Online gamblers bet that Gore’s gaining on Clinton

The Web wager world speaks about '08.

Topics: Hillary Rodham Clinton, War Room, Al Gore, White House,

Everyone who is still skeptical that Al Gore isn’t running for president, while he fights global warming, you have some intriguing company — online gamblers. While the odds on Sportsbook.com, an online casino, still favor Hillary Clinton in ’08, Gore is gaining. “With 3-1 odds, Clinton’s likely candidacy has been overshadowed in recent weeks by the re-emergence of former Vice President Al Gore as the Democrats’ potential nominee,” the company said in a statement. “Odds on Gore winning the 2008 election have jumped markedly from 70-1, when betting opened a year ago, to 20 -1 currently. This significant shift reflects the sizeable increase in bets wagered on Gore over the past six months, a probable reaction to rampant media speculation of a second Gore candidacy.”

Whether the Democratic candidate is Hillary or Al, the wagerers on Sportsbook.com do expect a Democrat to take back the White House in ’08. “Although bettors are evenly divided between Clinton and Gore, a resounding majority believe that the 44th President of the United States will be a Democrat,” the company said. “Nearly 20% more bets are being wagered on Democrat than Republican candidates to win the Presidency in 2008.”

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