Sports betting can be big business in the United States; The New York Times estimated the value of illegal sport wagers in the USA at $150 billion a year. The potential market for such betting is huge; there were 57.4 million fantasy-sports players in North America in 2016, according to an Ipsos Public Affairs poll commissioned by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.Read more
The thinking behind a prediction market is that the wisdom of the crowd can determine the outcome. and collecting bets is the best means of learning what the wisdom of the crowd.
The belief is that markets are the more efficient mechanism for gauging human opinion, and that taking bets is the best way to get honest results from a survey.Read more