|Sportsbook.com has had an avalanche of bets on Karl Rove remaining at the Whitehouse. The Deputy Chief of Staff has had an overwhelming vote of confidence, as nearly three-quarters of bets are on him to keep his job. |
Sportsbook.com is the only place gamblers can bet on the ongoing saga online and are currently offering 10-11 that the criminal investigations will force Rove out of the Whitehouse. Rove has been somewhat fortunate that attention has been focussing on Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff, Lewis Libby, recently as the Grand Jury hears testimony from a New York Times reporter over leaked security information.
There is a belief in Washington that Rove has little chance of surviving the drawn-out political scandal although the betting public are not so sure.
“So many people have an opinion on what will happen to Karl Rove and now they have a chance to wager on the outcome,” said Sportbook’s Alex Czajkowski. “Sportsbook.com is committed to providing all the betting odds our customers could want. If that means going beyond the playing field and into the political arena, then we are going to do it.”