Presidential Debate Odds & Prop Bets

Presidential Debate Odds & Prop Bets

debate boxesBetting On Presidential Debates For The 2020 Election

With the growing momentum of political betting, it is only natural that betting odds and lines have become popular for big events in the political cycle, including Presidential debates. There will be odds and prop bets available for the Democratic Presidential debates, the Republican Presidential debates (if any take place), and the official 2020 Presidential debates.

We intend to cover any and all odds and betting lines that emerge for these debates. And let’s be honest, to get through the heaviness of any political season, prop bets and SNL skits are a life saver.

Keep in mind that the Vegas odds on Presidential debates will come and go throughout the debate schedule, so there may not be odds or lines published here each time that you visit.  When no odds or betting lines are available once things get underway – you will see a TBA place holder.  This means check back closer to the next debate when the oddsmakers are more likely to give us some information.

Presidential Debate Odds and Prop Bets

There are no available prop bets for the debates at this time. However, as the schedule for the debates plays out, we will likely see multiple Democratic Presidential Debate Prop Bets listed around the time each one takes place. The prop bets will vary with each debate and are often customized to apply to specific habits, commonly used phrases, or quirks exhibited by individual candidates.  Some examples of lines you may find here will include:

  • What specific candidates will be wearing
  • Will specific phrases or terms be used
  • How many times someone will be interrupted or will interrupt others
  • How many times someone will exceed their allotted time to answer a question
  • What color someone’s tie will be
  • Willl a specific candidate get shut out or be ignored

For actual prop bets that are currently live – scroll a little further down on the page.

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Recent Presidential Debate News & Information

Presidential Debates For The 2020 Election

Presidential debates are typically broken down into individual party debates such as the Democratic Presidential Debates and Republican Presidential Debates. Then after each party selects their nominee, the official Presidential debates can commence.

Presidential Debate Details

When Is The First Presidential Debate For The 2020 Election?

The first Presidential debate between the two major parties will after each party concludes their national convention, which won’t occur until mid to late 2020. The DNC will hold their 2020 nomination convention July 13th through the 16th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, along the DNC is also considering bids from Houston, Texas and Miami Beach, Florida. The Republican National Convention (RNC) will be held at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 24th through the 27th.

When Is The First Democratic Presidential Debate For 2019?

Democrat IconThe first round of Democratic Presidential debates is set to occur in the last week of June 2019. With up to 20 qualifying Democratic candidates, the first televised Presidential debate of 2019 will be split into two nights. June 26th will showcase the first night of the Democratic Presidential debates with ten candidates, the second night of the Democratic debates will be June 27th with another ten candidates, totaling 20 Presidential candidates.

Democratic Candidates to debate on June 26th

  • Elizabeth Warren
  • Amy Klobuchar
  • Beto O’Rourke
  • Tulsi Gabbard
  • Cory Booker
  • Julián Castro
  • Bill de Blasio
  • John Delaney
  • Jay Inslee
  • Tim Ryan

Democratic Candidates to debate on June 27th

  • Pete Buttigieg
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Joe Biden
  • Kirsten Gillibrand
  • Kamala Harris
  • Andrew Yang
  • Michael Bennet
  • John Hickenlooper
  • Eric Swalwell
  • Marianne Williamson

Prop Bets For the June 2019 Debates

How Many Times Will Andrew Yang Mention UBI During The June Democratic Debates?
Over 2 -115
Under 2 -115

How Many Times Will Someone Mispronounce Pete Buttigieg’s Last Name During The June Democratic Debates?
Under 1.5 -400
Over 1.5 +250

Which Candidate Will Speak The Most During The Second Night Of The June Democratic Debates?
Joe Biden +175
Bernie Sanders +200
Kamala Harris +550
Pete Buttigieg +550
Andrew Yang +1000
Eric Swalwell +1500
Kirsten Gillibrand +1500
John Hickenlooper +2000
Marianne Willamson +2000
Michael Bennet +2000

Will Donald Trump Tweet Out “Sleepy Joe” During The Second June Democratic Debates?
No -550
Yes +325

Will Joe Biden Hug Any Of The Women On Stage With Him During The June Democratic Debates?
No -450
Yes +275
Must clearly wrap at least one arm around one of them for ‘Yes’ to win

*All prop bets seen on this page are available at Bovada.

Who Will Host The Democratic Presidential Debates?

The first and second Democratic Primary debates for 2020 held in June and July will be hosted by CNN and NBC. The DNC announced there would be a total of 12 debates leading up to 2020; six debates in 2019, and six debates in 2020. The Commission on Presidential Debates has received requests from the following locations to host upcoming debates, which include:

  • Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee
  • The City of Hartford, Connecticut
  • Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska
  • The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • The University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana
  • Utah Debate Commission and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah

Who Will Be The Moderators For The First Democratic Presidential Debate?

The first Democratic Presidential debate held on June 26th and 27th will be moderated by MSNBC commentator Rachel Maddow, NBC anchors Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, and Chuck Todd, and Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart.

When is The Second Democratic Presidential Debate For 2019?

The second Democratic Presidential debate is scheduled for July 30th and 31st. The second round of Democratic Presidential debates will be held in Detroit, Michigan and broadcasted live on CNN. DNC Chair Tom Perez commented, “Detroit embodies the values and character of the Democratic Party. It’s a city of grit and determination. … With its diversity, its storied history, and its proud ties to the labor movement, Detroit is the perfect place for our party’s second debate.”

Who Will Be The Moderators For The Second Democratic Presidential Debate?

