|The world’s largest online sportsbook has seen a significant rise in wagering on Vice President Dick Cheney as the likely winner of the 2008 race for the White House. |
According to the site Sportsbook.com, Cheney's odds improved from 100-1 in May to his current level of 20-1.
The increase in betting activity comes in the wake of recent media coverage of Cheney's chances of winning the Republican nomination during the 2008 primaries.
Hillary Clinton continues to be the betting favourite for the Democrats. Odds on Senator Clinton have moved from 6-1 to 7-2.
Despite Cheney's improving odds, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani remains the Republican favourite, with 10-1 odds. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has gone from 15-1 to 25-1 odds.
Adding to the fun and challenge, Sportsbook.com is offering odds on a number of less likely presidential candidates, from film director Michael Moore to conservative news personality Bill O'Reilly and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Latest odds on the 2008 U.S. Presidential Elections can be found at www.sportsbook.com