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It’s been a crazy sort of year in world politics, not least thanks to the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Since then, the news coming out of the US of A has been increasingly unusual, ranging from travels bans to the coining of the term ‘alternative facts’. And with unpredictability comes opportunity. The opportunity to wager, that is, and Paddy Power Betfair are taking that to a whole new level.
Many online sites that offer sports or live betting also have a section for world politics. Paddy Power Betfair now have a whole section dedicated to politics across the world, from Ireland to New Zealand. But visitors to the site will also notice a Donald Trump section, dedicated to the most controversial political figure elected in recent times.
In fact, there has been such a surge in interest in making bets on politics that a vacancy for a dedicated bookmaker was issued last week, with hundreds submitting applications for the post.
So, what can you bet on in the Donald Trump section? Well there are some serious outcomes available – will Trump be impeached within his first year? Will he resign? Will he win a second term?
There are also outcomes that involve members of Trump’s administration. Will the controversial pick for Attorney General Jeff Sessions resign or be sacked? Will press secretary Sean Spicer keep his job?
You can also bet on specific policies Trump may or may not implement and Paddy Power has helpfully organized them into separate categories – domestic policies, foreign policy, Mexico, Russia, family, impeachment and others. For example, you can place a bet on whether Trump announces that alien life exists (20/1) or that Area 51 is opened to the public during his first term in office (33/1).
You can also bet on whether the Queen will ban Trump from the UK (20/1), whether Mexico pays for the controversial wall along the border (25/1) or whether Trump will take his Presidential vacations in Russia every year (33/1). You can also head over to the ‘other’ section for some truly wild speculation – that Trump will have the White House painted gold, that he will personally grow a Hitler moustache or that he will have the singer Madonna deported.
If placing bets on politics is not your bag, despite these truly fantastic betting opportunities, Paddy Power and Betfair both offer plenty of other ways to have fun online. At both of these sites, you will be able to play a range of poker, slots, live casino games and more. Good options for when you want to get away from the news cycle!