Last Updated on July 12, 2020

With the 2020 election approaching, DraftKings Sportsbook is offering bettors the chance at winning $100,000 in a Presidential Election Pool. What is a $100,000 Presidential Election Pool you ask? Well, it’s simple enough in theory, but claiming the top prize will be anything but easy.


How To Play

  1. First things first, pick between Donald Trump and Joe Biden to win the election.
  2. Following that choice, choose either Trump or Biden to win the popular vote. We know from 2016 that it’s possible for one candidate to win the electoral college, and thus the presidency, but still lose the popular vote.

That’s the easy part. What comes next is a little more complicated. Bettors will have to choose the elector college winner in 11 different states:

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin’s Recent 2020 Election Polls

State Biden Trump Spread
Arizona 47.5% 44.4% 3.1%
Colorado 55.1% 38.0% 17.1%
Florida 49.0% 42.7% 6.3%
Indiana N/A N/A N/A
Iowa 46.0% 46.0% 0.0%
Michigan 50.2% 40.5% 9.7%
New Jersey 56.4% 34.6% 21.8%
North Carolina 47.9% 44.7% 3.2%
Pennsylvania 50.1% 42.0% 8.1%
West Virginia N/A N/A N/A
Wisconsin 49.7% 41.6% 8.1%


So far, Biden is leading in the polls of eight of the 11 states in the pool. Indiana and West Virginia aren’t listed due to a lack of data, while Trump and Biden are stuck in a deadlock in Iowa. The former Vice President is leading by significant margins in Colorado (17.1%), Michigan (9.7%), New Jersey (21.8%), Pennsylvania (8.1%), and Wisconsin (8.1%).

Still, there’s plenty of time between now and Nov. 3 for things to change. Luckily for bettors, there’s no need to place an entry into the DraftKings $100,000 Presidential Election Pool until just prior to the election.