Betting over Epstein List

BetOnline set up a betting pool over the anticipated release of the Epstein documents
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As the final days of the Jeffrey Epstein list being under seal approach, an online betting market centered around the expected release of a list of names linked to the late financier and convicted sex offender has emerged. 

Organized by BetOnline, the betting offered odds on various public figures potentially appearing on the list. The odds included names like Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, and Prince Andrew.

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However, after facing considerable controversy, BetOnline decided to remove the betting options related to the Epstein list. 

This initiative stemmed from the anticipated unsealing of court documents from a 2015 defamation lawsuit filed by Virginia Giuffre against Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s girlfriend.

Public interest in Epstein’s case intensified following his 2019 arrest on federal charges of sex trafficking minors and his subsequent mysterious death in jail. 

The anticipated release of the Epstein list is expected to have profound implications. The names on this list could vary from direct participants in the crimes to those who were merely acquaintances of Epstein.

 The unsealing of these documents is poised to shed light on the extent of Epstein’s network and the scale of his activities.

As we brace for the unveiling of these documents, the whole situation is a clear demonstration of our tendency as a society to try to sensationalize and market everything, even something as dark as this.

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