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2022 US Midterm Elections: B.C. Bettors Divided Over Who Will Control the Senate

Near 50/50 Split on PlayNow.com Among Democrats and Republicans

Near 50/50 Split on PlayNow.com Among Democrats and Republicans

Americans head to the polls on Tuesday for the 2022 US midterm elections — a critical event that could define or doom President Joe Biden’s agenda for the remainder of his term — and PlayNow.com bettors are placing their bets on the many possible outcomes of this historic event. 

On PlayNow.com, B.C.’s local sportsbook, bettors are divided on who will take control of the Senate, with 49 per cent of bets on the Republicans to win the most seats, and 51 per cent of bets on the Democrats.  

Currently, the Democrats (2.90) retain a slim majority in the Senate, but are longshots to win on PlayNow.com as the Republicans (1.35) have been on the offensive regarding key issues such as abortion rights, the economy, immigration, climate change and gun control

The results of the midterm elections could also strengthen or hinder former President Donald Trump’s odds of returning to the White House in 2024 – and bettors are already placing their predictions. During the 2020 US election, which was the single-most popular betting event in PlayNow.com’s history, 68 per cent of the wagers placed on PlayNow.com were for Trump to win. 

Two years later, and PlayNow.com bettors still seem to favour Donald Trump (3.50), who has more than 58 per cent of wagers placed on him to win in 2024. Only 5 per cent of bettors are predicting Joe Biden (5.25) to win a second term. Other possible winning candidates include Republican party member Ron DeSantis (3.65), and current Vice President Kamala Harris (13.00).

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*Odds listed are correct at time of posting but are subject to change at any time.