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Andrew Yang is a 44-year-old American Entrepreneur from the state of New York. He announced his official run for the 2020 presidential election November 6, 2017 as a Democrat. He founded the non-profit Venture for America, a group dedicated to helping graduated college students learn entrepreneurial skills.
The answer to “Can Andrew Yang win?” has now been answered. Yang officially ended his 2020 campaign on Tuesday, Feb. 11, after finishing the New Hampshire Democratic primary with just 2.8% of the vote and earning zero delegates. However, this likely isn’t the end for Yang’s chances or political career, as he has enough name recognition to run for office (and likely win) in most state- or local-level elections.
But many #YangGang advocates are wondering if he won’t now become a potential Vice Presidential candidate, as his voter base is decidedly center-left in nature and could be a boon for a more establishment candidate that takes the DNC nomination. On the flip side, Yang could help bring more moderate voters into the fold under possible nominees like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, who are deemed too “radical” by centrists.
Clearly, Yang isn’t going anywhere, as he’s become a major pop culture icon during the last year. The Andrew Yang Ben Shapiro interview was a major hot topic, overshadowed only by the Andrew Yang Joe Rogan podcast that got tens of millions of listeners. Even the billionaire owner of Tesla and SpaceX has endorsed Andrew Yang, so could an Andrew Yang Elon Musk ticket be in the offing one of these days? The sky’s the limit!
With this in mind, we expect many election betting sites to start offering odds on a Yang Vice Presidency. If you think a Bernie Sanders Andrew Yang ticket is in the making, you may be able to bet on it soon. Stay tuned!
What are the odds for Andrew Yang to run for a Senate seat? What are Yang’s House of Representative chances? Will Yang run for office anywhere in the near future? If there’s buzz about it, there’ll be betting lines, too, and this page will be updated whenever those are posted.
Andrew Yang’s unique perspective and tech background offer voters a fresh candidate in 2020. A child of Taiwanese immigrants, Yang appeals to minorities through his heritage, but also connects to the disenfranchised with his desires for economic reform. See the list before for some of Yang’s strongest supporters:
If you asked us about Andrew Yang’s chances of winning when he first announced his intentions to run for President, we would have answered with a ‘probably not’. However, we’ve seen him connect with voters very easily, particularly younger voters, and with the improved odds we’ve seen from bookmakers, we definitely are not ruling him out. Yang has seen a recent surge in his odds as his social presence has soared and he secured a spot in the upcoming Presidential debate scheduled later this year in June.
The surge in Andrew Yang’s odds and his position in the polls have seen him land +1000 to secure the Democratic nomination. That is a significant shift from earlier odds that were not nearly as favorable. As Yang’s message is being shared it seems to resonate with Americans enough to impact his potential in the race even as campaigns are just gearing up.
Everyone else is, so why not you? Yang is the most popular outsider in this year’s Democratic primary, and he figures to stay in the mix until the very end. The Yang Gang ain’t nothin’ to mess with, but it’s definitely something to wager on. With his current odds and position on the boards at offshore betting sites, Yang’s payout here and now is probably the best value you’re going to find. Who needs universal basic income when you can win the big bucks on a Yang upset?
Andrew Yang is still considered an underdog to Trump but does have competitive odds among other Democratic candidates potentially facing Trump in the 2020 Election. If we rely solely on the odds, many people were counting him out due to initial unfavorable odds. However, based on his significant improvement at prominent bookmakers, we’d do well not to count Yang out just yet. Nonetheless, odds can change and the Yang could gain more traction or fall out of public favor which would send him to the bottom of the barrel in terms of Andrew Yang’s presidential odds.
Oddsmakers and bookies are not the only experts summing up Yang’s chances of winning. Prediction markets are also throwing their two cents in, and they are not overly optimistic of Yang’s chances in 2020 compared to some of the heavy hitters such as Biden, Harris, and Saunders. Currently, Yang stands at a 6% chance of winning the Democratic nomination according to popular political analysts at Predictwise while predictions on Biden give him an almost 5x greater chance of securing the nomination for the Democratic party. Harris, Buttigieg and Saunders are afforded 2x greater chance of winning their party over Yang. Yang is the underdog here, much like Trump was the in the pre-season polling for 2016, and look how that turned out.
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Andrew Yang’s Presidential campaign position relies on three main policies: Universal Basic Income (UBI), Medicare For All, and Human-Centered Capitalism. Yang’s online campaign site proceeds to detail how he will accomplish these policy goals, as well as, address his take on a number of issues such as the Opioid Crisis, LGBTQ Rights, Paid Family Leave, Gun Safety, and much more. Several online news outlets have gravitated to following and covering Yang’s UBI idea which he says will stimulate the economy, increase consumer spending power, and protect American jobs from automation.
