‘Game of Thrones': Bettors’ Big Money Is Now Going on Bran Stark to Take the Iron Throne

Vegas currently favors Three-Eyed Raven over Sansa, Daenerys, Jon Snow, Tyrion and Cersei

Last Updated: May 9, 2019 @ 11:01 PM

Bran Stark may not want to be anything more than the Three-Eyed Raven, but Vegas now predicts he’s going to be the leader of Westeros in a major shift in betting odds on who will sit on the Iron Throne when “Game of Thrones” comes to an end.

Bran (played by Isaac Hempstead Wright) started Season 8 as a 3/2 favorite to claim the Seven Kingdoms, with his odds slowly getting longer over the last four episodes of the six-episode final season, rising to 8/1 before last Sunday’s episode, “The Last of the Starks.”

Jon Snow was still firmly in place as the favored ruler of Westeros earlier this week, but “sizable bets” prompted a shift in the Iron Throne predictions ahead of Episode 805, with Monday’s odds having Bran at 12/1 to rule Westeros at the end of the series, and oddsmakers dropping him to 1/1 by Wednesday, according to SportsBetting.ag.

Robert Cooper, the head oddsmaker for SportsBetting, says the major shift is perhaps due to the leaks that have plagued the show’s final batch of episodes on a weekly basis.

“It seems like this season has had more leaks than ever before, which is really unfortunate for the fans, and us,” Cooper said. “We’ve seen an influx of wagers on particular ‘Thrones’ odds before, and they’ve lost, but others have been spot on.”

Two episodes remain in “Game of Thrones” eighth and final season.

Here are the current odds for who will rule Westeros come series end on May 19:
Bran Stark 1/1
Sansa Stark 3/1
Jon Snow 7/2
Daenerys Targaryen 5/1
Tyrion Lannister 5/1
Gendry 9/1
Cersei Lannister 14/1
Arya Stark 20/1
Jon Snow & Daenerys’ Baby 20/1
Jaime & Cersei’s Baby 33/1
Samwell Tarly 33/1
Varys 33/1
Euron Greyjoy 40/1
Jamie Lannister 50/1
Davos 80/1

And these are the odds from May 6:
Jon Snow 5/2
Sansa Stark 3/1
Daenerys Targaryen 4/1
Tyrion Lannister 5/1
Gendry 6/1
Cersei Lannister 10/1
Bran Stark 12/1
Arya Stark 16/1
Varys 20/1
Samwell Tarly 33/1
Euron Greyjoy 40/1
Jamie Lannister 50/1
Davos 80/1

“Game of Thrones” airs Sundays at 9/8c on HBO.