Comments on: World Cup betting pools: The price of entry http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/09/world-cup-betting-pools-the-price-of-entry/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: MarkBez http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/09/world-cup-betting-pools-the-price-of-entry/comment-page-1/#comment-15771 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 20:02:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4183#comment-15771 The World Cup is by far and away, in a global sense, the largest event every four years. Small countries in economical and political turmoil rise with their nation’s football team. A World Cup goal can make the heart of a downtrodden country beat again. It’s truly a magical month, and it’s time that America joined the rest of the world in realizing the most beautiful game in the world.

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By: TinyTim1 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/09/world-cup-betting-pools-the-price-of-entry/comment-page-1/#comment-15752 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 07:18:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4183#comment-15752 Curmudgeon, shouldn’t you be busy working on your defence against Soc-Gen?

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By: FelixSalmon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/09/world-cup-betting-pools-the-price-of-entry/comment-page-1/#comment-15749 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 05:29:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4183#comment-15749 Curmudgeon, the whole point of office pools is that they’re zero-sum, which means that your expectation is to get back what you pay in.

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By: ender http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/09/world-cup-betting-pools-the-price-of-entry/comment-page-1/#comment-15733 Wed, 09 Jun 2010 22:20:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4183#comment-15733 haha… this is just supposed to be fun

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By: Curmudgeon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/06/09/world-cup-betting-pools-the-price-of-entry/comment-page-1/#comment-15709 Wed, 09 Jun 2010 15:34:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4183#comment-15709 Playing? Please call it what it really is – gambling. While I like to think I prefer not to pass judgment on others’ in-office recreational pursuits, I do know enough about math to know that my prospects of winning do not justify the cost of the bet.

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