Sportsbooks Accepting Bets On Who Will Speak At Republican National Convention
The Republican National Convention is just three days away, but political analysts across the country are still waiting on the speaking list to be revealed for the four-night, mostly virtual event.
One former Trump advisor that we can almost guarantee will not be on the shortlist of invitees is Steve Bannon, who was arrested by federal officers yesterday for scheming to defraud “Build The Wall,” a charitable fund designated to construct a border wall between the United States and Mexico.
Never say never when it comes to betting on Trump to play it safe. Bannon was freed on a $5 million bond so perhaps he can jump on a quick Zoom call and deliver his comments.
All kidding aside, political sportsbooks have jumped in with both feet and have offered a plethora of betting lines on the RNC. The proceedings begin on Monday, and the schedule is as follows:
Republican National Convention Schedule
Monday, August 24 – “Land of Promise,”
Tuesday, August 25 – “Land of Opportunity”
- First Lady Melania Trump
Wednesday, August 26 – “Land of Heroes”
- Vice President Mike Pence
Thursday, August 27 – “Land of Greatness”
- President Donald Trump
The RNC can be seen via the following broadcast, cable, and streaming options:
- Television: ABC, CBS, C-SPAN, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, PBS
- Streaming: Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video
Each day’s event will begin at 9:00 AM EST but outside of the designated speakers above for each day, not much else is known about who will be appearing, and what time they will be delivering their remarks.
The following speakers have been announced, but there has been no indication as to when they will be making their respective appearances.
- Abby Johnson
- Joni Ernst (United States Senator from Iowa)
- Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley
- House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (US Representative from California)
- Patricia and Mark McCloskey
- South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem
- Andrew Pollack
- Nick Sandmann
- Tim Scott (US Senator from South Carolina)
Popular betting site BetOnline has unveiled the following odds for next week’s RNC. This one asks gamblers to select who they think will be the most likely candidate to make an appearance at the podium.
Who Will Be An Official RNC Speaker?
- Scott Baio +200
- Kid Rock +300
- Antonio Sabato Jr. +400
- Ted Nugent +600
- Diamond and Silk +700
- Mike Ditka +800
- Conor McGregor +900
- Dennis Quaid +1000
- Stephen Baldwin +1000
- Stacey Dash +1200
- Tito Ortiz +1200
- Dana White +1400
While the makeup of these options may appear to be a joke at first glance, two of the potential speakers, UFC President Dana White and actor Scott Baio, actually appeared at the RNC in 2016.
Of the prospective speakers listed, Trump’s campaign should go after Dennis Quaid because he is the only one that has the potential to capture the interest of voters that fall outside of his base. The remaining choices only appeal to people that are already going to support Trump this fall.
There are also the following political prop bets offered for what will actually be said by Trump at the Convention. The safe money is on “yes” for all of these in our opinion, and the oddsmakers agree. Get your bets in now and see if they pay out next week.
How Many “Non-Facts” Will Be Said By President Trump
- Over 24½ non-facts -120
- Under 24½ non-facts -120
Will “China Virus” Be Said By President Trump?
- Yes -300
- No +200
Will “Fake News” Be Said By President Trump?
- Yes -200
- No +150
Will “Goodyear” Be Said By President Trump?
- No -300
- Yes +200
Will “Hoax” Be Said By President Trump?
- No -140
- Yes +100
Will “Rigged” Be Said By President Trump?
- Yes -150
- No +110
Will “Sleepy Joe” Be Said By President Trump?
- No -120
- Yes -120
Will “Witch Hunt” Be Said By President Trump?
- No -120
- Yes -120