B.C. residents betting big on U.S. presidential race 。
VICTORIA — British Columbians betting on Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election are wagering Republican candidate Donald Trump could make them some serious money. More than $590,000 has been bet on the presidential election through the BC Lottery Corporation’s
As of Tuesday afternoon, as Americans finished casting their ballots, 53 per cent of the 5,561 wagers were placed on Trump to win the election, but more money had been wagered on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton ($374,000) versus Trump ($209,000).
The numbers reflect the longer odds, and potentially bigger returns, for Trump’s victory on PlayNow. The site will pay out $4.50 for every $1 bet on Trump, meaning a $100 wager could turn into $450 if he wins the presidency. Written another way, the odds for Trump are 7/2 (for every $2 you bet, your profit is $7 and your overall payout is $9).