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POLITICS GAMIFIED

You deserve a straightforward and honest news source. But with polls missing by record margins in 2016 & 2020, and mainstream media outlets siding overtly with one party or the other, objectivity is hard to come by.

That’s why all of our stories are pegged to real-money political prediction markets, where those with the most knowledge (or conviction) back their beliefs up with their own money.

We use these market-based insights, rather than opinion journalism and faulty polls, to tell you what matters in Washington.

YES, THIS IS 100% LEGAL.

And there is a vibrant community of professionals from virtually every industry who have created a second stream of income just by betting against the hype and noise that you see every day on the news.

Political prediction markets function like betting exchanges. They’re where people put their money where their mouths are. There is simply no room for fake news or partisan bias when money is on the line.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS

WHO IS BEHIND THIS?

Star Spangled Gamblers was founded by Alex Keeney aka “Keendawg,” a former House staffer and Hollywood screenwriter, in 2018.

Since then, it has become the hub for the political gambling community. Its contributors range from the world’s most profitable political gamblers to current members of mainstream media publications.

HOW DO I START?

You’ve got a few options for where you want to begin your political prediction career.

And the good news for you is that Star Spangled Gamblers can offer you a hook-up from all of the major players. It’s a growing business and they’re competing for your business — and in many cases, they’re willing to pay you for it.

Here is a brief summary on the 3 major betting exchanges: Kalshi, Polymarket, and PredictIt.

Whichever one(s) you choose — START SMALL — and work your way up.

KALSHI – $30M OF SILICON VALLEY FINANCING

Here’s what you need to know about Kalshi:

  • They just raised $30M from Sequoia, which is the tech bro way of saying that they are backed by the New York Yankees of venture capital.
  • They are operating with CFTC approval
  • They have no $850 position limit
  • They have a bang-a-rang lineup of betting lines, from COVID vaccination rates, to individual titles of the Reonciliation bill, to NFL viewership

BONUS FOR SSG USERS:

  • Kalshi will give you a free SSG hat if you sign-up at www.kalshi.com/ssg and deposit $50 or more.

POLYMARKET – A BLOCKCHAIN TRADING PLATFORM

We interviewed Polymarket’s CEO, Shayne Coplan, a year ago when their crypto-based platform launched. At the time, they’d just raised $4M to do something crazy. Since then, they’ve really brought it to life.

What you need to know about Polymarket:

  • Based on Ethereum blockchains
  • No position limits
  • Extremely diverse market offerings from politics, to sports, and even NFT hedging options
  • Extremely vibrant trading community

BONUS FOR SSG USERS:

  • Upcoming

PREDICTIT – THE OLDEST AND LARGEST REGULATED EXCHANGE

PredictIt’s CEO John Phillips joined the boys recently to talk about the future for political gambling’s #1 betting platform.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • Largest and longest existing political gambling exchange
  • CFTC regulated
  • Thick orderbook, lots of volume

BONUS FOR SSG USERS

  • Get $50 of free money from PredictIt when you make a $50 deposit.

We do receive a commission for referring new users to these exchanges. But hey, we gotta keep the lights on here, don’t we?

Enjoy your bonuses. Happy trading!

KEENDAWG.

How can we reach you?

T: @keendawgssg

I: @starspangledgamblers

DISCLAIMER

Though we have an unhealthy level of confidence in our ability to pick winners in Washington, our legal department says we should mention that this is in no way real financial advice. Talk to a professional for that. We’re just gambling addicts.

And BTW, generally assume that we are trading in all of the markets we write about. This website isn’t a pump and dump scheme, but you should know that we’re trying to make money in all the places we’re writing about.