Candidates For The 2020 Presidential Election
For the 2020 Presidential election, the public has been subjected to a larger field of candidates than ever before. With Donald Trump running for re-election, the GOP side hasn’t seen much competition, with only three challengers emerging in the entire election cycle. However, the Democrat side – in its bid to unseat Trump – had nearly 30 candidates enter the fray.
After Super Tuesday saw several of the remaining hopefuls throw in the towel, that number is down to just three: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Tulsi Gabbard. Gabbard is not considered a viable candidate, so any Vegas election odds on her chances to win are going to be longer than long at this point.
Of course, even though Vegas political betting odds are a marketing gimmick in Sin City (the Nevada Gaming Control Board doesn’t allow election wagering), they’re still based on real data, and offshore sportsbooks use these numbers as guidelines to set their own lines. So if you think you know which of these candidates is going to win the 2020 Presidential election, sign up and get your bets in now!
Coronavirus Update: Vegas election odds affected by the Coronavirus have been volatile, to say the least. President Trump has seen his odds move daily due to the spread of the virus and his press releases. However Trump is not the only one whos odds have been adjusted, other candidates have also seen their odds move due to the pandemic.
2020 Republican Candidates Vegas Odds
45th President of the United States of America (2017-present)
Donald Trump is the current president of the United States and is running for re-election in 2020. He is the current favorite to win the 2020 Presidential election, and he’s a lock to earn the Republican nomination (which is why you won’t find any Vegas GOP odds for the primaries during this election cycle). Trump catapulted to the highest office in the land without any prior political experience, relying on his storied career as a real estate mogul and reality television star to guide his decision making. Below you will find the current election odds for Donald Trump.
Trump Coronavirus Update:
The US coronavirus scare has shaken the stock market, leading to modern era lows. As the market is Trump's chief strength heading into his re-election effort, his current odds are at their lowest level since he was elected President in 2016. A week ago, he was comfortably ahead of Biden head-to-head, but they're now even. Trump's GOP nomination odds are also way down, dropping from -5000 days ago to just -1600 (though he's still comfortably ahead of everyone else on the Republican odds boards).
- Odds To Win Republican Nomination -2500
- Odds To Win Presidential Election -105
68th Governor of Massachusetts (1991-1997)
Bill Weld served two terms as the Governor of Massachusetts from 1991 through 1997. After losing a US Senate election to Democrat John Kerry, the Republican Weld withdrew to the private sector to practice law. He reentered the political arena by writing speeches for George W. Bush, aiding him in his eventual defeat of Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election. Weld ran to become the Governor of New York state in 2006 but left the race upon the insistence of the Republican party. Now he has his sights set on a Presidential nomination, but the Republican election odds suggest this is a longshot.
Weld Coronavirus Update:
Bill Weld has no chance to be President. Why he's still on the odds boards remains a mystery, as does his rationale for remaining in the race at all. While the COVID-19 hype has dropped Trump's odds and raised up Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders on the other side of the aisle, Weld's odds have actually gotten worse across the board. Yikes.
- Odds To Win Republican Nomination +15000
- Odds To Win Presidential Election N/A
2020 Democratic Candidates Vegas Odds
Former Delaware Senator (1973-2009), Former Vice President of the United States of America (2009-2017)
After serving as a US Senator for the state of Delaware for over 36 years, Joe Biden became the Vice President of the United States and served alongside President Barrack Obama for both of his terms in office. After a four-year absence from politics, Biden has returned as a presidential candidate for the Democratic Party in 2020, where he is the current DNC favorite according to the democratic election odds. Right now, the Vegas odds indicate that Biden is America’s choice on the left to face off against Donald Trump. Below you will find Joe Biden's current odds leading up to the 2020 Presidential election.
