Even though the presidential election in the US have resulted in the election of Donald Trump as president elect, UK bookies are not entirely convinced that the president-elect will be able to take seat as the 45th president of the United States of America.
Bookmakers still believe that Donald Trump will not be able to occupy the White House as president and are thoroughly convinced about it that they are still taking bets over it. Ladbrokes, the British sportsbook asked the question whether outgoing President Barack Obama will still occupy the Oval Office on February 1, 2017.
While it is too far-fetched for that to happen - a situation that will only occur through unprecedented development, the odds dictate though otherwise. With a 10-1 odds on Trump not getting inaugurated on schedule, bookmakers are certainly making things interesting for those betting in US politics.
Bookies are taking bets on whether Trump will still take presidency come February due to a call for investigation on whether Russia had a hand in Trump winning the Election. President Obama ordered a "full review" of the alleged Russian interference earlier this month.
The Central Investigation Agency (CIA) has concluded that Russia did not only want Trump to win the election, but also actively attempted to undermine the outcome.
"I think it's ridiculous. I think it's just another excuse. I don't believe it," Trump told Fox News Sunday over the weekend.
While such suspicion may sound ridiculous for the president-elect, UK sportsbooks are cherishing the novelty bet.