It isn’t just the future of the republic that has a lot riding on the whistleblower who dropped a dime on President Trump.
The oddsmakers at Bookmaker.eu tell the Daily News they’ll consider long-shot bets on the the name of the person who reported Trump for asking Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky to dig up dirt on Democratic front-runner Joe Biden ahead of the 2020 election.
But more realistically, the odds the 30-year-old offshore betting house is offering to the public are specific to the whistle-blower’s gender, how many letters that will have in his or her name and how long their identity will remain a secret.
The deck is stacked in favor of the world’s biggest tipster being a male. Bookmaker’s odds consultant John Lester said gamblers who think the snitch is a woman can win $900 if they bet $100. Gamblers wishing to play it safe will have to bet $2,000 to win $100 if they believe the informant is a man.
Those odds shifted considerably Thursday afternoon after the New York Times reported multiple sources told them a male CIA officer at the center of the controversy.
How long the identity of the whistleblower will remain a secret is also in play. Bookmaker thinks the insider will remain anonymous through the end of they year and they’re offering 2-1 odds.. The person’s name has to appear in USA Today to be considered official in their book.
The ethnicity of the whistleblower — or at least that person’s surname — could also mean a big payday for one lucky gambler.
If that person’s last name has more than six letters, Bookmaker will pay $100 to anyone who puts up $150. Should that last name have less than six letters, bettors will have to put up $110 to win another $100.
Lester said Book Maker will consider all offers when it comes to bets over the House of Representative’s impeachment investigation as it unfolds.
“Absolutely,” he said. “We are listening to offers and providing odds upon request.”