Donald Trump Boosts Online Gambling in Britain
Donald Trump becoming president of the United States of America was never given a betting chance in the United Kingdom. A lot of gamblers such as Paul Krishnamurthy, an expert in gambling and writer of the blog, The Political Gambler lost huge sums of money due to the fact that Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the Presidential race to the White House. However, instead of showing that their feelings have been hurt, majority of these gamblers are of the view that Donald Trump’s ascension of the U.S Presidency is rather going to be a boost for online gambling in Britain.
Alex Donohue, the Public Relations Officer of Ladbrokes had this to say in a phone interview with The Post, “Donald Trump being president is a brilliant thing for betting companies in the United Kingdom. He has created an incredible amount of interest in betting.” The inability of a person to predict the next action that President Donald J. Trump will take are all translated into betting options in the United Kingdom. Never has one person been so unpredictable to the point of generating betting options. This can be seen in Donohue’s comments about Trump’s unpredictability and actions, “It leads to speculation which can be translated in betting.”
With majority of Ladbrokes players being resident in the United Kingdom, this new development of Trump’s activities being considered as betting options is good news for the operators of Ladbrokes. There are countless numbers of betting options available for players to place bets on when it comes to the next action that President Trump will take. Betting has always been associated with trying to predict the outcome of an event before it even happens and a look at President Trump’s nature of doing things point in the direction that his every move is a betting option for gamblers.
Currently, majority of Ladbrokes players within the United Kingdom are placing bets on whether President Trump will get impeached in the course of his administration among other actions like President Trump receiving a Noble Prize in 2017. Players are now trying to predict the next thing that will be done by President Trump and it is all in all helping to boost the gambling industry in the United Kingdom immensely. With a 1 to 1 odds payout, Ladbrokes and Canada online casinos are offering players the chance to double the money on bets placed on Donald Trump.
Major gambling operators like Ladbrokes are simply in the business to make money and are therefore not really bothered about whether their predictions are accurate. Donohue puts it in a better way when he said, “You don’t care if you are right or wrong… the role of a bookmaker is never to predict the future. Instead, you care about the house and the potential money that can be made. This comment by Donohue goes to show that gambling operators are simply out there to ensure that they make a lot of money from President Trump’s unpredictable nature. However, it is this same unpredictability that makes placing of such bets by players a two-way affair. With President Trump, you never know the next thing to expect from him. So in as much as online gambling sites are in it for the profit, it should also be seen that there is a very high probability of players winning huge sums of money as bets placed on President Trump.
Although there are other high profile events that are closely watched by the gambling world, the issue of Donald Trump as the President of the United States of America can never be swept under the carpet. This is a man who is shrouded in uncertainty and unpredictability. These are two things that fuel the gambling interests of people. It is therefore not surprising to find out that President Trump is regarded as a major boost in gambling activities within Britain.