Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

One of the world's biggest bookies is so sure that Hillary Clinton will win next month's U.S. presidential contest that it has already started paying bettors. Paddy Power said Tuesday it will begin to pay out more than $1 million US to people with bets on its books in favour of Clinton, whose odds of winning have risen so high that a bettor would have to put up $11 just to win $2. In decimal terms, that implies the wife of former president Bill Clinton has better than an 84 per cent chance of victory.



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"With national polls showing a healthy lead for the Democratic candidate and Donald Trump's campaign running into scandal after scandal, Paddy Power believes it's a done deal and that Hillary is a nailed-on certainty to occupy the Oval Office," said Paddy Power, based in Ireland.


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Still a little premature if you are in the gambling business. But...

#1 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2016-10-18 10:53 PM | Reply

Trump could still win. He's given up on rational, moderate conservatives and is now feeding red meat to the under-educated, low income angry white nationalist isolationist bigots that support him... and there are lots of them.

He is depending on the sayings of that old time rwinger Mencken....


No one in this world, so far as I know - and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me - has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. H. L. Mencken

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2016-10-19 01:57 AM | Reply

I'm missing something here. They have 'Started paying out', and 'Will begin to pay out', at the same time?

#3 | Posted by Whizzo at 2016-10-19 07:58 AM | Reply

This will be news with Vlad the Emailer and his toady Julian show up to cash their tickets...

#4 | Posted by catdog at 2016-10-19 08:38 AM | Reply


Trumps odds changed in his favor dramatically. Bookies in Europe are redoing their numbers. This Irish guy probably paid out what he had to Clinton bettors as to declare bankruptcy when Trump wins. Hes gonna be in a hole 1000 times deeper than if he just pays the HIllary bettors off and claims hes broke...

#5 | Posted by aescal at 2016-10-19 02:26 PM | Reply

The betting is Rigged I tell you!

It's Rigged Bigly!

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2016-10-20 02:23 PM | Reply

How many times did Trump use "bigly" last night? I counted at least two.

It seems as though it was proven to Trump that bigly actually is not a word and to alleviate his embarrassment, he's chosen to push for the word's acceptance into the English language by legitimizing it in presidential campaign debates and speeches.

#7 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2016-10-20 02:26 PM | Reply

He said it twice in the same sentence. Well, I guess it was a sentence. Hard to tell when his sentences end.

Anyway, it was hilarious and now Bigly is one of my favorite non-words.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2016-10-20 02:42 PM | Reply

This election is in the bag according to today's talking points. All irredeemables get ready to bow to Hillary or get out of the USA. Things are great already and we need 4 more years of the policies that got us here so we can stay on our trajectory of greatness. Besides as first man, imagine the women WJC will be able to bed. Suck it deplorables!

#9 | Posted by Nuke_Gently at 2016-10-20 05:29 PM | Reply

Suck it deplorables!

#9 | Posted by Nuke_Gently

To heck with that!

Be an Alfalfa Man.

Grab it by the ----- and shove your tongue down it's throat.

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2016-10-20 07:24 PM | Reply

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