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B.C. gambler walks away with $20,000 after Trump win

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November 12, 2016 - 10:30 AM

BRITISH COLUMBIA - While reaction from aross the world over the U.S. Presidential election continues to pour in, some British Columbians are busy counting their dollars.

The B.C. Lotteries Commission says about $656,000 was wagered in B.C. on who would win the election. More than 1,400 bets were placed on Donald Trump, adding up to about $223,000.

The payout to players who bet on Trump, BCLC says, is about $837,000. The biggest profit to a B.C. player was about $20,000, with the average payout being $520.

As far as the more than 1,300 players who bet on Clinton, they're suffering an average loss of $314. The total wager amount was about $427,000.

"In terms of the amount wagered, the U.S, Presidential election is now the most popular betting event of any kind on PlayNow.com, surpassing every event in the last three years including the Super Bowl," BCLC spokesperson Doug Cheng says.

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