2024 Presidential Election Odds

Donald Trump former US President
Former U.S. President Donald Trump gives the keynote address at the Faith & Freedom Coalition on June 17, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. Seth Herald/Getty Images/AFP

The current 2024 presidential election odds make Donald Trump the clear favorite to return to the Oval Office.

OddsTrader takes a look at the political horizon for 2024 and breaks down the betting odds for the road to the White House.

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Donald Trump retains a great deal of power and influence in the Republican Party, and he is the favorite to secure the nomination.

• Joe Biden has indicated that he plans to run for re-election in 2024. Democrats expect him to do so, but they’re less sure if he should.

• The electoral college is a voting system devised by the Founding Fathers. It divides the country into 538 electors.

• A swing state is a key battleground that could vote either way in a US presidential election. A candidate must often prevail in key swing states to become the next US president.

• You cannot legally bet on the 2024 US presidential election at US licensed sportsbooks. However, you can do so if you visit a country that permits politics betting, such as the UK.

Political betting sites suggest he could capitalize upon President Joe Biden’s plunging approval ratings when Americans head to the polls.

However, there are also lots of intriguing alternatives in the mix. These are the current 2024 election betting odds from Bet365:

Donald Trump+240Republican
Ron DeSantis+450Republican
Joe Biden+500Democratic
Kamala Harris+1200Democratic
Mike Pence+1200Republican
Nikki Haley+2500Republican
Pete Buttegieg+2500Democratic
Michelle Obama+3300Democratic
Elizabeth Warren+3300Democratic
Hillary Clinton+4000Democratic
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson+5000Democratic
Mike Pompeo+5000Republican
US President Joe Biden
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers the commencement address during the graduation ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy on May 27, 2022. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

How Can I Bet on the US Presidential Election?

You cannot currently bet on the next presidential election at legal U.S. sportsbooks. Many states have now legalized sports betting, and some permit wagers on novelty and entertainment markets too. However, no state has passed a bill to allow political betting yet.

That is unfortunate, as politics betting is legal and extremely popular in some European countries. Many of the leading U.S. sports betting operators offer odds on U.S politics in other countries such as the UK.

Examples include Bet365 and 888 Sport, along with BetMGM co-owner Entain – which runs Ladbrokes and Coral – and FanDuel owner Flutter Entertainment, which offers a wealth of exciting presidential election odds via sites such as Betfair, Paddy Power and SkyBet.

Kambi, which powers sportsbooks such as Unibet and BetRivers, also offers odds to win the 2024 presidential election. Those sportsbooks would be ready to launch U.S. politics betting immediately if legislation were passed.

BetMGM believes presidential election odds should be legal in the U.S. by 2028.

Pool Betting

In the meantime, one intriguing option is to take part in free-to-play pools. For example, DraftKings launched a $100,000 pool to mark the 2020 presidential election.

Customers could answer a series of prop betting questions about the election, and the ones with the most correct answers earned bonus credits – which came with a 1x playthrough requirement.

More than 300,000 people entered the DraftKings Sportsbook presidential election pool. This was how they played it:

As we now know, many of those predictions proved incorrect. However, some bettors made astute predictions and earned generous prizes.

FanDuel offered a similar “Bet the Ballot” contest in 2020. We hope to see similar pools launched to mark the 2024 presidential election.

How Do Election Odds Work?

The 2024 Presidential election odds could be presented in three formats:

  • American Odds
  • Fractional Odds
  • Decimal Odds

American Odds

American odds begin with a plus (+) or a minus (-). For example, these were the US politics betting odds on the 2020 election before voting began:

  • Joe Biden to Win: (-175)
  • Donald Trump to Win: (+138)

When the odds begin with a minus, it tells you the amount you must wager to win $100. A $175 bet on Biden would have generated a $100 profit.

If the US presidential election odds begin with a plus, it highlights the profit you would earn from a $100 bet. A $100 bet on Trump would have earned a $138 profit.

In that example, a $20 bet on Biden would have earned an $11.43 profit, whereas a $20 bet on Trump would have earned a $27.60 profit. The smaller profit on Biden told you he was the favorite.

Fractional Odds

Fractional odds are popular in the UK, so they are often associated with US politics betting. To work out your potential profit, you just multiply your bet amount by the fraction.

For example:

  • Joe Biden was 4/7 in 2020, so $20 x 4/7 = $11.43.
  • Donald Trump was 11/8 in 2020. Hence, $20 x 11/8 = $27.60.

Decimal Odds

When you place a winning wager, you get your bet amount – known as your stake – back along with your profit. For example, a $20 bet at -175 would earn you a profit of $11.43, and a total return of $31.43, as you get your stake back.

Decimal odds tell you the total return you would receive, including your profit and stake. You just multiply your bet amount by the decimal figure. For example:

  • Joe Biden was 1.57 in the last election, so $20 x 1.57 = $31.43
  • Donald Trump was 2.38 back in 2020, so $20 x 2.38 = $47.60

Presidential Election Betting Options

US midterm elections polling station
People cast their ballots during midterm primary elections on June 14, 2022 in South Congaree, South Carolina. Sean Rayford/Getty Images/AFP

The world’s leading US politics betting sites offer a wide range of 2024 election betting odds. These are some of the most popular markets:


This is a straightforward bet on which candidate will win the election. The US election betting odds 2024 will change regularly in the build-up to the day of the vote.