Another popular policy from the Yang campaign is his desire to federally legalize marijuana. As Yang states on his campaign page: “We need to resolve the ambiguity and legalize marijuana at the federal level. This would improve safety, social equity, and generate tens of billions of dollars in new revenue based on legal cannabis businesses.” Yang has also expressed his desire to pardon individuals in prisons for non-violent marijuana charges.
Andrew Yang’s career background as an entrepreneur rather than a politician means that Yang has not had the chance to vote on any legislative policies considered in the past. Therefore, there is no information to include under previous policies for Andrew Yang.
Yang first began building his career during the dotcom era after graduating from Law School. In 1999, Yang started working as a Corporate Attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell. In 2000, he left the firm to launch his first start-up Stargiving.com.
Stargiving.com folded in 2001 so Yang joined as Vice President to MMF Systems, a healthcare software startup. In 2005, Yang left MMF Systems and joined his friend at Manhattan Prep a small test preparation company. A year later, his friend at Manhattan Prep Zeke Vanderhoek asked Yang to take over as CEO – to which after massive growth was acquired by Kaplan, Inc. in 2009 and Yang served as company President until 2012.
In 2011, Yang was already building his next idea, a non-profit known still today as Venture for America. The success of Venture for America landed him an appointment to public office in 2015 as a Presidential Ambassador of Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE). Yang stepped down as CEO of Ventures for America in 2017.
Yang has also authored several books including Smart People Should Build Things, and The War on Normal People.
Yang attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. Afterward, Yang attended the Columbia Law School in New York City where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1999.
Yang’s most notable and public community work has to be through the initiatives pushed by Ventures for America, a non-profit providing real-world entrepreneurial experience to recent graduates. Those initiatives were publicized and amplified through being a part of the Obama-era PAGE group which allowed Yang’s business to extend to its entrepreneurial learning skills across the global. In this hope, numerous global would-be entrepreneurs are armed with the knowledge and skills to create and pursue their own business ventures.
Andrew Yang has not provided much public comment about his stance on gambling, whether domestic brick and mortar expansion or online gambling. In fact, out of all the policies and issues listed on his campaign site, there is not one mention of gaming or gambling. This is not surprising, it’s not really a hot issue topic among the candidates. However, we have seen him tweet his own election odds, and he recently tweeted his support for federalizing a mandate to make domestic online poker legal across the country:
Online poker is legal in 4 states. The state-by-state rules are variable and push many players to offshore sites. We should clarify the rules and make it legal in all 50 states. US players and companies would benefit and new tax revenues could be used to mitigate addiction.
— Andrew Yang🧢🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) October 26, 2019
We will keep track of Andrew Yang’s comments about the gambling industry, including his stance on casino-style slots and table games, as well as sports betting. When we know more, we will update this section as the Presidential race progresses.
Because Yang stands as an underdog for securing the Democratic nomination, and the odds do not favor him to win, the payout for him actually pulling it off will be extremely nice if you lay down your wager prior to the kick-off of the political season. At the time of this writing, Yang’s odds are right at +1000. So if I place a $100 bet at these odds for Andrew Yang to become the Democratic nominee, my winnings would be $1000. Not a bad return at all.
However, keep in mind that the payout is this nice because he’s a longshot, so the odds are not yet in our favor. On the flip side, if we wait for the odds to strengthen, the payout will be less because the risk is also less. The higher the risk, the greater the reward. Yang is a tough decision for bettors because he definitely has gained momentum and seen his odds improve dramatically, but he is also not yet being taken completely serious by the political machine. Yang’s odds will likely shift quite a bit leading up to the Democratic primaries and caucuses.
One thing Trump’s victory in 2016 taught us is that the underdog can come from behind and take a win that nobody saw coming. Yang has real substance to his platform, and he is undeniably connecting with voters. He could be the sleeping giant that steals the show out of nowhere. So yes, you could win some money if you bet on Andrew Yang, but he’s got to win for that to happen. We recommend that you bet conservatively on futures for Yang to win in 2020 (or any other underdog candidate) and that you only lay down what you can afford to lose.
**This page is not intended to be a public endorsement. Our only goal is to inform bettors of the current odds found online. Our team strives to provide transparent information that reflects the best qualities of the candidate. Odds and other information provided on this page should only be used to make an informed betting decision.