Animals, today someone reached out to me from Canada, which is a place that I have heard about for a long time but never actually been to. Here is what I know about Canada:
— It is very cold in Canada.
— Canada is one of the best sports cities in the world if you are into hockey.
But today I learned something new about Canada. That is because one of their sports books is taking action on elections in the USA.
Liar, Liar – Pants on fire.
— CanadaSportsBetting.ca (@CANSportbetting) November 6, 2019
Here is what their flagship bet is about:
“Donald Trumpâ€™s constant stream of misleading statements and flat-out lies” (emphasis theirs).
That’s right, you can bet on the total numbers of lies Il Duce aka Donald Trump tells, according to fact checking done by the Fake News Media (FNM). I personally am fascinated by this bet because it tells me a lot about the political culture in Canada. My experience on PredictIt is that a majority of degenerate gamblers are cool with Trump or at least neutral towards him. PredictIt would never roll-out a partisan “Trump is a Liar” market. They would also never create a “How Many Emails Did Hillary Delete?” market or a “When Will LeBron James Apply for Chinese Citizenship” market. It would just step on too many toes. But I guess in Canada even gamblers think that Trump is a total bonehead.
I went online to check my hypothesis against recent polling data and as usual, it turned out that I was right. Zero percent of Canada voted for Trump in 2016. Zero. I guess those Canadians are just worried that Donald Trump is going to build a great, great wall up there too. At least he would have lots of rich Canadian pop-stars to tax in order to make them pay for it.
Anyway, back to the point. If you are reading this up north, you now have a chance to bet on U.S. politics in Canada. We are officially global.