Biden Coronavirus Update:
The coronavirus impact on Joe Biden's chances to be President has been marked, as he's now neck-and-neck with The Donald. His odds to win the DNC nomination are also far higher than all other candidates or potential candidates, and barring a beatdown from Bernie in the March 15 debate, Biden is likely to easily win the majority of the delegates and punch his ticket to the general election. The WuFlu has been even more valuable to Biden than Pete Buttigieg's and Amy Klobuchar's endorsements before Super Tuesday.
- Odds To Win Democratic Nomination -800
- Odds To Win Presidential Election +120
Current Vermont Senator (2007-present)
Bernie Sanders has served Vermont in the US Senate, the US House of Representatives, and was elected to two terms as the mayor of Burlington. In one form or another, he has been representing the people of Vermont since 1981. Sanders rose to national prominence during the 2016 Democratic primary, where he famously engaged eventual nominee Hillary Clinton tooth and nail. His socialist agenda is at the forefront of his message, and until recently, he was the Vegas front runner to earn the 2020 Democratic nomination. After a poor performance on Super Tuesday, however, Sanders now lags behind Biden on the primary betting odds boards. Below are the current Bernie Sanders odds leading up to what might be the final democratic debate.
Sanders Coronavirus Update:
Sanders has benefited from the tanking NYSE, but not to the extent that Biden has. He's still far behind the party front-runner, and to make gains, he's going to have to crush Uncle Joe at the March 15 DNC debate. And that's just for starters. COVID-19 or not, the progressive Sanders seems unlikely to make any real progress going forward. His message was infectious and his campaign was viral just a few weeks ago, but now they're both on life support.
- Odds To Win Democratic Nomination +2500
- Odds To Win Presidential Election +4000
Types Of Betting Lines For Election Outcomes
Sportsbooks are always looking for new angles to present attractive or interesting betting lines that will entice potential political bettors into wagering on upcoming elections. Here are some of the basic bets that you will typically see during an election cycle:
- Who Will Win the Presidential Election?
- Who Will Be The Democratic Candidate In The Presidential Election?
- Who Will Be The Republican Candidate In The Presidential Election?
- Which Party Will Win The Presidential Election?
- Who Will The Republican/Democratic Nominee Choose As Their Running Mate?
- Who Will Be The Next Candidate To Withdraw From The Race?
- State Primary Winners
- Debate Props
These reflect the most common betting lines that you will see at any online sportsbook, but oddsmakers are always looking for fresh and exciting ways to offer odds, so new categories are created often.
As a rule, the above wager scenarios fall under the normal classifications of sports bets, including straight moneyline wagers, spread bets, totals bets, props, specials, and futures. All of these wager types give eager political betting fans tons of chances to win big, and Vegas election odds promise to trend for the foreseeable future.
Current Vegas Election Odds for 2020 Presidential Candidates
The latest posted odds for Presidential hopefuls have Donald Trump favored to win. Trump's odds have remained steady throughout the run-up to the 2020 election, and bookmakers have kept him as the favorite for the entire primary cycle to date.
Just remember: While you’ll come across lots of Vegas odds on Trump and other candidates online, no Vegas sportsbook is actually allowed to accept such wagers. Instead, they simply release “hypothetical” political betting lines as a marketing tactic to generate business at their sportsbooks. If you want to wager on real election odds, you’ll have to use an offshore sportsbook like one of those listed here.
US Presidential Election 2020 - Odds To Win
- Donald Trump -105
- Joe Biden +120
- Bernie Sanders +4000
- Hillary Clinton +6000
- Mike Pence +5000
- Michelle Obama +10000
- William (Bill) Weld +TBA
You may have noticed that Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Mike Pence, and Nikki Haley are not currently running for President. Regarding Clinton and Obama, their inclusion is due to the possibility of a brokered Democratic convention where a new candidate could potentially join the fray if nobody wins the majority of delegates. Pence’s and Haley's presences are likely due to the potential for Trump to vacate the office of the President for health or other considerations between now and the 2020 election. These odds for non-candidates also suggest that Weld and Gabbard should exit the race at once.