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Gambling site takes big odds on how many times Trump will lie in his national address

High-rollers have an opportunity to put their money where the President’s mouth is Tuesday night.

 

BookMaker, an offshore gambling house that claims 30 years in the business, is laying odds on how many times President Trump will lie when he addresses the nation at 9 p.m.

 

Trump is expected to make his case about building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. The Federal Government has been under a partial shutdown since Dec. 22 while the President and congress have stood firm on opposite sides of the wall funding debate.

 

“We tend to post these odds for entertainment purposes, however, as a part of a larger trend in interest in political props that we have have been experiencing since the current administration has taken office, we are seeing unexpected volume on such a short term basis,” according to John Lester, who sets odds at the Costa Rica-based gambling site. “We have received over $100,000 in action on this wager in the first 12 hours alone.”

Online gamblers can place up to $500 per bet on how many “false statements” Trump will make by logging onto BookMaker.Eu, where the over-under is 3.5. That means bettors who believe the President to be a man of integrity can win money by wagering the Trump makes fewer than three and a half statements that are demonstrably untrue. Skeptics who want a piece of the action — which represents an overwhelming majority of BookMaker’s clients so far — can claim a cash prize by betting the President makes more than that number of false claims. Read more

 

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Gambling site takes big odds on how many times Trump will lie in his national address

High-rollers have an opportunity to put their money where the President’s mouth is Tuesday night.