Web site takes bets on Augusta State case

  • Follow Metro

An online gambling group has laid out the odds on whether graduate student Jennifer Keeton will prevail in her discrimination lawsuit against Augusta State University.

The group says it's looking good for Keeton.

The bookies at youwager.com say there is a 75 percent chance ASU will lose the suit and a 67 percent chance ASU will reverse its position and allow Keeton to complete her counseling degree.

There is only a 9 percent chance that Keeton will alter her religious beliefs in order to graduate.

Spokeswoman Sweta Shah said the odds makers consider several criteria when veering away from the traditional sports betting.

The criteria for posting a bet are: Is there a clear outcome? Is it an interesting topic? Is it a national issue everyone could find out about? Is there some ambiguity to the outcome?

"The offbeat stuff sends a lot of people our way that might otherwise not be interested in betting," Shah wrote in an e-mail. "In this case, the issue is polarizing with people siding with both parties. That makes for a good bet ... after that you just go with your gut and add in a little commission in case you're wrong."

Comments (7) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
Dixieman
17584
Points
Dixieman 07/29/10 - 05:48 am
0
0
I'm laying 6 to 5 that

I'm laying 6 to 5 that gambling on litigation is wrong. Any takers?

johnston.cliff
2
Points
johnston.cliff 07/29/10 - 05:21 am
0
0
Betting on litigation is like

Betting on litigation is like betting on a college game. It's best to wait and see who wins before placing a bet. In emotional cases, like emotional games, too much "opinion and wishes" gets mixed into the decision making by the layman.

Dixieman
17584
Points
Dixieman 07/29/10 - 05:47 am
0
0
It's like picking stocks -

It's like picking stocks - you don't want to buy the stock that you like the most, but the stock that you think most other people will like so that it goes up. Or betting on the winner of a beauty contest - don't choose your own personal favorite, but the one you think will get the most votes from the judges. If you do want to bet on local events or things you care about, you have to divorce your bet from your emotions.

corgimom
38720
Points
corgimom 07/29/10 - 06:32 am
0
0
I'm posting odds of 50 to 1

I'm posting odds of 50 to 1 that anyone that bets on this has rocks in their head.

InChristLove
22485
Points
InChristLove 07/29/10 - 07:07 am
0
0
Good point corigmom...I

Good point corigmom...I agree.

Insider Information
4009
Points
Insider Information 07/29/10 - 09:33 am
0
0
I bet each morning how many

I bet each morning how many posts it takes until the discussions on here turn racist. It's like that TV show back in the day - Name that Tune. Instead of "I can name that song in four notes," I say "This discussion will turn racist in four posts."

ripjones
2
Points
ripjones 07/29/10 - 10:47 am
0
0
Bookies are like lawyers

Bookies are like lawyers (well, some lawyers), if the perception is that money can be made, they're IN !! There's no Las Vegas book on this.

Back to Top
loading...
Top headlines

Stormwater fee to fund Columbia County repairs

Columbia County is set to invest an additional $600,000 in its aging stormwater system next year, with the hope that more money and manpower will result in half as many repair orders and fewer ...
Search Augusta jobs