About the Author

Chris Nesi

Chris Nesi is News Editor of Bonus.com & Managing Editor of Colorado Sharp. He’s been an editor and writer for more than a decade, with experience spanning newspapers, magazines, digital news, and commercial writing. His work can be found in publications including TechCrunch, Mental Floss and Huffington Post. Chris lives just outside of Denver and enjoys regular trips to Black Hawk.

US Presidential Election Odds News Monthly Recap: July 2020

August 3, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

With just three months to go until election day, the race is heating up, and so is the wagering: As of Aug. 1, more than $72 million has been wagered on the outcome of the 2020 US presidential election. All in all, July looked much like June did for President Donald Trump. His numbers have […]

Trump’s Reelection Bid is Down, but Not Out

July 29, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

With just 97 days to go until the 2020 US Presidential Election, former Vice President Joe Biden has settled into a comfortable lead, according to the Bonus.com Election Odds Tracker. As of this writing, Biden leads President Donald Trump by just under 25% as the favorite to win the election. The last week has seen […]

DraftKings Pre-Launch Offer Gives New Illinois Sports Bettors $100 Free Bet

July 24, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

DraftKings has yet to officially launch in Illinois, but the sportsbook provider is looking ahead to that inevitable day with a pre-launch sign-up bonus: awarding early bird registrations with a $100 free bet, no deposit required. All new accounts registered by new Illinois sports betting users will be eligible for the $100 free bet, which […]

DraftKings and FanDuel Granted Illinois Sportsbook Operating Permits

July 20, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Two of the biggest names in online sports betting received temporary operating permits from the Illinois Gaming Board on Friday, July 17. DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook are both listed as recent licensees on the board’s website. Last month, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued an executive order suspending the requirement that sports bettors in the […]

Atlantic City’s Final Holdout, the Borgata Casino, to Reopen July 26

July 14, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Atlantic City’s most profitable casino resort, the Borgata, has announced it will resume business on Sunday, July 26, more than three weeks after New Jersey’s other eight casinos reopened. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy issued an executive order ordering casinos to close on March 16. July 2 was the first […]

US Presidential Election Odds News Monthly Recap: June 2020

July 2, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

With four months to go until election day, the stakes are getting higher, both literally and figuratively, with more than $56 million wagered on the 2020 US presidential election so far. There’s no gentle way to put this: June was a calamitous month for the incumbent. The Bonus.com election tracker got a real workout this […]

DraftKings Is Taking Bets For Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

July 2, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a lot away from us, but fortunately, the annual Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating contest is an unstoppable force of nature and will still grace our July 4th weekend in 2020. Things will be a bit different this year, however. For starters, it will be held in “a private location […]

Biden’s Odds To Win The 2020 US Presidential Election Hit Double Digits

June 8, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

After another tumultuous week marked by nationwide protest and biting criticism from former military officials, President Donald Trump saw his odds to win the November election slip to as low as -11% against former Vice President Joe Biden, according to the Election Odds Tracker at Bonus.com. Though Biden’s lead has settled to hover around 10% […]

Biden Continues Surging, Takes More Than 5% Lead Over Trump

June 2, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Following yesterday’s sudden reversal, former Vice President Joe Biden continues to widen the gap as the odds-on favorite to win the U.S. presidency in November. As we reported yesterday, Biden saw a sudden spike on June 1, seeing him edge ahead of President Donald Trump by a full 2% on the Election Odds Tracker at […]