Gambling pros bet against Trump for election win

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Republican candidate Donald Trump has plenty of experience building casinos, but gambling professionals in Vegas don’t give him good odds of winning the White House.

CCTV America’s Nathan King has more.

Gambling pros bet against Trump for election win

Gambling pros bet against Trump for election win

Republican candidate Donald Trump has plenty of experience building casinos, but gambling professionals in Vegas don't give him good odds of winning the White House. CCTV America’s Nathan King reports.

Jimmy Vaccaro from the South Point Casino can give you the odds on any game any play. He doesn’t need a computer, he’s been working in the business for 30 years and is a legend in Las Vegas.

One bet he can’t take, though, is who will win the election. It’s illegal to bet on politics in the U.S. But he does the odds anyway, just for fun, and it’s not looking good for Trump.

If gambling on the U.S. election was allowed, Jimmy would be happy to take gamblers’ money. He thinks Nevada could almost double what it makes on the biggest U.S. game of the year-the Super Bowl.

Gamblers anxious to make a bet on the U.S. presidential race can only do so through foreign online betting and prediction sites. Some of those are already offering to pay out on Hillary Clinton becoming President. That’s as close to a sure thing as you can get.

Vaccaro explains further on how he sets the presidential odds:


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