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$200 on Ralph Nader to Show, Please

By Chuckmonster on Friday, 27th August 2004 10:05am
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Bets are off in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) -- Think of a game. Any game. Now try to put a bet on it. There's a fair chance that in Las Vegas someone will give you odds and take your money.

On everything, that is, except the U.S. presidential election.

It is against the law in Las Vegas (and thereby everywhere else) to bet on the outcome of the race for the White House.

Why? No-one seems entirely certain, but it probably has something to do with it being unseemly to bet on something as important as the White House.

Some members of Congress believe all spread betting is immoral and should be banned. The presidential election is just the big enchilada in this respect.

But of course, Las Vegas didn't get to be the gambling capital of the world without being canny.

And even though you can't bet in the city, and no casino is giving you the chance, there are plenty of betting services that are offering up the odds on this years race.

[ You can't go wrong with a Kerry Bush Exacta Box - Ed ]



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