Virtual sports offer better betting
Posted by Terra Nova [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 February 2013, 1:18 pm
Edward CastronovaAs you may know, football (soccer, not handegg) is broken. The game as designed is strategically light (not enough scoring, too much luck - from a Euro game? How odd) and it has fallen victim to two unrelated forms of corruption, the unelected-international-body corruption that plagues the Olympics and the UN, and the big-money corruption that plagues US college sport and politics. Football would have doping scandals too, but FIFA is only just now getting around to it. Who in their right mind would wager money on professional football? It's like betting on the outcome of a novel. No matter....

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