The election may be on a knife edge but Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has called it for Barack Obama.
A spokeswoman agreed they were “sticking their necks” out but said: "Romney gave it a good shot and is doing well in the popular vote, but we suspect he's had his moment in the sun and is likely to be remembered more for his legendary gaffes than presidential potential.
"The overall betting trend has shown one way traffic for Obama and punters seem to have called it 100% correct."
The bookmakers still say they risk paying out about $500,000 if Romney wins but betting has been "one-way traffic" for Mr Obama according to the bookmakers, with 75 per cent of money going on Barack Obama.
Obama’s odds are currently 2/9 meaning you would have to put down 9 dollars to win 2 while Romney is 11/5 meaning you would put five dollars down to win 11.
Log in with your social accounts:
Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:
Don't have an account yet? Register now !
Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:
Already have an account ? Log in
Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:
Make sure we gathered the correct information from you
You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.
Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: