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US election bets most popular novelty betting category on PlayNow.com

15/07/2016

Many British Columbians are watching the US Presidential race with keen interest as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton get set to face off in November’s election. As we head into the Republican and Democratic conventions, the US election has taken top spot on PlayNow.com as the most popular novelty betting category.

BCLC was the first jurisdiction in Canada to offer novelty betting on the US Election in 2014 through PlayNow.com. Since then the popularity of the bets have steadily spiked, especially since the turn of the year as Donald Trump gained momentum in the Republican primary.

PlayNow.com has 10 types of wagers on the US elections ranging from who will be the Democratic Vice Presidential candidates to whether an independent candidate will win the election. When it comes to the presidential race, Hillary Clinton has the edge over Donald Trump with 2 to 5 odds. Most bettors in B.C. have their money on Clinton to become president.

Trump’s odds of winning the presidency are currently just above 2 to 1. A $10 wager on Trump would return $31 dollars if Trump gets elected. These odds are vastly improved from his odds of 100 to 1 in January 2015.

The Republican Party Convention takes place from July 18-21 while the Democratic Convention is set for July 25-28. The US Election Day is on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

Through Sports Action and PlayNow.com, BCLC offers socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating income to benefit all British Columbians. Remember, play for fun, not to make money. For more information visit GameSense.ca.

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