These are the characters who have a legitimate shot at sitting on the Iron Throne and have value that is worth the risk.
Jon and Daenerys’ Baby (+1400): This is by far the best bet you can make. If you think Jon and Daenerys will both die you should make this bet. Their child would be the rightful heir to their throne and at that value a $100 bet pays out $1400, totally worth the risk.
Gendry (+700): I looked at the lines a few days ago and Gendry was +1000. This means money is being placed on Gendry, King Robert’s rightful heir. Now there isn’t anything Gendry has done so far to make anyone think he wants the throne, but at +700 and the son of the king from season 1 he is worth considering as a serious player.
Jon Snow (+350): Don’t they mean Aegon Targaryen? Jon is one of the heavy favorites for the throne according to bookmakers and as the rightful heir if a Targaryen gets the throne he makes sense. I think Jon will die before the series ends but he is ahead of Daenarys for the Targaryen throne making him a good bet.
The Knight King (+1000): If any series was going to end with the heros all failing it is Game of Thrones. Now I don’t think this happens, I believe the Night King is defeated but the realm of men take several great losses. Still though at +1000 he is worth betting to turn a profit.
Possible but Unlikely
I have hope for these characters, but I’m not hedging any long shots by betting on these people.
Daenarys Targaryen (+500): That is right. I am putting Daenarys here. She has been making a play for the crown since season 1 but now that Jon is the rightful Targaryen heir to the throne I think Daenarys will come up short of her goal. The only reason I think it is still possible is because this is what Daenarys has been working toward for so long. Maybe she won’t let anyone including Jon take her from what she believes is hers.
Sansa Stark (+600): If a Stark ended up wearing the crown Sansa is the only possible option. However, a Stark must always remain at Winterfell. I see Sansa ending up as Warden of the North. Sansa won’t be involved in any fighting so if everyone else dies somebody has to rule.
Tyrion Lannister (+1000): Tyrion could be ruling when everything is said and done. For this to happen it would be similar to the situation I just laid out for Sansa. Daenarys talked about breaking the wheel, maybe the whole monarchy could be destroyed. If Westeros developed a Democracy who better than Tyrion to serve in a ruling role at first? Tyrion is not likely to die in combat like many other characters so he could serve as the ruler while Westeros politics change.
Stranger Things Have Happened
Cersei Lannister (+2500): The person who currently sits on the throne is worth consideration right? It would be crazy to imagine the series ending with Cersei still in power but maybe she turns over a new leaf? That is doubtful, Cersei is almost guaranteed to die but hey I said Stranger Things Have Happened.
Bran Stark (+300): The Three-Eyed Raven is the favorite to sit on the Iron Throne according to bookmakers. This fascinates me. Bran has shown no interest in well really anything since returning to Winterfell. He is simply watching anything and everything to figure out a way to help fight off the Night Walkers. I list this one under STranger Things Have Happened only because the fact he is the favorite makes me think the bookmakers know something we don’t. I would say maybe he does become the Night King and the Night Walkers win but the Night King is listed separately at +1000, making him a better bet.
Petyr Baelish (+1400): He’s already dead isn’t he? Lord Baelish was recently added as a betting option, after the trailer for season 8 released. Most likely he is dead but there is a theory he survived and the person we saw die was a faceless man. Google the theory if you care to dive into it. If Lord Baelish is still alive that means he will make a play for the Iron Throne, the man who manipulated so many events throughout the series could have at least one trick left
Jaqen H’ghar (+10000): If done right it would awesome to see the series end with the faceless men ruling over Westeros. We haven’t seen Jaqen since Arya left Braavos but I could see the series have a twist in the final sequence where we see Jaqen on the Iron Throne. Could even be the most a HBO finale pissed people off since The Sopranos final sequence.
Don’t Waste Your Money
I’m just going to list these characters most need no real explanation but you can place bets on them so they deserve to be acknowledged.
Arya Stark (+1400): Arya Stark has no desire to sit on a Throne. She could serve as a Kingsguard but sitting on the throne isn’t for her.
Samwell Tarly (+1400): I could see him running the Citadel and documented all the events he has lived through, but no chance Sam is King of the Andals and the First Men.
Jaime Lannister (+3000): The Kingslayer has no desire to rule, he may kill a king or queen in the final season but he won’t sit upon the throne.
The Mountain (+15000): He’s already dead, if we get an undead king it would be the Knight King.
Varys (+5000): The Master of Whispers would never step into such a spot. Plus Melisandre has already foretold his death.
Gilly (+10000): Tony Soprano is a more likely to become King.
Daario Naharis: You probably forgot all about Daario, why bring him back to rule?
Theon Greyjoy (+15000): He has already given up his claim to King of the Iron Islands, he won’t be stepping up to rule all of Westeros.
Yara Greyjoy (+15000): She may be the leader of the Iron Islands if Euron is killed but that is about as high as she can reach.
Tormund Giantsbane (+15000): He’s going to die.
The Hound (+12500): The Hound would be more miserable as king than when he served Joffrey.
Melisandre (+12500): She already foretold her own death.
Jorah Mormont (+10000): Another character guaranteed to die.
Euron Greyjoy (+10000): I expect him to make a play for the crown but he won’t succeed.
Beric Dondarrion (+12500): Beric has survived death countless times, so he should have to sacrifice his life for another at some point in season 8.
Bronn (+7500): He has been promised a castle, but I don’t think he will get this one.
Brienne of Tarth (+10000): No chance.
Davos Seaworth (+6600): Davos will die before Cersei loses the throne.