Legalized sports betting in New Jersey and other states have become such a huge hit to make DraftKings a household word. Even though it’s illegal to bet on the Presidential Election in the US, Draftkings has come up with a solution.
DraftKings Sportsbook is now offering a FREE-to-play Presidential Election Pool with $100K in total prizes.
DraftKings for President
Finding something to temporarily divert attention away from all the bad things that have happened in 2020 isn’t easy.
But for sports fans, one silver lining in all the chaos is that all of the major sports leagues are in action at once. That adds up to betting opportunities galore, and for the more astute handicappers among you, overlay odds and big paydays at NJ gambling websites like DraftKings.
Of course, 2020 is also a presidential election year. So now that the presidential race is entering the home stretch, it is another topic that is front and center on everyone’s mind. And by the way, Sept. 22 was National Voter Registration Day in the US. So, if you haven’t registered yet, be sure to do so ASAP. Every vote in the upcoming election counts!
Also, in case you haven’t heard yet about what DraftKings Sportsbook is doing to make this exciting time even more exciting in the form of a 2020 Presidential Election Pool, it is eager to get the word out.
But the importance of the approaching election isn’t the only reason why DraftKings chose to go ahead with this special promotion.
Is it legal to bet on the Presidential Election in the US?
Betting on elections isn’t legal in the US, but offering prizes in free pools are.
DraftKings and other sportsbooks would love to be able to post odds on the two major candidates for president for you to bet on the presidential election for real money, as the response would probably be phenomenal. But that won’t happen, at least not this year, because even though betting on political outcomes is legal in some countries like the UK, it is illegal in the US.
So DraftKings came up with the next best alternative–political pools. The pools are legal because participating is completely free, so they don’t involve gambling.
Last March, DraftKings received a huge response to a political pool it offered for the Democratic Party debate. It became apparent that Americans are as passionate about politics as they are about sports. So it should come as no surprise that DraftKings wanted to capitalize on this other fascination on the part of the American public.
And its hunch that a pool relating to the November election would also catch on in a big way was spot on. The interest shown so far in the Presidential Election pool is even greater. Even though DraftKings is giving you right up to Election Day to enter, the sportsbook reports that its 2020 free to play Presidential Election Pool is already its second-largest behind only its NFL Survivor Pool, which is also free-to-play.
As Election Day draws closer and closer, the number of people participating will continue to grow. Political pools like this one offer a viable alternative whereby you can still voice your opinion on something that matters to you and win money even when you can’t make a wager.
How the DraftKings $100,000 Presidential Election Pool works
Entering the DraftKings Presidential Election Pool is completely free, so at the very least, it’s a fun way to put your knowledge of the American political scene to the test. But you may surprise yourself and discover that you know a lot more than you thought. Better yet, your political forecasting expertise might not only earn you bragging rights but also award you with a windfall of cash!
But first, you face two tasks:
- Pick the next President of the United States.
- Pick the winning candidate for the following 11 swing states:
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
Only one entry is allowed per person. However, your entries aren’t due until November 3, so there is no need to rush. Take the time to do additional research to improve your chances of winning a prize.
Here at NJ Gambling Websites, as Election Day approaches, we may offer you our own insights as well, which might also help you make more correct picks.
Who is eligible to enter the DraftKings 2020 Presidential Election Pool?
The Presidential Pool is open to all registered DraftKings players in New Jersey and other states where the DraftKings app is currently available. Whether or not you also bet on sports doesn’t matter.
How to enter
If you wish to participate, simply log into your account or visit the DFS mobile app. Then go to the Free Pools section and answer the required questions. Then wait to see if you have won.
The pool closes at 5 p.m. ET on Tues., Nov. 3.
Awarding of prizes
All results will be determined by the AP vote count. All prizes, including the top prize of $5,000 will be distributed by 11 a.m. ET on Wed., Nov. 4.