Another bookie gives South Florida long odds for Amazon’s HQ2


We reported earlier this month that Irish betting site PaddyPower.com thinks South Florida is unlikely to win the sweepstakes for Amazon’s second headquarters. A Las Vegas bookie agrees.

Like PaddyPower, Bovada Sportsbook puts the Miami metro area’s chances at 20-1, tied for dead last among the 20 finalists.

Intriguingly, the two bookies have wildly different ideas about who will win. Bovada rates Nashville the favorite, at 8-1. Paddy Power, on the other hand, makes Music City a long shot, tied with Miami at 20-1.

Paddy Power, meanwhile, makes Boston a 2-1 favorite, while Bovada rates Beantown a 20-1 longshot.

Another site, SportsBettingDime.com, says South Florida’s odds are an even longer 22-1, but that actually ranks in the middle of the pack. By SportsBettingDime’s calculations, Montgomery County and Northern Virginia are the underdogs, at 40-1 each.

The e-commerce giant says it’ll hire 50,000 workers at an average wage of $100,000 for Amazon’s HQ2.

Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties have combined to submit a single bid. South Florida’s package includes five possible sites in Miami-Dade County, two in Broward County and just one in Palm Beach County.


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