Tonight (October 19) could be the last chance for Donald Trump to swing the polls in his favour. The final US presidential debate is taking place in the country’s betting capital and Hillary Clinton is currently odds-on favourite to stay on top.
Along with the rest of the country, Nevada has a ban on political gambling. However, online betting is possible and oddsmaker Ben Eckstein laid out the chances for each candidate.
“So for the debate, we’re looking at something that might or might not swing the pendulum in Donald Trump’s favor. Right now we have the odds for Hillary Clinton at 1-5 — put up five dollars, get back only one. At this moment, Donald Trump is 9-2. You would put up two dollars, you would win back nine dollars.
“So in the betting world [...] Hillary Clinton is the substantial favourite. Donald Trump right at the moment a substantial underdog and the only way we see for him to move the needle is to have a phenomenal debate and Hillary to stumble, fall, something dramatic happen, which probably won’t.”
Up for debate will be topics such as immigration, the economy, foreign hot spots and suitability for the presidency. Fox News’ Chris Wallace will moderate.