The 2nd Democratic Presidential debate moderators have yet to be announced. The 3rd Democratic Presidential debate moderators and location have yet to be announced as well. However, we will update this information as soon as it becomes available.

Republican Presidential Debates

Republican IconThere are currently two Republican candidates running for the nomination in 2020 including incumbent President Donald Trump and former Governor of Massachusetts Bill Weld. The President filed for the 2020 election on February 17th, 2017 and Bill Weld announced his run on April 15th, 2019. While most expect the Republican party to hold debates, the RNC nixed the Convention’s debate committee as it does not plan to sanction any Republican primary debates for 2020.

Some have speculated that this serves as a warning to Republican contenders and would-be challengers to prevent the President’s polls from sinking. Co-Chair of the RNC’s subcommittee governing the Primary Process John Hammond says, “times are different from a lot of perspectives [from when the committee adopted its debate rules. Which will be less relevant] as we continue to support the President and the vice president and the current administration.” Several Republicans have expressed their desire to take rump on in a debate such as Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona and Ohio Governor John Kasich.

Where Can I Watch The Presidential Debates?

The Democratic Presidential debate can be seen live on the CNN, NBC, and Telemundo network. The Democratic Presidential Debate can also be live streamed online via several trustworthy and notable networks and websites. The Democratic Presidential debate can be seen live at 9 pm – 11 pm Eastern time.

You will be able to watch the Presidential debate online at any time after the debate has aired through several websites as many news broadcasting sites will likely be recapping and replaying the footage of the first Presidential debate.

Who Won The Presidential Debate?

There is no clear-cut result to debates, rather who won a Presidential debate is about perception. Sometimes Democratic Presidential debate winners can be manipulated by the candidates themselves, news commentators, the media, and news outlets which discuss the results of the debate. What individuals or outlets choose to discuss, and frame can shape public opinion and the opinion of voters which ultimately decide who was the debate winner.

In today’s modern age many people rely on polls to tell them the winner of the debates such as the Democratic Presidential debate, this is because polls keep track and report what a sample of people believe and think. Usually, whenever a debate concludes, polling companies contact registered voters and ask them what they thought of the debates, which is generally influenced by what others have told them. Through this, polls can be released within hours or voters can express their thoughts through snap polls online which provide immediate reporting results.

About Presidential Debates

Formally known as the leaders’ debate, a Presidential debate is typically a public held debate during general elections. In a Presidential debate, party candidates express their running policies along with political opinions and often opposing candidates attempt to poke holes or criticize these policies. Presidential debates are typically broadcasted live via TV, radio, and most recently streamed online.

Presidential debates are not required by the constitution but are considered popular with voters. These debates often give voters a better understanding of the candidates, their positions, trustworthiness, and competence, as well as, help undecided voters align themselves with a specific candidate rather than to a specific party or position.

How Are Presidential Debates Formatted?

Debates can vary in format, but typically opening statements are made by each candidate with a panel of moderators or journalists asking a set of questions. Candidates will typically have a chance to answer these questions either one after another or if the question is aimed at one specific candidate, then he or she will answer the inquiry. Following each candidate’s answer, the other candidates may have a chance to respond briefly to each candidate’s statement.

Following this, the debate may lead into a free for all which the moderators will attempt to try to control through an allotted time slot, then after the moderator will pose the next question. The conclusion of the debate will be signaled by a final question along with each candidate’s closing remarks.

Variance can come in how the candidates are positions either at podiums or at a conference table. Some debates will allow an audience member to ask a question. Sometimes the order of which candidate gets to answer a question or make closing remarks is determined by a coin toss, but this option is not feasible for more than two candidates at a time.

Modern debates have used a kind of traffic light to signal when a candidate’s speaking time is nearing the end. Buzzers or flags have also been used in the past to regulate the timeframe of a candidate’s answer.

How Do Candidates Qualify for A Debate?

Typically to qualify for a Presidential debate, candidates must receive their party’s nomination pick. However, 2020’s election has seen a large pool of Democratic candidates running, and thus several Democratic Presidential Debates will be held to pinpoint top-tier candidates for the party’s nomination. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has announced adjusted debate qualifying criteria for 2020 Presidential candidates such as registering at least 1% in polls (national, public polls, major news organization, and qualifying university polls) and receiving 65,000 unique small-dollar donations with a minimum of 200 unique grassroots donations from at least 20 states.

Debate Trivia – Did you Know?

The First Televised Presidential Debate Ever Was Between Nixon and JFK
The first televised US Presidential debate occurred in 1960 between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon and was viewed by over 66 million people easily becoming one of the most-watched broadcasts in US television. The popularity of this event spurred a new tradition to hold Presidential debates ever since.
The First Ever US Presidential Debate Started With Lincoln
The ultimate predecessor to the 1960 televised debate was in 1858 between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. It originally began with Lincoln who would follow Douglas around on the campaign trail heckling him from the crowd during Douglas’s campaign speeches. Eventually, this brewed into an official debate that lasted three hours regarding the moral and economic quandaries posed by slavery, each had an hour speech and one and a half hour to rebut, closing with a half hour response. Seven debates occurred between Lincoln and Douglas, who were running for the US Senate with no moderator and were widely publicized. Douglas was reelected to the Illinois Senate and faced each other as opponents for the Presidency in 1860, but Lincoln did not debate during his Presidential run. Later, the spectacle was carried on through radio in 1948 between Thomas E. Dewey and Harold Stassen and in 1956 between Adlai Stevenson and Estes Kefauver.