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?
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.