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Jon (Rhymes With Aegon) is Now The Betting Favorite to Rule Westeros

This article contains spoilers from Season 8 Episode 1.

Much like any worldwide phenomenon before it, Game of Thrones received mixed reaction from viewers for portions of its final season debut – like blowing the CGI budget on an Aladdin and Jasmine type of trip, ya know, while the dead are marching toward you.

Anyhow. You’re here for betting odds. 

Jon Snow has leaped Bran in terms of who is the favorite to win the Iron Throne as it was revealed to Jon that he is not actually who he thought he was – he’s a Targaryen and the rightful heir to the throne. Aegon Targaryen is now +225 to rule over Westeros. 

Bran, who is kind of getting annoying, yet we need his abilities to make sense of all of this, is now the second-favorite at +275. 

Below we will examine some of the other front-runners and while this is a popular bet to make, remember that you can bet on a whole lot more when it comes to the final season, including who will be the first to perish and a whole host of other prop bets.

Littlefinger ??? 

The viewing public rejoiced at the slaying of Petyr Baelish, potentially the slimiest character in television history, in season 7. However, as he has throughout the entire series, it seems Littlefinger will reappear just when you started to forget about him. 

Baelish now has +1250 odds to win the Iron Throne at the end of season 8, a result that would certainly send flatscreens and laptops hurling out of windows and doors around the world. 

Personally, I don’t see a path to that happening as a suitable finish to the series, but stranger things have happened. 

Bran And Night King Theory

There’s a couple of prevailing theories about the relationship between Bran and the Night King. One believes that they are one and the same. That Bran’s ability to warg either has him become the Night King at times or that he traveled back in time to become the Night King in some sort of LOST timeline play. 

Another theory, which is much deeper in scope, pits Bran and the Night King as representatives of religion, of good and evil essentially, and they will eventually clash in the final battle for Westeros – which will be much bigger than any Starks, Lannisters, Targaryens or dragons. 


There’s a sect of fans who believe that it will indeed be Sansa who ultimately claims the Iron Throne. This theory is plausible as it appears that one way they could go with the storyline is to set up a final battle between the remaining strong women: Sansa, Arya (+2000), Cersei (+2500) and Daenerys (+550). 

Sansa has undoubtedly been through the roughest road, all the while maintaining grace and calm. Her experiences have morphed her into a smart, ruthless, driven and strong female who has reclaimed her father’s home of Winterfell. 

There’s some who theorize that she will ultimately end up killing her beloved sister Arya on the way to the throne. 

Gendry Still Getting Betting Action

Gendry, another of Robert Baratheon’s illegitimate children, has moved from +7000 all the way to +900, back to +1600, and now sits at +650. It’s really hard to believe that a part-time character would become the King at the end of this series, but his unrevealed Baratheon bloodline could potentially come into play. 

A big reason for this movement is multiple interviews in which Joe Dempsie, the actor who plays Gendry, hints at a bigger role for his character in season 8. This, combined with a fan theory that Gendry’s mother is actually Cersei and that he would be both a Baratheon and a Lannister – well, people got excited and started placing Gendry bets. It seems like common sense and good writing will prevail over this theory, though.

You can find the rest of the odds to be the ruler of Westeros at the end of season 8 below and if you want to place a wager, these odds are available at Bovada:

Odds to be ruling Westeros at the end of Game of Thrones Season 8
Jon Snow+225
Bran Stark+275
Sansa Stark+500
Daenerys Targaryen+550
Petyr Baelish+1250
The Night King+1500
Tyrion Lannister+1500
Arya Stark+2000
Samwell Tarly+2000
Cersei Lannister+2500
Jon and Daenerys’ Child+2500
Jaime Lannister+4000
Euron Greyjoy+10000
Brienne of Tarth+10000
Jaqun H’ghar+10000
Jorah Mormont+10000
Daario Naharis+12500
Beric Dondarrion+12500
The Hound+12500
Theon Greyjoy+15000
Yara Greyjoy+15000
Tormund Giantsbane+15000
The Mountain+15000

Odds as of April 15 at Bovada