When sports, politics collide: betting on Donald Trump’s border wall

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It’s a big week for betting, as millions of football fans will place a bet on more than a hundred possible Super Bowl LI related wagers between now and Sunday.

Even with the biggest game in sports less than a week away, the conversation nationally continues to be on politics, and the first few days of Donald Trump’s controversial presidency.

One of the top sports-betting websites, Bovada, has opened odds to bet on a variety of border wall-related topics.

Mostly mundane, the site seems to both be poking fun at Trump’s proposed wall between the United States and Mexico, while also looking to turn a profit. Just whose job it is to handicap the odds of bets like this is unclear, but it is definitelya pretty interesting job. The site also took bets on who Trump’s Supreme Court nominee would be prior to Tuesday night. They even have footnotes for their socalled “Trump Border Wall Special.”

Here are a few of the betting lines they offer:

Officially proposed height of US/Mexico border wall?

Over 37.5 ft.(-120), Under 37.5 ft.(-120)

(All wagers have action. Proposed height measured in feet. Applies to above ground portion only. Bookmanager’s decision is final.)

When will crews break ground on the wall?

Before July 4th, 2017 (+110) After July 4th, 2017 (-150)

Will there be a ribbon cutting ceremony?

Yes (EVEN) No (-14)

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