As the deadline for delivering Donald Trump to Georgia for booking draws ever closer, online sportsbooks are teeming with bid bets on everything from his tie color to his body weight at the time of booking.
A bookmaker site, Antigua-based BetOnline, on Friday offered a 273.5-pound over/low limit on Trump’s weight after he turned himself in to Fulton County authorities, according to a Gambling News Instagram account The juice.
Over/Under values, which are also commonly used for betting on the total points of a sporting event, allow the player to choose whether they believe the outcome will be higher or lower than the amount selected by bookmakers.
According to BetOnline staff dave mason77 percent of punters have so far taken the over bet on Trump’s weight, prompting the sportsbook to add eight pounds to the total.
That could anger the former president, who took action against Fox News on Thursday, accusing the network of using unflattering photos that make him look “tall” and “orange” with his “chin pulled back.”
Antigua-based BetOnline on Friday offered an upper/lower limit of 273.5 pounds on Trump’s weight after he turned himself in to authorities in Fulton County, TheJuice reported
Trump lashed out at Fox News on Thursday, accusing the network of using unflattering photos that make him look “tall” and “orange” with his “chin pulled back.”
“Why doesn’t Fox and Friends show all the polls where I’m way ahead of Biden,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social platform. ‘Also. They intentionally show the absolute worst pictures of me, especially the big ‘orange’ one with the chin pulled back.”
A spokesman for Fox News did not initially comment. The network is hosting the first Republican presidential debate next Wednesday, which Trump apparently wants to skip.
Meanwhile, for players looking to capitalize on Trump’s weight, it’s worth noting that the current over/underweight at BetOnline is well above the weight recently reported for the former President.
When he was arraigned in Manhattan earlier this year on New York state charges, Trump, 76, reportedly told officers he was six feet tall and weighed 240 pounds — though those measurements were self-reported and unverified.
In 2020, White House Physician Sean P. Conley reported Trump as 6’1″ and 244 pounds at his annual physical.
That was a pound more than at the previous physical in February 2019, when his weight was 243 pounds. In 2018, he weighed 239 pounds.
Other prop bets offered on BetOnline Indicate if Trump will smile in his Georgia mugshot
Currently, the bookmaker strongly favors no mugshot smile and is offering odds of 2-11 that the mugshot will remain bleak.
As for the color of the tie, red is the favorite at odds of 4:9, or an implied probability of 69 percent. No tie is the second most popular option at odds of 17:4, while green offers the longest odds at 25:1.
Another online sportsbook, Bovada based in Curacao is offer odds on whether Trump will wear a MAGA hat in his Georgia mugshot — a result quoted as odds of 25-1 on Friday.
In the US, online betting laws vary by state and players are advised to check local regulations before placing bets.
In Georgia, Trump faces charges over an alleged plan to overturn the state’s 2020 election results.
A sheriff’s deputy stands guard near the Fulton County Courthouse. Trump and his 18 co-defendants in the Georgia case have until noon on August 25 to surrender there
Trump and his 18 co-defendants in the Georgia case have until 12:00 p.m. on August 25 to surrender. Thereafter, they will each appear in court to hear the formal reading of the indictment and to submit a plea.
Trump has pleaded not guilty to the New York case in which he was accused of falsifying business records related to hush money payments ahead of the 2016 election.
He has also pleaded not guilty to two federal criminal cases, one related to classified documents found in Mar-a-Lago and another related to an alleged plot to overturn the 2020 election.
According to polls across the country and in the first primary states, Trump is currently the big favorite for the Republican presidential nomination.
The newest RCP survey average for the 2024 general election shows President Joe Biden narrowly ahead of Trump in a hypothetical duel, with Biden in the polls at 44.4 percent versus Trump at 44.0 percent.