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2020 Presidential Election Betting: Mark Cuban’s odds are dropping

With the mid-term elections taking place just two months from now, it’s fair to start wondering who will win the 2020 Presidential Election. Donald Trump is one of the most unpopular presidents we have ever seen, but he is still the favorite to win. There is a pretty substantial incumbency advantage when it comes to political office, and the presidency is no different. However, Trump is not an odds-on favorite to win as Robert Mueller’s investigation continues to loom over his administration. There’s even a chance that he does not even earn the Republican Party nomination in 2020 because of the investigation, and that would throw the race wide open.

That makes Mark Cuban an intriguing candidate to win the 2020 Presidential Election. Offshore sportsbook BetDSI recently dropped Cuban’s odds of becoming POTUS from 75-1 to 50-1, and there is a path for him to win the presidency. Like Trump, he is a billionaire businessman with a proclivity for television, but he does not carry the same odiousness.

2020 Presidential Election Betting Odds

Donald Trump 3-2

Kamala Harris 8-1

Elizabeth Warren 10-1

Joe Biden 12-1

Bernie Sanders 12-1

Mike Pence 16-1

Michelle Obama 20-1

Cory Booker 25-1

Kirsten Gillibrand 25-1

Beto O’Rourke 30-1

Mark Cuban 50-1

Oprah Winfrey 50-1

Eric Holder 50-1

Julian Castro 50-1

Bob Iger 50-1

Andrew Cuomo 50-1

Sherrod Brown 50-1

Deval Patrick 50-1

Gavin Newsom 50-1

Dwayne Johnson 60-1

Jamie Dimon 60-1

Hillary Clinton 60-1

Michael Bloomberg 60-1

Howard Schultz 60-1

Amy Klobuchar 60-1

Eric Garcetti 60-1

Al Gore 70-1

Keith Ellison 70-1

Mitt Romney 70-1

Scott Walker 70-1

Marco Rubio 70-1

Ted Cruz 75-1

Tim Kaine 75-1

George Clooney 75-1

Carly Fiorina 75-1

Rand Paul 75-1

LeBron James 100-1

John Cena 200-1

Tammy Duckworth 200-1

Chelsea Clinton 200-1

Tim Cook 200-1

Evan McMullin 250-1

Nancy Pelosi 250-1

Jeff Flake 250-1

Kanye West 500-1

Recently, GetMoreSports’ Chris Sheridan caught up with Cuban and asked the Dallas Mavericks’ owner whether he intended to run in 2020. Cuban declined to answer, yet the speculation over whether he will run is likely to continue until he gives a definitive answer one way or the other.

In the past, Cuban has stated that he would probably run as a Republican Party candidate if he were to take a run at the presidency. Recently, he has seemed more open to running as an independent though. No longer are candidates beholden to a party for publicity and funding due to the rise of the internet and social media and the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v FEC.

If he did formally declare himself as a candidate, Cuban would undoubtedly receive a ton of support. He is a household name due to his involvement in the hit ABC show Shark Tank and in his role as owner of the Mavericks. The billionaire would actually be able to self-fund his campaign too, instead of giving half-truths about self-funding. He would have to be taken much more seriously than Trump was initially, and that would likely cause Cuban’s betting odds to win the presidency to drop substantially.

The good news for sports bettors is that Cuban is a fan of sports betting. When asked what he thinks of legalized sports betting, he said it will “create more awareness, interest, attendance and viewership,” which are “all positives for the business or basketball.”

About Jonathan Willis

Jonathan Willis has written on virtually every sport imaginable over the last decade. His specialties are college football, eSports, politics, the NFL and the NHL. He is always looking for soft markets to pounce on, and he will have you in the black by the end of the year.

About Jonathan Willis

Jonathan Willis has written on virtually every sport imaginable over the last decade. His specialties are college football, eSports, politics, the NFL and the NHL. He is always looking for soft markets to pounce on, and he will have you in the black by the end of the year.

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