August 31, 2015
By The Auditor
Donald Trump recently entered the GOP Presidential Primary field of candidates. Business mogul Donald Trump gives a speech as he announces his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Plaza on June 16, 2015 in New York City. Trump is the 12th Republican who has announced running for the White House. (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)
Do you believe that’s Donald Trump’s real hair? Wanna bet?
“I don’t wear a toupee,” Trump said in Greenville, S.C. “It’s my hair. I swear!”
The London bookmaker William Hill is offering odds of 20 to 1 that Trump will eventually shave off his hair and display a bald dome. William Hill has made Trump, the leader in opinion polls, the second favorite to win the Republican nomination after former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. The odds on Bush winning are 13 to 8 while Trump is at 3 to 1.
“We face a financial scalping if Trump wins, and the bald truth is we think his next publicity stunt could be literally hair-raising – shaving his hair off completely,” William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe said. “That would really make it a case of Mr. Trump’s campaign being hair today, gone tomorrow.”
Trump’s latest chances of winning the nomination are even better than they were in early August, when William Hill offered 7 to 2 odds. Bush was 6 to 4. A bet on Trump earlier in the campaign would have received odds of 100 to 1.
At odds of 5 to 1, Trump is the third favorite to be elected president, behind former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (11 to 10) and Bush (4 to 1).
William Hill’s name adorns the sports book at Monmouth Park in Oceanport and sponsors the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth, won by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah this year.