A Biden-Harris administration, Democratic Senate paints rosier picture for sports betting nationwide Brett Smiley, SportsHandle · October 17, 2020 at 3:23 pm Could a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration be a positive for legal sports betting in the U.S., and online gaming more broadly? While gambling regulation is far down the list of U.S. priorities, the Nov. 3 Presidential, Senate, and House elections will at some point have consequences for the industry. Taken as a whole, potential policy shifts and initiatives under a Biden-Harris administration appear more likely to create favorable conditions for industry proponents than exist right now. As of today, Biden is the clear favorite to win the White House over incumbent Donald Trump, as polls consistently show the former vice president widening leads in key demographics and in battleground states, with a 9.2% national average advantage per RealClearPolitics and an 87% chance of winning according to FiveThirtyEight. Concurrently the Democratic Party’s odds of taking control of the Senate are increasing, while polling figures also point strongly to Democrats retaining a sizable advantage in the House of Representatives.