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Pope Betting Odds: Cardinal George Is 150-1 Longshot

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CHICAGO (CBS) — What are the odds that Chicago’s Francis Cardinal George will be the next pope?

150-1.

Those are the odds set on the website bet365
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While you can’t bet on who will be the next pope in Vegas, you can online. (It’s against the law to bet on elections in the United States.)

A fellow American cardinal, Timothy Dolan of New York, is less of a long shot at 33-1

The odds-on favorite is Peter Turkson of Ghana at 3-2.

According to bet365, there are currently seven cardinals with a 10-1 shot or better to lead the world’s 1.1 billion Catholics.

Another online site, Paddy Power, puts George’s chances at 200-1.

Tukson and Italian Cardinal Angelo Scola are both 3-1 favorites.