Atlantic Lottery Corporation taking bets on U.S. presidential race

If you love U.S. politics, the Atlantic Lottery Corporation has a new game for you.

What the oddsmakers say about favourites and underdogs in presidential race

A $1 bet on Donald Trump as the successful Republican nominee would get you $3.25. (John Locher/The Associated Press)

If you love U.S. politics, the Atlantic Lottery Corporation has a new game for you.

For the first time, Atlantic Lottery is taking bets on the Democratic and Republican nomination races — and the eventual race for the presidency.

Bets can be placed through the corporation's Pro-Line betting system, which is usually used for sporting events.

As of yesterday, Hillary Clinton was the odds-on favourite to win both the Democratic nomination and the presidency, while Marco Rubio was favoured to win the Republican nomination.

Here are the payouts, based on a $1 bet as of Wednesday afternoon:

DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE:

  • Hillary Clinton $1.05
  • Bernie Sanders $7.50
  • John Kerry $67
  • Martin O'Malley $67
  • Elizabeth Warren $101
  • Jim Webb $101
  • Andrew Cuomo $101

REPUBLICAN NOMINEE:

  • Marco Rubio $2.50
  • Donald Trump $3.25
  • Ted Cruz $3.25
  • Jeb Bush $8.50
  • Chris Christie $13.00
  • Ben Carson $51.00
  • John Kasich $101.00
  • Carly Fiorina $101.00
  • Mike Huckabee $101.00
  • Rand Paul $101.00
  • Michael Bloomberg $151.00

PRESIDENT:

  • Hillary Clinton $1.60
  • Marco Rubio $6
  • Donald Trump $5
  • Ted Cruz $8
  • Jeb Bush $19
  • Bernie Sanders $19
  • Chris Christie $23
  • John Kasich $101
  • Ben Carson $81
  • Carly Fiorina $101

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