Clinton and Trump now locked in 50/50 race say bookies

Odds have moved very quickly in favour of Donald Trump according to Betfair.

Betfair have moved the odds to just over a 50/50 race for the White House, clearly unable to pick between the Republican and Democrat candidates.

While other betting outlets like PaddyPower have paid out on Hillary Clinton winning, Betfair have moved Trump’s chances of winning up by 25%.


Out of the £158 million that has been matched on Betfair so far on the Next President field, the large majority of it has been on Clinton.

But tonight the odds on a Clinton victory have moved from 1/10 to 1/2.

At the start of the day Clinton was heavily ahead in the betting, although her stock has plummeted in the market overnight as Trump takes a lead in the electoral votes.


On the FiveThirtyEight website, the % chance of a Trump victory has moved to 26%, while Clinton’s chances of victory have moved down to 73%.

It seems that with so many of the ‘blue states’ still to be called, and with Trump having a lead over his democratic rival, punters are placing active bets on the states declared, and expecting to see a President Trump.

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