Joe Biden Inauguration Odds: Best bets on 46th president's big day

  • Max Liu
  • 3:00 min read
President elect Joe Biden
Biden wearing a green tie (is this a sign?)

Get the odds and find out how to bet on Joe Biden's inauguration this Wednesday with markets on the president's speech, attire and more, reports Max Liu...

"Harris is 9/2 to win the next presidential election in 2024, while Biden is 5/1."

Joe Biden will become America's 46th president on Wednesday as a new era begins and there are several markets on the Betfair Sportsbook where you can bet on how the occasion will unfold.

One things is for sure - this inauguration will be like no other, due to heightened security following the events at the Capitol a couple of weeks ago, and the ongoing dangers of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Still, a stellar roster of musicians has been lined up, with Lady Gaga due to sing the National Anthem and Bruce Springsteen, J-Lo and others slated to perform.

The new president's Inaugural Address will be the centre-piece and the question we're asking on Betfair is, how long will it be?

Four years ago, Donald Trump gave a 1,433 word address - the shortest this century by a long way.

Biden's speech should be longer and 2001 - 2500 words is the favourite in the market at 21/10. This was the category that Barack Obama's inaugural address fell into 12 years ago when he delivered 2,137 words.

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That day, Biden was looking on as vice-president and, while he may not have Obama's charisma, the incoming president does share his former boss's passion for language.

Cynics will point out that, in the Senate, Biden was famous for his longwinded speeches. You can get 7/2 on 2501 - 2750 words.

What about the content of the speech? We've come up with some words and phrases that Biden may or may not utter from the podium. For example, it's 1/14 that he'll say "pandemic" and it would be a big surprise if he didn't.

You can get evens on a reference to America's "founding fathers" , which seems a decent bet, and 3/1 that he mentions "Black Lives Matter".

Then there's the clothes: Biden is 5/6 to opt for a blue tie, while the market on vice president-elect Kamala Harris's jacket looks a more open contest.
Harris is 5/2 to wear a white jacket.

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Harris, by the way, is 9/2 to win the next presidential election in 2024, while Biden is 5/1.

In the meantime, there are more pressing matters. Where will Biden make his first official visit as president? He's talked up his Irish heritage and, while the UK 6/1 government are desperate for Biden to visit Britain first, he's 4/1 to go to Ireland.

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