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Cubs win World Series? ...Against Miami?

According to Back to the Future II, the Chicago Cubs will win the World Series in the distant future of 2015. If a meme started up and caused an inordinate number of people to jokingly/ironically bet on the Cubs next season, would that affect their odds? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Mar 9, 2014 - 2 answers

 

A bit of a flutter!

I'm in London again, and having a whale of a time thanks to all the advice I garnered last year. One new thing I want to try this time is having a little flutter-I want to place a small bet on something. I don't expect to win, but would like to know how to bet intelligently so as to improve the odds. [more inside]
posted by L'Estrange Fruit on Sep 15, 2013 - 6 answers

What are the odds?

Math/probability not sports: I am not a gambler, but I am trying out a method of betting on sports with some initial success. At what point can I use the numbers to confidently assume that this is down to the system rather than luck? [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on Sep 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Can I Legally Bet on March Madness?

Sports betting in the USA, specifically March Madness, is it legal? [more inside]
posted by Talez on Mar 12, 2012 - 8 answers

I'd like to make legal bets on top tier little league games. Forget whether it's ethical - is it POSSIBLE?

Is there any legal sportsbook/casino that takes bets on the little league world series? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Aug 22, 2011 - 2 answers

How do Vegas oddsmakers make their odds?

How do Vegas oddsmakers make their odds? [more inside]
posted by malhouse on Aug 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Zenyatta!

Tomorrow, Zenyatta will attempt to win her 20th and final race at Churchill Downs. I am not a gambler, but would like to place some bets to make watching the race more fun. Of course, I wouldn't mind winning some money, too. I'm hoping someone here can give me some strategy tips based on these odds. A friend has suggested placing 12 exacta bets on Zenyatta to win and each of the others to place. The assumption I'm making is that she will indeed win.
posted by Shike on Nov 5, 2010 - 5 answers

How can someone guess the betting lines for a sporting event?

How does one guess sports betting odds, or determine at what point to place a bet on a sporting event? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Obama assassination : 1 in 55?

Does the fact that the betting markets still give Hillary Clinton a 1 in 55 chance of being President in 2008, mean that that is a reasonable estimate of the chance that Obama is assassinated before the election? What else could justify those odds now?
posted by zaebiz on Sep 1, 2008 - 14 answers

What was the payout on this wager?

Belmont Stakes question: What was the payout on a 2 dollar exacta box (24 dollar total wager because the box had four horses) that included Da'Tara and Denis of Cork?
posted by zembla3 on Jun 7, 2008 - 2 answers

I'd Wager that A Lot of Money Was Bet on March Madness

Sports Betting Filter: How can I determine approximately how much money was bet on the NCAA (men's basketball) tournament last year and where that ranks on the most gambled-upon sporting events of the year? [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31 on Feb 29, 2008 - 5 answers

Mathematicial inefficiencies of sports betting markets

Mathematicians, I've always suspected there is a real opportunity to exploit the inefficiencies of the online sports betting markets and amateur bettors and make serious money. Have you felt the same way or am I kidding myself? [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Dec 17, 2006 - 7 answers

How to interpret online betting odds

How do I interpret the odds at Tradesports.com? [more inside]
posted by VillageLion on Aug 10, 2006 - 2 answers

TradeSports.com Legal in America?

Is it against the law for US citizens or residents to trade on overseas futures markets such as TradeSports.com? [more inside]
posted by sebrenner on Jun 16, 2006 - 1 answer

How do you use the OTB?

Help me use the Off Track Betting facility. [more inside]
posted by miniape on Apr 19, 2006 - 3 answers

Betting Tips

Even with the big March event coming up, this is a hypothetical question. In a state like California, is there a legal way to bet on sports? Also, are there grey areas in betting, such as internet betting?
posted by jonah on Mar 13, 2005 - 4 answers

Fix my betting system.

What's the flaw in this horse racing betting system? [MI] [more inside]
posted by Dreamghost on Dec 16, 2004 - 41 answers

Why gamble?

For gamblers, what's the attraction? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by jonmc on Nov 15, 2004 - 33 answers

Is there any way to wager on a Presidential or Congressional election?

Is there any way (legally or otherwise) to actually wager on an upcoming Presidential or Congressional election [mo inside]. [more inside]
posted by goethean on Aug 18, 2004 - 7 answers

Show me some edges in horseracing.

Any horse handicappers here? What are your favorite techniques? Which race
factors
do you tend to zero in on? What sort of betting strategy or angles do you employ? Do you parlay? hedge? do straight tickets? dabble in the exotics? play it ultra-conservative? do birthdates? [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on Jul 6, 2004 - 1 answer

Recommend a site for gambling on the Kentucky Derby.

Can anyone recommend a good gambling website in order to bet on the Kentucky Derby? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by rorycberger on Apr 27, 2004 - 10 answers

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