Gamblers bet on Trump’s tie, mugshot, stats as Thursday surrender nears

Will former President Donald Trump show up in a MAGA hat when he reports to the Fulton County Jail on Thursday? What color will his tie be? The sheriff says he’ll be treated like any other detainee, meaning he’ll have his fingerprints and mugshot taken.

So, will he be smiling in that booking photo?

Entrepreneurial oddsmakers are offering online prop bets ahead of Trump’s surrender on charges he orchestrated a sweeping “criminal enterprise” to overturn the former his 2020 defeat in Georgia. Some of his codefendants have begun turning themselves in.

Trump said in a social media post that he will come to Atlanta on Thursday, the eve of the deadline announced by by District Attorney Fani Willis.

Trump was granted a $200,000 bond on Monday. Terms of the consent bond order say he Trump can’t engage in witness intimidation or communicate directly or indirectly about the facts of the case with any codefendants except through his lawyer. After spouting baseless claims about Willis’ personal life, Trump recently wrote on his social media site that the DA has “allowed Atlanta (Fulton County) to become a record setting Murder and Violent Crime War Zone.” Actually, violent crime is down more than 20% compared to this time last year, according to Atlanta Police Department data.

The site BetOnline is dealing only in facts. As the world waits for what could be the first-ever presidential mug shot, the betting site is letting gamblers lay odds on all sorts of stats, including Trump’s weight at booking. The site Bovada is taking bets on whether the former president will be handcuffed and what sorts of phrases he’ll post on Truth Social after his arraignment. “Marxist Left,” “Perfect Phone Call” and “Fake Indictment” are among the choices.

The Fulton County indictment marked the fourth time Trump has been indicted in recent months. He also faces criminal charges in New York along with two federal probes — one in Florida and the other in Washington D.C.