Predicting the weather has replaced sports in the gambling world.
One of my friends from college is a huge sports fan. I really mean HUGE. It's his life. He's not married and no kids. When he's not working or sleeping, he's either at a sports event or watching one. He doesn't listen to music or watches movies. It's all sports all the time. Plus, he loves to gamble on games too.
You could only imagine how lost he is right now. He's kind of freaking out. I was talking to him last night and he told me that he started betting on the weather. I'm not even joking.
"Bovada, one of the country's leading online sportsbooks, since pro sporting events, games and seasons have been canceled or postponed their customers are laying wagers on the site's "Weather Betting" channel. It's way less complicated than typical sports bets which may be a good or bad thing."
"The vast majority of Bovada's weather bets are simply about the temperature in a particular U.S. city. For instance, will it be over or under a certain degree on an upcoming day In L.A., the line is set at 61 degrees for March 18? The odds for over or under that temp are equal. If you lay down $120 and you're on the correct side of the thermometer, you'll win $100."I got to admit, I'm not surprised.
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