DraftKings Offers Free-To-Play Presidential Debate Pool As First Showdown Approaches

Posted on September 24, 2020

One of the most anticipated events of the year is right around the corner as the first presidential debate between incumbent President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will take place on Tuesday night, September 29th.

In 2016, the first presidential debate was on the first night as Monday Night Football but luckily, we won’t have anything interrupting our Kansas City Chiefs-Baltimore Ravens extravaganza.

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It’s currently illegal to make direct bets on the Presidential race at all NJ sports betting sites, but you’re looking to get in on the action, DraftKings Sportsbook has a LEGAL free-to-play presidential debate pool contest to join.

Let’s take a closer look what they’re offering.

DraftKings Launches $50K Free-To-Play Presidential Debate Pool

DraftKings is launching a simply free-to-play Debate Pool where contestants simply have to answer 10 questions relating to the debate. Essentially, you’re predicting what’s going to happen at the first debate.

The questions include:

  • Who’ll say the word ‘China’ first?
  • When the candidates walk onto the stage, how will they first greet each other?
  • Will Barack Obama and/or Hillary Clinton be mentioned?

As you can see, you answer questions relating to what the candidates say and do. From there, the people who are most accurate will win shares of the $50,000 prize pool.

DraftKings has been using these types of pools to allow their customers to have a piece of the election action as it’s still prohibited to bet directly on it through various props. However, a lot of bettors want to watch and bet on these major events and these pools offer an opening for that.

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If you’re looking to get down on the 2020 Election, which is on November 3rd, DraftKings has a separate pool for just that.

It’s become so popular that it’s now their second-largest only next to their NFL FTP Survivor Pool. There are now more than 210,000 entries in the pool and the best finishers will earn a share of the $100,000 prize pool.

First Debate Coming Up

  1. The first presidential debate will be held on Tuesday, September 29th at 9:00 PM ET. FOX News’ Chris Wallace will be the moderator of the debate, which will be held at Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio.
  2. If things go according to plan, the second debate will be held on October 15th at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida where Steve Scully will be the moderator.
  3. The last debate will be on October 22nd at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee where Kristen Welker will moderate.

Keep an eye on DraftKings as if they experience enough interest in this current debate pool, they are likely to run similar ones through the month of October for the second and third debates.

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