Vegas odds? : 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 (, November 16, 1998


How do you collect?

-- Diane J. Squire (, November 17, 1998.

Good point!

-- Bill (, 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 (, 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 (, 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) (, November 22, 1998.

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