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I just HAD to post this from deadspin…..
How could ANYONE gamble on Professional Wrestling???
Barry Petchesky — Since the dawn of time, it’s been mankind’s dream to own the Sports Almanac from Back To The Future Part II. If one could know the result of a sporting event beforehand, one could make untold riches by gambling on it. While the Novikov self-consistency principle — or perhaps Calvinism — means this can’t happen, what if you could wager on an event with a predetermined outcome? Welcome to the world of betting on pro wrestling.
A “soap opera that entertains millions,” Linda McMahon said of the WWE. You won’t find a place to bet on whether Stefano’s evil plan will succeed on Days of Our Lives, but thousands of people were able to put money on The Miz retaining his WWE championship against John Cena at WrestleMania. (One early line had The Miz at +700, so if you believed in him, you made out all right Sunday.) But there’s one indisputable fact: There are a certain number of people who knew for sure that The Miz would win…..