Technology

Election Madness, Part I: Five Bucks on a Change in World History

Newsletter

Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news
 

Slate did something that I've been meaning to do for weeks: put together a summary of the various electronic markets where people bet money on the outcomes of political races. I find it quite amusing that there are lots of people (hundreds? thousands? I've no idea) sitting around in the underwear, in front of their computers, betting good money on the fate of national politics. I imagine that this kind of thing used to happen in back rooms filled with political machers, beefy teamsters, cigar smoke, and plenty of scotch. Now, in messy, exurban bedrooms around the country.

Anyway, go check it now before the election's over...

1 free article left
Want More? Get unlimited access for as low as $1.99/month
Already a subscriber? Log In or Register
1 free articleSubscribe
Want unlimited access?

Subscribe today and save 70%

Subscribe

Already a subscriber? Log In or Register
More From Discover
Recommendations From Our Store
Shop Now
Stay Curious
Join
Our List

Sign up for our weekly science updates.

 
Subscribe
To The Magazine

Save up to 70% off the cover price when you subscribe to Discover magazine.

Copyright © 2021 Kalmbach Media Co.