Vegas odds?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I am heading to Vegas in a few weeks. Has anyone heard if they have set odds on Y2K? The bookies seem to put odds on everything else in life, why not Y2K? "I'll put $50. on the grid going down at 50:1" or "Bet the parlay, GM, Ford and Chrysler down and out by 3/1/00 100:1" etc...
-- Bill (email@example.com), November 16, 1998
How do you collect?
-- Diane J. Squire (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 17, 1998.
-- Bill (email@example.com), November 17, 1998.
They'll probably have odds, but Y2k is too general a term to put odds on. Watch for odds on specific, easy to measure events, such as whether or not the Superbowl will be cancelled etc. Perhaps 100 to 1 that Jay Leno will actually say something funny in the Year 2000.
-- Craig (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 17, 1998.
How about maybe seeing what Lloyds of London is willing to insure and for how much vs. potential loss. Here again, would have to be a specific happening, not just WTSHTF or TEOTWAWKI.
-- brit (email@example.com), November 22, 1998.
Try it - I like:
"Will the SuperBowl be cancelled?" or
"How many people will be at Mardi Gras?" (More/less than 1999?)
What about: "Will the lights go out in Times Square?"
"How many bowl games will be cancelled New Year's Day?"
(That way you get a spread...)
-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 1998.