Obama is the big favourite and gaming company odds are seldom wrong

Before political elections gaming company odds are often more reliable than the polls.
Barack Obama is the big favourite for the United States Presidential Election, according to the Åland gaming company Paf.

If you bet on Mitt Romney and he manages to win, Paf will pay out 3.75 times the bet. But if the incumbent president gets re-elected you only get 1.22 times your bet back.

“On Paf.com Obama has been the favourite ever since the election campaign began, even during the period when voting polls indicated that Romney had the upper hand,” says Paf PR manager Anders Sims.

Obama’s odds have fallen slightly in the past month, which means he has become a bigger favourite.

Paf.com will offer live odds throughout the day and on the night of the presidential vote on 6 November. There are also bets available on the outcome in several key states.

“Betting products that are not sport-related usually attract relatively little money, but the US Presidential Election is one of the exceptions. Since the interest is so high, so we are expanding our service,” says Anders Sims.

You can find up-to-date US Election odds here:


The odds for a US Presidential Election win, as of the morning of Monday 5 November, are:

Obama 1.22

Mitt Romney 3.75

For more information please contact:

Anders Sims
+358 (0)457 342 8228

Paf was founded in 1966 with the clear purpose of creating profit to support good causes. This purpose is still our principle reason for being. Today Paf.com is an international full-service online gaming site with over 150 games.  We also maintain a large physical gaming operation on land and sea with about 1 300 gaming machines, 40 gaming tables on ships and Paf Casino on Åland. We offer safe and socially responsible money games to give our customers pleasure and entertainment. 

In 2011 the Paf Group had a turnover of €96.3 million producing a profit of €21.5 million and the contribution to good causes was €10.5 million. The group has over 300 employees with offices in Mariehamn, Helsinki, Stockholm, Tallinn and Madrid.


About Us

Paf is a Nordic gaming company founded on Åland in 1966 to generate profit for the benefit of society. We were one of the very first gaming companies to go online in 1999. Many of our games are exclusive to Paf and developed by our in-house Games Studio. We are an award-winning industry leader in responsible gaming. Our physical gaming operations include over 30 cruise ships criss-crossing the Baltic and North Seas. Paf has roughly 400 employees representing over 30 nationalities. Our offices are located on Åland, in Helsinki, Stockholm, Riga, Tallinn, Oslo, Norrköping and Madrid. Paf (Ålands Penningautomatförening) is licensed and controlled by the Government of Åland. In 2018, the Paf Group had a total turnover of 111.8 million euros and a profit of 24.6 million euros. More information at aboutpaf.com


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