It is too bad that when individual sports betting is to be allowed in Ontario, I cannot run a legal book on the federal election. I could make a potful of money on all the sucker bets available.
I could get started with all the idiots running around loose bleating that they do not want an election. So what? All they need to do is pay attention. Listen to the politicians and then vote. What is their problem with that?
But I could make the most money on the fools who are going to vote as their parents did and their grandparents before that. There are conservative, liberal and new democrat voters out there who will never change. They are mired in our country’s past. They do not look into the future.
And good luck with the greens. That party practices self immolation as though it is the only alternative.
It is not as bad as Maxime Bernier’s private party. You have to be an extremist to join that ‘People’s Party’ club.
It is not as though we are forgetting the Bloc Québécois. Think of them as that ambulance that follows the horses around the track, outside the rail. They are there just as scavengers, to pick up the pieces.
For openers in a book, you have to post a ‘morning line.’ These are the opening odds that you should be able to get from your favourite bookie:
Liberal Majority Government – 5 to 4 (a 4-dollar bet can win you $5)
Liberal Minority Government – Even Money (a dollar bet can win a dollar)
Conservative Majority — 7 to 1 (a dollar bet can win you $7)
Conservative Minority — 4 to 1 (a dollar bet can win you $4)
NDP Majority — 25 to 1 (a dollar bet can win you $25)
NDP Minority — 12 to 1 (a dollar bet can win you $12)
Green Minority — 50 to 1 (a dollar bet can win you $50)
Bloc Québécois Minority — 100 to 1 (a dollar bet can win you $100)
People’s Party — Don’t waste your money.
Always remember though that the odds can fluctuate throughout the campaign. Leaders sometimes say the right things and sometimes say the wrong things.
Best you ignore the polls and hold your bets until after Labour Day.
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