- The first 2020 Presidential Debate will be held on September 29 where the United States will witness President Donald Trump and Joe Biden go head to head on stage for the first time.
- DraftKings is hosting a free-to-play prize pool for the event which asks members of the sportsbook to answer ten questions for a chance to win part of the $50k in prizes up for grabs.
CLEVELAND – The 2020 Presidential Debates just got even more interesting as sports betting conglomerate DraftKings (DK) is hosting a Presidential Debate Pool offering up a combined $50,000 in cash prizes.
The company received tremendous participation in March when they held a Democratic Debate Pool which has led them to offer more politically-centric contests such as this one.
Numbers indicate that the people of the United States are just as interested in politics as they are in sports but political betting is not yet available the way sports betting is which is where the contest aspect comes into play for politics.
Details For The DK Presidential Debate Pool
The 2020 Presidential Debate Pool is free-to-play (FTP), giving entrants the opportunity to play without putting any of their own money at stake and instead allowing them to potentially win some of the $50K in prizes.
After entering the contest on the DraftKings Sportsbook website (you must be a member to enter), participants will be asked to answer a series of questions regarding the first debate scheduled to take place on September 29 in Cleveland.
In total there will be ten questions to answer and players will need to make their best guesses to win.
Questions that have been posted for people to answer for the first of three debates set to take place in 2020 cover things like what may happen during the broadcast, what the candidates will say or do, and a few other things like reactions to debate topics.
Here are a few of the questions that participants will need to answer for a chance at winning in the pool.
Which candidate will say the word “China” first? Answer options include Joe Biden, Donald Trump, or neither. Will Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton be mentioned first? Again, there is an option for neither. And due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, how will Biden and Trump greet each other on stage? A risqué handshake? Elbow bump? Fist bump? Or a no-touch greeting to abide with social distancing guidelines? These are the types of questions that players in the pool will need to answer.
DraftKings has said that its Presidential Election 2020 Pool is a close second to the NFL Survivor Pool in terms of fan engagement.
The Presidential Election 2020 Pool already has over 210,000 entries and prizes for this particular pool total $100,000 which is double what is being offered for the debates pool. DK has held over 260 FTP pools across the board with almost 4 million people have played in them.
The sportsbook has paid over $2 million in prizes but continues to have these free contests because it expands their sportsbook membership in the long run, gaining them more customers and more potential for profits in the future.
The First 2020 Presidential Debate
Six topics are on the schedule for discussion and each of these topics has been allotted 15 minutes.
The debate subjects will be COVID-19, the Economy, the Supreme Court, Race and Violence in our Cities, the Trump and Biden Records, and the Integrity of the Election.
Most all major local networks will be broadcasting the 2020 Presidential Debate that is set for 9:00 p.m. EST on September 29. Fox News anchor Chris Wallace has been named as the moderator of the event taking place in Cleveland at the Samson Pavilion.
Christina has been writing for as long as she can remember and does dedicated research on the newly regulated sports betting market. She comes from a family of sports lovers that engage in friendly bets from time to time. During the winter months, you can find Christina baking cookies and beating the entire staff at Mario Kart…the N64 version of course.