Strongly predict the malarkey of Trump-Biden debate for cash

FILE - In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden, left, speaks in Wilmington, Del., on March 12, 2020, and President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington on April 5, 2020. Some of the country’s major sports betting companies are running contests in which participants predict things that will happen or be said during the presidential debate, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, for the chance to win money. (AP Photo/File)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Will “Sleepy Joe” be the first derisive nickname President Donald Trump bestows upon Joe Biden? Will either candidate wear a mask onstage? How many times will Biden say the words “Barack Obama?” Some of the country’s largest sports betting companies are offering free-to-play contests in which viewers predict what will happen at Tuesday’s presidential debate for a chance to win cash or prizes. It’s the latest example of how the fast-growing sports betting industry is making inroads into mainstream popular culture. FanDuel, DraftKings and FOX Bet are among the companies with contests. Prize pools range from $25,000 to $50,000.