Ahead of US Election Day on November 3, FanDuel has released “Bet the Ballot,” a new, free-to-play Presidential Election prediction game.
The game offers consumers a chance to predict the outcome of the election on the FanDuel Sportsbook or FanDuel fantasy app, which features Democratic nominee Joe Biden versus President Donald Trump.
Bet the Ballot is similar to real betting since it allows players to bet tokens through several forecasts. For each election-related market, odds and lines are attached so players can better evaluate their forecasts before wagering their tokens. Players start with 1,000 tokens and can edit their picks before Election Day at any point. For the fortunate winner(s), the game features a $50,000 bonus pool for the most tokens at the conclusion of the game.
The following are sample predictions that participants would need to make:
- Who will win the US presidency? (Joe Biden: -175; Donald Trump, +138)
- Who will win the MAJORITY in the Senate? (Democrats: -175; Republicans: +200)
- Who will win majority of states? (Joe Biden: -120; Donald Trump, +105)
- Will Trump win at least one state that Hillary Clinton won in 2016? (Yes: +250; No: -200)
Mike Raffensperger, FanDuel’s CMO, stated: “As we expand our election-themed offerings by adding real betting lines to help customers build their own bet slip, Bet the Ballot further reinforces our goal of providing customers with new and relevant ways to play and win on FanDuel.
“We have seen tremendous engagement with our Presidential Pick‘Em contests on the debates so far, and we’re putting the decisions in our customers’ hands by letting them make their own predictions.”
Bet the Ballot is live on DFS platforms from FanDuel across all states where applicable. Common questions from previous games ranged from how candidates would welcome each other, to how many times during the VP debate President Trump would tweet (71 percent of participants correctly guessed over 3X).