About the Author

Chris Gerlacher

Christopher Gerlacher is a Lead Writer and contributor for Bonus. He is a versatile and experienced gambling writer with an impressive portfolio who has range from political and legislative pieces to sports and sports betting. He's a devout Broncos fan, for better or for worse, living in the foothills of Arvada, Colorado.

Latest articles

Why Gavin Newsom Presidential Odds Appeared on PredictIt

September 29, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

On July 22, 2022, Gavin Newsom’s Presidential Election odds opened on PredictIt. He was listed at eight cents and has hovered around 8 to 10 cents ever since. The presidential odds are still dominated by Donald Trump’s odds, followed by Ron DeSantis’s odds and Joe Biden’s odds. Newsom’s insistence that he has no interest in […]

Why Election Betting Critics Oppose Political Betting 

September 22, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

Election betting critics come from different places. Some opposition comes from the same resistance to online gambling that critics of online sports betting and online casinos espouse. But the cultural taboo surrounding betting on Midterm election odds or Presidential election odds adds uncertainty and unease that contrasts with attitudes toward sports betting.  In August 2022, […]

Exclusive Survey: 52% of Sports Bettors Would Try Election Betting

August 30, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

In an August 2022 survey, Bonus.com found that 52% of respondents who identify as sports bettors or are interested in sports betting would bet on elections if election betting was legal.    However, only 40% of respondents thought that election betting should be legal. Another 38% thought that election betting should remain illegal. The remaining portion […]

Kyrsten Sinema & Joe Manchin Vote with Biden over 90% of the Time

August 17, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin have made headlines for withholding votes from key Democratic bills, bills that may have shifted the odds for President in 2024 had they passed. In January 2022, their votes prevented filibuster rule changes, which prevents popular legislation from passing without a supermajority. (Passing unpopular bills in a gridlocked Congress is […]

Democrat Midterm Odds Improve with Policy & Economic Victories

August 11, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

Democrat midterm odds have improved in the 2022 Senate race. On August 4, odds on Democrat Senate and a Republican House rose above the odds of a Republican House and Senate. As of August 9, the PredictIt price of a Democrat Senate and a Republican House is 48 cents on PredictIt. The price of a […]

Three Ways That the Forward Party Can Get Their Ideas Into Power

August 4, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

On July 28, Andrew Yang announced his new political party, the Forward Party. It’s a merger of Democrat and Republican officials who are targeting “moderate” voters. The Forward Party platform emphasizes ranked-choice voting, non-partisan primaries, and independent redistricting commissions. These aren’t unique positions. Both the Utah Republican Party and the New York State have adopted […]

Trump Presidential Bid Could Outweigh Biden Approval Ratings 

July 21, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

Economic challenges have created a major midterms obstacle for Democrats: low Biden approval ratings. While the United States isn’t the only country experiencing high inflation, it’s higher in the United States than other major economies.  The $5 trillion stimulus package gave consumers money to spend during the early pandemic shutdowns. But American businesses were still […]

Why President Nixon’s False Election Fraud Claims Went Nowhere

July 15, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

Donald Trump is not the first president to peddle false election fraud claims. Richard Nixon nursed a grudge after his 1960 loss to John F. Kennedy. Nixon believed that Kennedy and the Democrats stole the election from him.  However, Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson’s administrations weren’t haunted by election fraud claims. No crowd of Nixon supporters […]

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