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: September 2020

October 1, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

September was another banner month in this highly contentious US presidential election cycle, which saw some major news events that shifted the tone and issues of the campaign. The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg set a major battle in motion between Democrats and Republicans over who gets to decide her successor. A […]

DraftKings Offering Free-to-Play US Presidential Debate Pool With $50k in Prizes

September 22, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

You can’t bet on election results in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any sportsbook fun to be had during an otherwise intense and contentious election season. To mark National Voter Registration Day, DraftKings is offering a free-to-play presidential debate pool where participants can guess on a variety of outcomes in the upcoming […]

New Horse Racing Bill Would Establish National Safety Standards

September 1, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

Big changes could be coming nationwide to the sport of horse racing. A new bill set to be introduced this month would significantly increase the amount of oversight in horse racing, with the goal of stamping out cheating and making the sport safer for both humans and horses. Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, also the U.S. […]

US Presidential Election Odds News Monthly Recap: August 2020

August 31, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

August saw a major trend reversal in the odds to win the 2020 US presidential election, and Democrats should be sweating right about now with Biden’s lead in low single-digits and the election just two months away. All summer long former Vice President Joe Biden widened his lead over President Donald Trump, on the Bonus.com […]

With Covid Safety Measures in Place, MGM to Open Mirage Casino Aug. 27

August 17, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

For the first time since mid-March, the iconic Mirage Casino on the Las Vegas Strip will be open for business starting Aug. 27, MGM Resorts announced this week. The company says it will be emphasizing the health and safety of its guests and employees with its “Seven-Point Safety Plan.” “As we have slowly and thoughtfully […]

Biden Picks Kamala Harris as 2020 Election Running Mate

August 11, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

After many weeks of speculation, former Vice President Joe Biden has selected U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate for the 2020 US presidential election. Biden’s choice is historic: Harris will be the first Black woman featured on a major political party’s presidential ticket in U.S. history. If the Biden-Harris ticket prevails, she will […]

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 […]