How To Start Betting On The Nobel Peace Prize

June 12, 2017 3 min to read

Placing a bet on the Nobel Peace Prize winner fits perfectly into the novelty betting category.

The Nobel Peace Prize since 1901 has been awarded to those who have ‘done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses‘.

In total there are 318 candidates for this year's prize, this is the second highest numbers of candidates ever recorded.

The ceremony takes place in Oslo, Norway at the end of the year where the Nobel Laureates received their Nobel Prize, Nobel Medal and a diploma and a document confirming the prize amount.

Unlike betting on football, horse racing and other sports, betting on the Nobel Peace Prize is more a f task. Simply because the odds are calculated on preferences rather than the track record of the competitor.

The bookmaker has a difficult task in setting odds for this novelty bet. Thankfully, LeoVegas have made it a lot easier for a punter to place a bet.

LeoVegas have gathered 17 out of the 318 candidates who are most likely to win. This alone has made the notorious task of analysing each candidate a whole lot easier.

Most of the nominees are well known and with only 17 to go through, you’re sure to read up some information on each, in no time.

Who Are The Nobel Peace Prize Candidates?

How To Start Betting On The Nobel Peace Prize

The Latest Betting Odds

As we mentioned earlier, there are 17 nominees which you can bet on with Leo Vegas. In order to make it easier for you to choose the candidate you think has the best odds at winning, we’ve grouped them up according to 3 categories.

Although these categories are not official, we have simply grouped them up to make it easier for punters to classify them;

  • Politics & Politicians
  • Influencers
  • Non – Profit Organisations

1. Politics & Politicians

In this category you will recognise names which you have heard and seen on your TV or even at the front of a newspaper.

As leaders of countries which thrive in the world it comes to no surprise that they have been listed for one of the most prestigious awards of the face of the earth.

Here are the nominees and their current odds with Leo Vegas:

  • Jo Cox : 9.00
  • Angela Merkel: 13.00
  • Michelle Obama: 23.00
  • Bernie Sanders : 34.00
  • Donald Trump : 51.00
  • Vladimir Putin : 101.00
  • Sergey Kislyak : 101.00
  • Jacques Chirac : 17.00
  • Andrei Karlov : 41.00

2. Influencers

In our second category you will 6 names that have instigated a movement amongst the masses. Inspired change and gave people hope. Some of these nominees are Hollywood actors , writers and even the leader of Catholic Church.

The Nobel Peace Prize merits those who strive to build strong bonds between nations and people alike. It’s for this reason these 6 names have the nomination list for this years awards;

  • Meryl Streep : 41.00
  • Ivanka Trump : 81:00
  • Edward Snowden : 11:00
  • Daniela Vargas : 11.00
  • Pope Francis : 9.00
  • Raif Badawi : 7.00

3. Non – Profit Organisations

In our last category for the Nobel Peace Prize 2017, is honoring organizations such as the White Helmets more officially known as Syria Civil Defence. This is a volunteer organisation that operates in parts of rebel-controlled Syria and Turkey.

It is also an NGO. The second nominee in this category is the American Civil Liberties Union, non-profit organization whose stated mission is “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

The odds for these commendable organizations which risk their own lives every day to safe others are:

  • White Helmets: 4.00
  • American Civil Liberties Union : 3:50

Final Words

Betting on The Nobel Peace Prize is exciting since the result is always unprecedented . Each nominee has a reason to win this awe-inspiring award. Have your say this year and bet on who you think deserves to win the prize.

The odds are LeoVegas are susceptible to change but thankfully they have made it very accessible for punters to check in and see the latest odds!

How To Start Betting:

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Adam is long time Manchester United fan but admits that he has a few international favourite teams which he looks forward to watching and betting on for international events like the World Cup


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