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Daily Update for Betting on the 2020 Presidential Election – Saturday, October 31

| October 31, 2020 3:10 am PDT
Presidential Election Betting Daily Update – Saturday, October 31, 2020

While Americans continue to bet on the 2020 US presidential election, British gamblers have also been betting on the election in high numbers. With a record amount of money changing hands, those across the pond appear to be as excited about the election as Americans.

Some are quoting that almost £232 million, or around $300 million, has been wagered on the election by Brits as of Wednesday. This would easily surpass the previous record of £199 million set by bettors on the Trump-Clinton election in 2016.

As long as the election carries on, many of the markets will be open for bets. If the election takes days, or even weeks to be decided, the final figure of money bet on Trump-Biden could be absolutely staggering.

Friday was an interesting day in the 2020 presidential election. I’ll be getting to that a little later. First, let’s see if the latest odds for the presidential election give us any insight into how people were gambling on Friday.

Latest Odds for the 2020 US Election

Donald Trump to Win +130
Joe Biden to Win -170

Biden’s odds of -170 to win the presidential election have not changed from those available to bettors yesterday.

The same applies to Trump, who remains at +130 with betting sites.

These odds will certainly change, however. You can keep track of the latest odds changes for Trump and Biden here.

More Than 80 Million Votes Cast

80 million votes have been cast in the election as of Friday.

In Florida, 7.8 million votes were in which was up by 400,000 from Thursday. Numbers from Georgia suggested that the highest turnout in a US election ever could happen, with 3.6 million casting their votes from the state. 

North Carolina has 4,022,865 votes cast, which is expected to increase further, while more than 2 million Pennsylvanians have also voted. 

In Texas, over 9 million people have cast their votes. That accounts to around 53% of registered voters.

Trump Unhappy with Crowd Limits at Rally

President Trump hit out at the 250-person limit for his rally in Rochester, Minnesota on Friday. 

Trump claimed to reporters that he was “having a problem with some people in Minnesota.” But guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health capped 250 people at events, providing social distancing is maintained.

Trump and Biden Hit the Midwest

Joe Biden hit the Midwest trail on Friday, with trips to the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, before attending events in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Trump also registered trips to Minnesota and Wisconsin as efforts to win key swing states intensify.

USPS to Take “Extraordinary Measures” Ahead of Election

The US Postal Service was ordered by a federal judge on Friday to take “extraordinary measures” to ensure ballots are delivered in time before Tuesday’s election.

Among the changes, USPS will now collect mail this Sunday, approve overtime hours, provide early collections on Monday and Tuesday. These measures are hoped to curtail delays with the 2020 election.

2020 Presidential Election Betting

Trump and Biden hit the Midwest as many voters across the US made their choice for who they want as president.

The betting odds for Trump-Biden have not changed from yesterday, despite the candidates’ efforts. Will we see a change in presidential betting markets on Saturday? I’ll be back tomorrow with an update on that.

For now, I’ll leave you with some of our popular blog content to read ahead of Tuesday’s election.

Adam Haynes
Adam Haynes

Adam is a sports writer and tipster with a strong background in MMA, boxing, and combat sports.

When Adam isn't writing about those, as well as politics, rugby, and Gaelic Games, he can be found working on methods and strategies to beat the bookies.

For his troubles, Adam is a fan of Leinster Rugby, Glasgow Celtic, and trusting the process.

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