Trexit? Online gamblers bet on early end to Trump presidency

Internet’s political stock market sees record volumes on contracts focused on whether Trump will be impeached while Ladbrokes has that as odds-on

Gamblers on both sides of the Atlantic are ramping up wagers in niche online markets over whether Donald Trump will serve out a full term as US president in the wake of controversies surrounding the dismissal of FBI director James Comey.

Some, such as the online political stock market PredictIt, have seen record volume during the last two days on contracts focused on whether Trump will be impeached. Others based in the UK are drawing bets on the less specific question of whether Trump remains in office until his term expires in January 2021.

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