Trump's chance of victory skyrockets on betting exchanges, online market

Trump supporters celebrate as election returns come in at Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump's election night rally in New YorkBy Amy Tennery NEW YORK (Reuters) – Online trading platform PredictIt and bookermaker Paddy Power showed a massive reversal of fortune for U.S. presidential candidates Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night, as the New York businessman’s chances of taking the White House skyrocketed on both. Trump stunned many political experts, showing a slight edge on Clinton in several swing states after voting had ended in more than two-thirds of the 50 U.S. states. Paddy Power put Trump’s chance of victory at 83.3 percent Tuesday and Clinton’s at 22.2 percent.

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