As the deadline for Donald Trump to travel to book in Georgia approaches, online sportsbooks are going wild with betting propositions on everything from the color of his tie to his body weight when booking.
Antigua-based bookmaker site BetOnline offered a plus/minus 273.5 pounds for Trump’s weight on Friday when he surrendered to Fulton County authorities, the gambling news Instagram account noted. ‘money. The juice.
Over/unders, which are also often used to bet on the total points of a sporting event, allow the player to choose whether he thinks the outcome will be higher or lower than the amount selected by the bettors.
According to a BetOnline employee david mason77% of players have taken the bet on Trump’s weight so far, prompting the bookmaker to increase the total by eight pounds.
That could irritate the former president, who lashed out at Fox News on Thursday, accusing the network of using unflattering photographs that make him look “fat” and “orange” with his “chin pulled back.”
Antigua-based BetOnline offered a plus/minus 273.5 pounds for Trump’s weight on Friday when he surrendered to Fulton County authorities, TheJuice noted.
On Thursday, Trump lashed out at Fox News, accusing the network of using unflattering photographs that make him look “fat” and “orange” with his “chin pulled back.”
“Why doesn’t Fox and Friends show all the polls where I beat Biden, by a lot,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social platform. ‘Also. they deliberately show the worst pictures of me, especially the big “orange” one with my chin pulled back.
A Fox News spokesperson had no immediate comment. The network is hosting the first GOP presidential primary debate next Wednesday, which Trump is apparently considering skipping.
Meanwhile, for players looking to cash in on Trump’s weight, it should be noted that the current over/under at BetOnline is well above any weight that has recently been reported for the former president.
When he was sentenced in Manhattan on charges in New York state earlier this year, 76-year-old Trump reportedly told officials he was 6ft 2in tall and weighed 240lbs – although those measures were self-reported and not verified.
In 2020, White House physician Sean P. Conley reported that Trump was 6-foot-3 and weighed 244 pounds during his annual physical.
That was a pound heavier than her previous physique released in February 2019, which showed her weight at 243 pounds. In 2018, he weighed 239 pounds.
Other prop bets offered at BetOnline include whether Trump will smile in his Georgia mugshot.
Currently, the bookmaker strongly favors no smile per mugshot, offering odds of 2 to 11 to keep the mugshot austere.
When it comes to tie color, red is the favorite with odds of 4 to 9, an implied probability of 69%. “No tie” is the second preferred option with odds of 17-4, while “green” offers the longest odds with odds of 25-1.
Another online bookmaker, Bovada, based in Curacao, is offer odds on whether Trump will wear a MAGA hat in his Georgia mugshot – a result listed Friday at 25-1.
In the United States, online betting laws vary by state and players are advised to check local regulations before placing bets.
In Georgia, Trump is accused of an alleged plan to overturn the results of the state’s 2020 election.
A sheriff’s deputy stands guard near the Fulton County Courthouse. Trump and his 18 co-defendants in the Georgia case have until noon August 25 to go there
Trump and his 18 co-defendants in the Georgia case have until noon Aug. 25 to surrender, after which they will each appear in court to hear the official reading of the charges and enter a plea.
Trump has pleaded not guilty in the New York case, in which he was accused of falsifying business records related to silent payments before the 2016 election.
He also pleaded not guilty to two federal criminal cases, one stemming from classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago, and the other related to the alleged plan to void the 2020 election.
Trump is currently the overwhelming favorite to win the Republican presidential nomination, based on polls nationwide and in early primary states.
The last CPR Survey Average for the 2024 general election shows President Joe Biden narrowly ahead of Trump in a hypothetical game, with Biden polled at 44.4% to Trump’s 44.0%.