If you’re a gambling man, you might try guessing which New York politician will be arrested for corruption next.
So wrote State Senator Rubén Díaz in his latest “What You Should Know” missive, where he claims bets are being placed on who in Albany will be the next to be indicted. As corruption charges rock Albany, Mr. Díaz says the state capital is now an “ambulatory casino.”
Online gambling site Bovada.lv is taking bets on what Mitt Romney’s tax rate will be when he finally unveils his returns tomorrow. Bovada is allowing users to bet whether Mr. Romney overstated or understated his tax rate.
As of this morning, Bovada offered moneyline odds of -140 that Mr. Romney’s tax rate will be higher than 15.5 percent. This means people who bet $140 Mr. Romney’s tax rate will be higher than he thought will get winnings of $100. Bovada offered even odds Mr. Romney’s tax rate is less than 15.5 percent.
Mr. Romney has said his rate is “probably closer to the 15 percent rate than anything.” Other earners in the top income tax bracket pay as much as 35 percent.