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Bovada, like many other online betting sites in the US, seem to be lagging behind current events. Either that or they know something we don’t. Many of them still give odds on the Donald Trump winning re-election of around Evens. This seems just a mite contra-indicated by circumstance. His rival, Joe Biden, is well ahead in most polls. So why doesn’t a bet on Donald Trump get you a longer price? Did 2016 really sting them so badly they just can’t take the risk?

Whether you bet on Joe Biden winning the 2020 Election in the United States or bet on Trump to retain power, a bet on politics in the US is far more interesting than it used to be. The drab grey days of as little controversy as a possible left town. Politics is now a no-holds-barred contest of ideologies and personal character. But just who’ll win? Online sportsbook sites in the US like Bovada are giving both candidates the same odds on winning the Presidential election. So, apparently they don’t know. 

Despite all the pressures upon him the US president is sticking to his guns. Unwilling to back down in face of violent protestors, he continues on course to retain the White House. Even one of his biggest detractors, Michael Moore, believes he’ll win again. So perhaps, before dismissing a bet on Donald Trump to win in 2020 out of hand, we should look at the chances. Online betting sites in the US are still giving him around 10/11 to win, the same as the odds on Joe Biden.

Though betting on politics has never been as popular as it is today, there are still many people who don’t know how to bet on politics. It’s not new to betting though. 

Jacinda Ardern still leads the New Zealand election odds comfortably. The bookies have priced the Labour Party as a 1/14 shoo-in. The delay to the actual election seems immaterial. However as the public health crisis quite rightly takes priority, the Kiwis now have other issues. Those who like a bet on sports in New Zealand on Bet365 probably have nothing to worry about. Those who gamble on the stock market, however, have problems. Problems that could get far, far worse. 

After the hard-hitting, slick, and celebrity-studded Democratic National Convention the GOP needed to strike back. As the Republican National Convention got underway, however, it became clear this was not going to happen. Those who have bet on politics at online betting sites in the US like Bovada need not worry. This isn’t going to change the 2020 US election odds one iota. Well, unless the obvious breaking of the Hatch Act brings down the party before November.

Putting a bet on Biden/Harris winning the election seems a bit of a no-brainer at this point. The polls are slanting their way, the nation is still in crisis, the public discontent palpable. This does not bode well for Donald Trump’s re-election chances. So does that mean you should write-off a bet on Donald Trump at online sportsbook sites in the US like Bovada? The polls showed him behind in 2016 too, remember? We take a look at the DNC surge and the Republican response. 

There are UK gambling laws preventing wagers on human suffering. It thus says much when bookies start to allow you to bet on world leaders losing their job. Apparently they’re not going to suffer much once out the door. So morally, there’s no real problem with this. It’s like any bet on politics, best if you don’t look at the knock-on effects. So which nations’ leaders do the bookies think are in danger of being on the dole queue? And what odds are they getting? Let’s see.  

On the face of it the odds on the 2020 US Presidential election are as one might expect. Joe Biden is pulling into the lead, Donald Trump having issues keeping up. Given all that’s going on, that’s not overly surprising. Nor is the reaction of both parties. Those who like to bet on US politics at online sportsbook sites in the US like Bovada need to keep up with a myriad of battles. Each could tip the scales. Whether you bet on Democrats or back the Republicans this is one wild election.

Everything is different this year. Even the unstoppable juggernaut that is the US political cycle has wobbled. The situation has thrown off the schedule. However, the announcement delayed, you can still bet on Biden’s VP pick. The front-runner at online sportsbook sites in the US like Bovada, is currently Kamala Harris, with Susan Rice close behind. Both are naturally now under intense scrutiny, but some of the criticisms being levelled at them seem just a trifle contrived.