The majority of wagers placed on the U.S. presidential election in B.C. have been placed on Donald Trump. (File photo)

The majority of wagers placed on the U.S. presidential election in B.C. have been placed on Donald Trump. (File photo)

Poll: Who do you expect to win the U.S. presidential election?

B.C. bettors are favouring Trump

The 2020 U.S. presidential election is today and B.C. is betting on Donald Trump — or at least, that’s the wager for most online gamblers.

British Columbians have placed upwards of 12,000 bets totalling approximately $3 million on the U.S. election using PlayNow.com.

The event is now the online betting site’s single-most popular betting event in history, and the majority of PlayNow.com bettors are backing Donald Trump.

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More than $1.4 million — 68 per cent of the wagers — have been placed on Trump heading into Tuesday’s election. If Trump wins, PlayNow.com will pay out more than $3.4 million. The president is currently the underdog. His odds on PlayNow.com are sitting at 2.35, meaning a $100 wager on a winning bet would return $235.

Democratic presidential candidate and former vice-president Joe Biden has much better odds of winning, according to PlayNow.com bookmakers. His odds on the website are currently 1.58, giving winning bettors a $158 return on a $100 wager.

Bettors who backed Biden also stand to win some huge profits if the Democrats win. The bets totaling more than $622,000 — 29 per cent of the wagers — translate to a combined potential payout of more than $1 million if Biden is victorious.

It’s clear who bettors are favouring in the U.S. election, but who are you betting on? Let us know by voting in our poll below — no money required.


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