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Can You Bet On the 2020 US Presidential Election?
Unfortunately, it’s still illegal to place a wager on the 2020 United States Presidential Election in the United States. But, luckily for us all, our friends at DraftKings have come up with the next best thing: Their free-to-play $100,000 Presidential Election Pool.
That’s right, entering is completely free and if you can correctly predict the winner of the election, as well as the winner of Florida, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina, New Jersey, Colorado, Indiana, West Virginia and Iowa, you win your share of the $100,000 grand prize.
Who will win the 2020 Presidential Election?
That really depends who you ask. As of today, oddsmakers have Joe Biden’s odds to win the 2020 election at -190, one of the shortest they’ve ever been.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has +187 odds of being re-election, putting his implied probability at just 34.8% of winning. But, it’s important to remember that he was also the underdog in 2016, when he defeated Hillary Clinton.
How Will Each State Vote in 2020?
One good predictor of the US Presidential Election has historically been betting odds. The oddsmakers seem to have a much better idea of what's going to happen in an election than the polls do. So it's important to take a look at the states in question this year, accoring to the betting lines in the UK:
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Now that you have all the data in front of you, there’s no reason not to enter this entirely free-to-play contest. Just head over to DraftKings now and pick your winner of the election and each state to win your share of $100,000 following Tuesday’s 2020 US Presidential Election.
Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.