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Gambling websites raise the odds of Trump impeachment amid Comey scandal

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Online wagers continue to increase that POTUS Donnie won’t complete full term. And here I thought Election day was the true gamble. – PB/TK

Gambling websites raise the odds of Trump impeachment amid Comey scandal – By Andrew Blake / May 17, 2017

Odds are better than ever President Trump won’t survive four years in office, British bookmakers said Wednesday amid heightened calls for impeachment.

Online gamblers are increasingly wagering against the future of the president’s Oval Office tenure in the wake of recent potentially term-ending news reports this week, according to the administrators of several betting websites abroad.

“Overnight we’ve seen more than [$6,000] bet on Trump to leave before the end of his first term, and we expect to see a lot more bet today, with his odds now shortening from evens into 5/6,” Katie Baylis, a spokeswoman for London-based betting exchange Betfair, said Wednesday, indicating a 55 percent likelihood Mr. Trump leaves office before his stint is slated to end in early 2021, MarketWatch reported.

Gamblers had wagered an additional $16,000 against Mr. Trump by Wednesday evening, U.K. time, she told Marketwatch.

Competing websites, meanwhile, reported experiencing a similar flurry of Trump-connected activity as well this week in the wake of recent news reports triggering calls for impeachment.

Continue to washingtontimes.com article: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/17/gambling-websites-raise-odds-trump-impeachment/

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