Popular Vote Winner

It is entirely possible to win the popular vote and still lose the election. Hillary Clinton and Al Gore know that all too well. The former won the popular vote by almost 2.8 million votes, while Gore earned around 500,000 more votes than George W. Bush.

The electoral college system is set up in a way that gives additional weighting to certain parts of the country, so it is not always enough to simply gain more votes than your opponent.

Yet bookmakers allow you to bet on who will win the popular vote. Betfair currently has:

  • Joe Biden: +260
  • Elizabeth Warren: +480
  • Kamala Harris: +580
  • Donald Trump: +640

Winning Party

This is a simple wager on which party will produce the 2024 election winner. It means you do not have to specify a candidate, so it is a popular bet when the vote is still a couple of years away. Bet365 has:

  • Republican Party: -138
  • Democratic Party: +138
  • Independent: +2500

Winning Gender

A prediction on whether a man or a woman will win the election. A man is -250 in the US election betting odds 2024 and a woman is +350.

Democrat Nominee

This market allows you to predict which individual will earn the Democratic nominee.

  • Joe Biden: +188
  • Kamala Harris: +350
  • Pete Buttigieg: +1000

Meanwhile, Harris is the +650 favorite to be the Democratic Vice President nominee and Buttigieg is +800.

Republican Nominee

On the other hand, this odds allow us to get a feel for the Republican ticket.

  • Donald Trump: (+110)
  • Ron DeSantis: (+250)
  • Mike Pence: (+1000)
  • Nikki Haley: (+1200)

What is the Electoral College?

US Capitol building American flags
View of the US Capitol ahead of the 59th inaugural ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in Washington, DC on January 19, 2021. Angela Weiss/AFP

The electoral college is a voting system devised by the Founding Fathers. It divides the country into 538 electors, who formally choose the president through the electoral college.

The number of electors a state receives depends upon the size of its population. It is determined by the number of members of the House of Representatives and Senate each state has. For example, large states receive the most votes:

  • California (55)
  • Texas (38)
  • Florida (29)   
  • New York (29)

Meanwhile, smaller states receive just 3 votes. This states are:

  • Alaska
  • Delaware
  • Montana
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Vermont
  • Wyoming
  • District of Columbia (Washington D.C.)

A candidate needs to secure a majority of at least 270 votes to win the presidential election.

Will Donald Trump Run for President in 2024?

Donald Trump former US President
US President Donald Trump claps during a rally in support of Republican incumbent senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue ahead of Senate runoff in Dalton, Georgia on January 4, 2021. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump reportedly intends to run for president in 2024. The former president retains a great deal of power and influence in the Republican Party, and he is the favorite to secure the nomination.

In 2020, he received more than 18 million votes in the Republican primary. That was the most ever for an incumbent president in a primary.

The first Democrat elected after the Civil War, Grover Cleveland was the only president to leave the White House and return for a second term four years later, and Trump is seemingly itching to follow in his footsteps.

However, he faces competition from the likes of DeSantis and Haley. Outsiders for the GOP nomination include:

  • Ted Cruz
  • Tim Scott
  • Kristi Noem

Trump may need to work hard to become the Republican candidate in 2024.

Will Joe Biden Run for President in 2024?

US President Joe Biden rides his bike through Cape Henlopen State Park in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Jim Watson/AFP

Biden has indicated that he plans to run for re-election in 2024. Democrats expect him to do so, but they’re less sure if he should.

Just six sitting presidents decided not to run for a second term:

  • James Knox Polk (1845–1849)
  • James Buchanan (1857–1861)
  • Rutherford B. Hayes (1877–1881)
  • Calvin Coolidge (1923–1929)
  • Harry S. Truman (1945–1953)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson (1963–1969)

However, Coolidge took office when Warren Harding died and he then won the election of 1924. Up until that point, no president had served for more than eight years. Coolidge felt that a decade in power would be too long, and he chose not to run.

Meanwhile, Truman served nearly two terms, as he was just 82 days into his vice presidency when Franklin D. Roosevelt died, and Johnson served nearly six years after taking over from JFK following his assassination. That means Hayes was the last president to consciously decide not to run for re-election after four years in the Oval Office.

Some presidents were unable to win the nomination from their parties, which prevented them from running for a second term:

  •     Chester A. Arthur
  •     Andrew Johnson
  •     Franklin Pierce
  •     Millard Fillmore
  •     John Tyler

Meanwhile, eight presidents died in office. Four of them did so from natural causes:

  • William Henry Harrison
  • Zachary Taylor
  • Warren G. Harding
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

Unfortunately, the other four were assassinated:

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • James A. Garfield
  • William McKinley
  • John F. Kennedy

They were all younger than Biden, who took the presidential oath of office 61 days after turning 78, so it is not a foregone conclusion that he will run.

