It certainly says a lot about our cynical world when one of the largest corporate bookmakers Sportsbet mentioned assassination as one of the reasons it may not have to payout on an Obama win as per their contract with punters.
Aussie punters have no such worries with Centrebet as it pays out on the political party not the candidate and will be sending out winnings this week.
Stone the crows! In the US of A do they really expect that someone would place a bet then grab a rifle or do they just think that Obama is hated that much by white supremacists?
According to Gambling911, in the U.K. and Ireland Paddy Power and the punters are even sicker.
"Ireland's biggest online bookmaker, Paddy Power, has been raked through the coals for offering a bet on which it will pay out should president-elect Barack Obama be assassinated during his first term in office, write Patrick Griffin and Allison Bray of the Independent.
And people are betting it. Odds have been slashed from 16-1 yesterday to 12-1 Friday morning."