Forget Donald TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is the favorite to win the GOP presidential nomination, according to Paddy Power, the Irish betting site.
Trump trails Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Paddy Power’s rankings, though Trump might be the better bet. At 9-2 odds, a $100 bet on Trump would win $450.
Bush’s odds are 6-4, meaning a $100 bet would return just $150. At 4-1, a $100 bet on Walker would pay $400.
A few long-shots could be worth consideration. Paddy Power’s odds on Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSchumer moves to break GOP blockade on Biden's State picks Bipartisan senators to hold hearing on 'toxic conservatorships' amid Britney Spears controversy GOP senators seek to block dishonorable discharges for unvaccinated troops MORE (R-Texas) winning the nomination are 25-1.
To put that in perspective, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who isn’t running for president, is at 40-1. (Texas Gov. Rick Perry, whi is in the race, is also at 40-1. Fellow White House hopefuls Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamFranken targets senators from both parties in new comedy tour Ohio Republican tests positive for breakthrough COVID-19 case Trump lawyer offered six-point plan for Pence to overturn election: book MORE (R-S.C.) and former New York Gov. George Pataki are at 66-1.)
A bet on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 Clinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Attorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty MORE to win the Democratic nomination returns little. A $100 bet on Clinton returns just $20.
If you are feeling the Bern, however, a $100 bet on Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFranken targets senators from both parties in new comedy tour Pelosi says House members would not vote on spending bill top line higher than Senate's Groups push lawmakers to use defense bill to end support for Saudis in Yemen civil war MORE (I-Vt.) would return $600 at 6-1 odds if he were to win the nomination (actor Alex Baldwin is a 500-1 underdog.)
Clinton is also the favorite to win the White House with even odds, compared to Bush’s 10-3 odds. Trump is 10-1, and Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems attempt to tie government funding, Ida relief to debt limit Poll: Trump dominates 2024 Republican primary field Milley says calls to China were 'perfectly within the duties' of his job MORE (R-Fla.) is 12-1.
Any Democrat gets 4-6 odds to win the White House, while a generic Republican gets lesser, 6-5 odds.
Gambling on U.S. elections is illegal in the United States, so you won’t be able to make any of these bets in Las Vegas.
In Great Britain and Ireland, however, gambling on elections is entirely legal — and big business.