Kamala Harris sees dramatic surge in betting odds after first debate

Kamala Harris drew widespread praise for her performance during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debates, and oddsmakers have taken notice.
On Bovada, Harris is now tied for the third-best chances to win the presidency at 2020 at +750, just behind Donald Trump (EVEN) and Joe Biden (+450).
The California Senator was listed at +1200 last month and sat behind Trump, Biden, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
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Other gambling platforms are even more generous.
On Bet Online, Harris is now given the very best odds (+250) of winning the Democratic nomination, and can be followed by Joe Biden (+325) and Elizabeth Warren (+450).
Predict It also lists Kamala Harris as the favorite to win the nomination, although the website models odds from the types of”share prices” of a candidate’s stock. Her”cost” has become 22 cents, which positions before Joe Biden (21 cents) and Elizabeth Warren (20 cents).
Also rising following the first debate were Elizabeth Warren (+2000 on Bovada last month and +750 now) and Pete Buttigieg (+1100 on Bovada past month and +850 now).
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Joe Biden’s chances have dipped marginally on Bovada, as he was recorded at +450 going into the debates and currently sits at +425. Oddsmakers are probably waiting on polling to see whether the former president’s performance will have any impact on his service, because Biden has maintained a healthy lead in the polls despite many of effort controversies to this stage.
Bernie Sanders seemed to tumble the maximum after the first debate, because he was leapfrogged by Harris, Warren and Buttigieg on Bovada following the initial debate.
Click through the slideshow to see updated gambling odds after the first Democratic argument.
Eric Ting is an SFGATE staff writer. Email: eric.ting@sfgate.com | Twitter:@_ericting
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