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What are the odds? An insider perspective from the political betting market

Loughead, Jamie (2016) What are the odds? An insider perspective from the political betting market. British Politics and Policy at LSE (19 Apr 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Bookmakers’ odds are becoming an increasingly used source in the coverage of political events – in press, television news and particularly digital press. Yet we rarely discuss how these odds come about. Here, Jamie Loughead outlines the difference between the expertise of the traditional bookmaker and the ‘wisdom of the crowds’ of the newer betting exchanges and provides insights into his work for a well-known British bookmaker.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 10:02
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2021 00:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71075

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