bezos, stop it. ‘Bedtime For Bonzo’ is way more embarrassing than any of The Rock’s movies.

Odds On Dwayne Johnson As President Shift To 33/1

Indeed, in celebrity terms Dwayne outstrips Ronald Reagan a thousand-fold. He has 270 million followers on Instagram. Now once people would have pointed out Reagan became governor of California. They’d suggest Dwayne try something similar like Matthew McConaughey in Texas. However, after Trump the odds on Dwayne Johnson simply stepping into the top political job are hugely lower. Just because you lack political experience doesn’t mean you can’t be President.  

Bet On The US Presidential Election

  • Dwayne Johnson – 33/1
  • Pete Buttigieg – 33/1
  • Jeff Bezos – 18/1
  • Nikki Haley – 18/1
  • Mike Pence – 16/1
  • Ron DeSantis – 11/1
  • Kamala Harris – 11/2
  • Joe Biden – 4/1
  • Donald Trump – 7/2

Not anymore. Whether you should be permitted, or able to do it, is wholly debatable. For good or ill, the old adage about anyone being able to grow up to be President turned out to be true. So, you can expect more celebrities to express their political ambitions. Who’d dare laugh now? You simply can’t bet on politics in the US returning to the old certainties in a post-Trump America. The odds on Dwayne Johnson are a symptom of that. They’ve lengthened, but not hugely.

Odds On Dwayne Johnson
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Trump Still The Favorite Celebrity Candidate At Bovada

Bovada and co aren’t willing to take the risk. That’s why you can bet on Jeff Bezos getting the White House in 2024. They give him 18/1, a good deal shorter than the current odds on Dwayne Johnson. Johnson currently enjoys 33/1 odds which are out from the 20/1 prior to his Vanity Fair interview. He didn’t mention it but it seems Dwayne doesn’t want to run against Trump. Of course, thus far everyone simply expects Trump to run again. The odds on Trump certainly do. 

“I don’t think our Founding Fathers EVER envisioned a six-four, bald, tattooed, half-Black, half-Samoan, tequila drinking, pick-up truck driving, fanny pack wearing guy joining their club—but if it ever happens it’d be my honor to serve you, the people.”

  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson  

Trump gets 7/2 right now. That’s ahead of both the odds on Joe Biden at 4/1 and the prices they’re giving for a bet on Kamala Harris at 11/2. Could Dwayne beat Trump to the Republican nomination? Probably not, and he knows it. Trump knows what he’s doing and by his own admission Johnson is new to all this. So if you’re tempted by the odds on Dwayne Johnson or any other celebrity, before you take advantage of US gambling laws to back them, just think again, and bet on Donald Trump instead.   

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We take a look at why the odds on Dwayne Johnson might have lengthened but his political ambitions haven’t gone away.

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