(Performance) index betting and fixed odds

Haigh, John (1999) (Performance) index betting and fixed odds. The Statistician, 48 (3). pp. 425-434. ISSN 0039-0526

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Abstract

Contrasts and similarities between odds betting and index betting are described. When index bets are offered as performance indices, conditions are found under which a direct comparison with conventional odds bets can be made. In this case, the ratio of the sum of the widths of all the spreads to twice the difference between the performance indices for being first and last corresponds to the bookmakers' win margin. Examples illustrate the results.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
Depositing User: John Haigh
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:38
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2012 14:44
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21581
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