British bookmakers swamped with wagers that Trump will be ousted

  • 01/02/2017
London protesters against Trump
London protesters against Trump (Getty)

Less than two weeks after Donald Trump's inauguration and amid anger over his immigration policy, hundreds of Britons are betting that the US president will not last a year in office.

Bookmaker Ladbrokes is offering odds of 4/1 on the real-estate tycoon being replaced as president of the United States in 2017.

"It's incredible how many people are betting, taking the 4/1 about him being replaced this year, and even the 11/10 on him being impeached or even resigning in the first term," said Matthew Shaddick, head of political odds at Ladbrokes.

He said several hundred punters had laid bets, typically worth about 25 pounds (NZ$42) each.

Among a blackboard of Trump Specials on offer at a Ladbrokes shop on London's Strand were a 4/1 wager on the former reality TV star serving a full two terms in office, as well as 5/2 odds on Trump's planned state visit to Britain being cancelled.

British lawmakers will hold a debate on February 20 on a petition signed by more than 1.6 million people calling for the state visit to be called off to avoid embarrassing Queen Elizabeth.