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U.S. Political Betting Briefly Legalized In West Virginia, USA
For a brief moment, Americans were legally able to bet on the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. And then they weren’t.
FanDuel Sportsbook in West Virginia announced on Wednesday that they’d been granted permission to post odds on the Nov. 3rd vote. West Virginia became the first state to offer U.S. political betting in a legal, regulated environment.
US Election 2020 Odds were posted
Incumbent Donald Trump was favored at -110, with Democratic challenger Joe Biden listed at +125. Kamala Harris was listed as the +188 chalk to be Biden’s Vice-Presidential running mate. Republicans (-125) were favored over Democrats (-110) to capture the White House.
In a blink of an eye, those odds vanished from FanDuel’s website.
According to a Bloomberg News report, the West Virginia lottery, which regulates sports betting in the state, requested more time from the sportsbook in order to research and discover what implications might arise from offering wagering on the election.