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After all, states have bet big on betting and, in most cases, are still waiting for the long-shot wager to pay off.
SPORTS GAMBLING COULD BE THE PANDEMIC’S BIGGEST WINNERJONATHAN D. COHENFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
When bets are structured this way, if you win one, the likelihood of winning the next wager increases.
WE TRIED TO PREDICT WHICH WORD AMANDA GORMAN WOULD SAY FIRST AT THE SUPER BOWLJOSH HERMSMEYERFEBRUARY 3, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Alas, the ships are late, the wager falls apart, and the merchant has to pay up.
THE CLOUD OF IMPEACHMENT HANGS OVER THE MARKETS—EVEN BITCOIN IS SINKINGBERNHARD WARNERJANUARY 11, 2021FORTUNE
With vaccines the wager is much simpler—it is indeed more like Pascal’s original wager.
VACCINES ARE THE SAFEST MEDICAL PROCEDURE WE HAVE. MAKE YOUR WAGER WISELY - FACTS SO ROMANTICSTUART FIRESTEINDECEMBER 29, 2020NAUTILUS
So here are few things to keep in mind as you go about making your wagers this week — or even just trying to impress your friends.
MASTERS PICKS: THE BEST BETS TO PUT ON THE GREEN JACKETMATT BONESTEELNOVEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
As more fans discover it — 20 states now permit sports wagers, with more on the way — they also will discover a sport that’s relatively simple to gamble on.
GOLF BET BIG ON LEGALIZED SPORTS GAMBLING. IT’S PAYING OFF.RICK MAESENOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Investor David Einhorn said technology stocks are in an “enormous” bubble and he has added a set of short wagers to profit from it.
ARE TECH STOCKS IN AN ‘ENORMOUS’ BUBBLE? GREENLIGHT’S DAVID EINHORN THINKS SOKDUNN6OCTOBER 28, 2020FORTUNE
There is at least one operator legally permitted to field wagers on political outcomes in the United States.
HOW TO BET ON THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION—AND WHY PREDICTION MARKETS MIGHT BE BETTER THAN POLLSREYMASHAYEKHIOCTOBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
In the study, when someone’s partner agreed with a wager, that first person often would increase the size of his wager.
CONFIDENCE CAN MAKE YOU MISS IMPORTANT INFORMATIONBETHANY BROOKSHIREOCTOBER 1, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The utility wagers it also saved them from 27 fire sparking events, “an incredible reduction in risk,” the letter reads.
REGULATORS APPROVE SDG&E WILDFIRE PLAN DESPITE SERIOUS FLAW­MACKENZIE ELMERSEPTEMBER 25, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO

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