It wasn’t a total loss during Tuesday night’s election – at least for those who put money on Donald Trump to win.
The B.C. Lottery Corporation’s Doug Cheng says those who boldly put their money on the billionaire businessman brought home some big earnings: $837,000 to be exact.
When Trump began kicking tires on a presidential bid last January, BCLC’s PlayNow.com gave him lofty 100-to-1 odds; they didn’t get a single bet.
Later, the odds became 60-to-1, and by last night, they were 7-to-2.
One gambler even took home a $20,000 payout.
Cheng says election bets were so popular for BCLC that they surpassed the popularity of both the Super Bowl and Stanley Cup Finals.
More bets to come on what will become of President Trump
There are already other Donald Trump bets on the board.
“We already have bets on American politics, not on the election but on what’s going to happen after the election. Things like will Donald Trump be impeached, things like that.”
That wager holds 8-to-1 odds, while the odds of Trump building the wall covering the entirety of the U.S.-Mexican border before the end of 2020 is at 4.7-to-1.
Novelty bets like the election, Cheng says, are here to stay.
Trump turning the White House gold come in at 55-to-1.