This could be one of the most ridiculous grabs for media attention is the betting on “Trumps Lies”. This would be funny if they put Trump against Hilliary Clinton, but they decided to go directly for Trump, hopefully cashing in on peoples perceptions of the President. Here is what the press release says:
Canadian sports-betting website enables the public to bet on Trump’s lies, using Washington Post Trump Fact-Checker as an arbiter.
CanadaSportsBetting.ca, one of Canada’s top sports-betting portals, today announced the launch of a new betting market, which enables the public to bet on U.S President Donald Trump’s mistruths, as recorded by the Washington Post Trump Fact-Checker.According to the Washington Post Fact Checker, in his first 993 days in office, President Trump made 13,435 false or misleading claims. Donald Trump lies more often that most people wash their hands daily. Trump is averaging 603 lies per-month so far in 2019. From 1st January to 9th October 2019, Trump has told 5,785 lies.
In January, people bet on how much Trump would lie in his Oval Office address and Won $276,424. Now bookmakers are taking bets on Trump’s lie-total at the end of 2019.
“Now, for the first time ever, sports bettors can bet on Donald Trump’s lie-total at the end of the year”
said Daniel Templeton, COO of operations at CanadaSportsBetting.ca. “Our analysis suggested a significant probability that the U.S President will continue to tell mistruths, surpassing a total of 14,000 lies (according to the Washington Post fact-checker) by the end of the year. We could not find any bookmakers offering a suitable betting-market, so it made sense to team up with an online sportsbook to open a suitable betting market”.
The opening odds show an Implied Probability of 54.1% that Donald Trump will exceed 14,000 lies by the end of the year.