WHAT ARE THE ODDS?

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

There’s a wa­ger­ing op­por­tu­nity in­spired by the Acosta mat­ter. “Will Jim Acosta get his White House press pass back be­fore 2019?” asks Bo­vada, an on­line bet­ting con­cern which cov­ers sports, horse rac­ing, poker and other casino games.

Their ini­tial odds for Mr. Acosta fa­vored not get­ting his cre­den­tials back: The “Yes” odds were +150 (3/2) and the odds for “no,” that the press pass will not be re­turned, started at -200 (1/2).

But things change.

“As of now, the money is be­ing heav­ily on ‘Yes’ for Acosta to have his cre­den­tials re­in­stated,” Bo­vada head odd­s­maker Pat Mor­row tells In­side the Belt­way.

His group had also posted odds on the midterm elec­tion and the se­lec­tion of a new U.S. at­tor­ney gen­eral this week.

“While wa­gers like these usu­ally don’t garner the same kind of heavy wa­ger­ing as tra­di­tional sports bet­ting, the U.S. midterms stood side by side with the NBA, NHL and col­lege foot­ball on Tues­day. The early bet­ting han­dle on the Acosta line, and the new At­tor­ney Gen­eral is a bit lighter as, ad­mit­tedly, there’s much more un­cer­tainty in these kind of bet­ting mar­kets,” Mr. Mor­row says.

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