Who are the Top 3 Candidates for the Democrat Party?

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks alongside Education Secretary Miguel Cardona during a press conference. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images/AFP

In recent interviews with the New York Times, dozens of frustrated Democratic officials, members of Congress and voters said they doubt Biden’s ability to rescue the party and take the fight to the Republicans in 2024. As such, there is a chance that he could be forced out.

With that in mind, these are the top 3 candidates for the Democrat Party:

  • Joe Biden
  • Kamala Harris
  • Pete Buttegieg

Harris is the natural option if Biden steps aside or fails to gain the requisite support from the party. She is currently the vice president, and many view her as a future party leader.

However, Buttigieg's star has risen over the past five years, so he could turn it into a three-horse race.

Who are the Top 3 Candidates for the Republican Party?

Ron DeSantis Florida Governor
Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference 2022 (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida on February 24, 2022. Chandan Khanna/AFP

The Republican betting odds make these GOP heavyweights the top three candidates for the 2024 nomination:

  • Donald Trump
  • Ron DeSantis
  • Mike Pence

Some conservative leaders view Pence as a “spent force” who lacks grassroots support. Yet DeSantis could emerge as a serious challenger.

Trump currently leads the polls by a wide margin, but DeSantis is gaining momentum. He may be viewed as a populist, but he is also very disciplined, with a reputation as a prodigious fundraiser.

Right now, he is the most likely figure to stand in Trump’s way.

What are the Key Swing States for the 2024 Presidential Election?

Some states always vote Democrat, while others are Republican strongholds. Yet there are certain states that sit somewhere in the middle, and they could swing either way.

These swing states are key battlegrounds for presidential candidates, so they spend a large chunk of their time campaigning in those areas.

Biden won five key swing states in 2020:

  •     Arizona
  •     Georgia
  •     Michigan
  •     Pennsylvania
  •     Wisconsin

They are likely to be the decisive states yet again in 2024. We can expect a bitter war of words between the candidates as they fight to seize those swing states, and it will be fascinating to see how they vote in the upcoming 2022 midterm election.

2024 Presidential Election Odds FAQs

Can I Legally Bet on the 2024 US presidential election?

You cannot legally bet on the 2024 US presidential election at licensed sportsbooks such as BetMGM, Caesars and FanDuel. However, you can place a bet on the election if you happen to visit a country that permits politics betting, such as the UK.

The US politics odds at sites like Bet365 and 888 Sport make Donald Trump the clear favorite to win the 2024 US presidential election, ahead of Ron DeSantis, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Can I legally bet on US politics?

You will not find US election betting odds 2024 at sportsbooks in the United States, as politics wagering is not yet permitted. BetMGM has speculated that it could be legal in time for the 2028 election.

However, DraftKings offered a $100,000 free-to-play pool on the 2020 presidential election, so it could launch a similar promotion in 2024.

Where can I legally bet on the 2024 US presidential election?

You can legally bet on the 2024 US presidential election at sites such as Bet365, 888 Sport, Betfair and Ladbrokes. They make Donald Trump the favorite to gain revenge by beating Joe Biden in their current US presidential election odds, but there is still a long way to go.

You will not find US politics odds at sportsbooks in the US, as betting on elections is illegal in the United States.

Where can I legally bet on US politics?

You must be physically located in a country that permits betting on politics. For example, bookmakers in Europe offer US politics betting, allowing customers to speculate on the next US president.

You will find Joe Biden odds, Trump 2024 odds, Democrat and Republican betting odds, and much more.

How is the winner of the 2024 US Presidential Election Determined?

A candidate must win at least 270 of the electoral college votes to become the next US president. In 2020, Joe Biden won 306 votes, which saw him claim a majority. Donald Trump, who received 232 votes, may return to run against Biden in 2024.

Nonetheless, current odds to win the 2024 election suggest that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis could secure the Republican nomination instead.

What is a swing state?

A swing state is a key battleground that could vote either way in a US presidential election. A candidate must often prevail in key swing states to become the next US president. In 2020, the most important swing states were:

  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Pennsylvania
  • Wisconsin

Donald Trump won Florida, but Joe Biden claimed the other four and he won the election.

What is the US electoral college?

The electoral college is a process used to determine the outcome of the presidential election every four years. It consists of 538 electors and a candidate must secure a majority of at least 270 to win the election.

As the most populous state, California accounts for 55 votes, whereas smaller states such as Vermont and Wyoming only receive 3 votes.

Are there other parties besides the Democrats and Republicans?

The Democrats and Republicans are the most powerful parties by a comfortable margin, but smaller parties can put forward candidates such as:

  • Reform Party
  • Libertarian Party
  • Socialist Party
  • Natural Law Party
  • Constitution Party
  • Green Party

Yet you will find that Republicans and Democrats dominate the presidential election odds, as it is inconceivable that anyone will break the two-party dominance any time soon.

Incidentally, the odds to win 2024 election glory currently make Republic candidates the favorites.

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