Handbook of Sports and Lottery Markets Book
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Handbook of Sports and Lottery Markets


  • Author : Donald B. Hausch
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-08-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 0080559956

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Handbook of Sports and Lottery Markets Excerpt :

Its basic empirical research and investigation of pure theories of investment in the sports and lottery markets make this volume a winner. These markets are simpler to study than traditional financial markets, and their expected values and outcomes are uncomplicated. By means of new overviews of scholarship on the industry side of racetrack and other betting markets to betting exchanges and market efficiencies, contributors consider a variety of sports in countries around the world. The result is not only superior information about market forecasting, but macro- and micro-analyses that are relevant to other markets. * Easily studied sports markets reveal features relevant for more complex traditional financial markets * Significant coverage of sports from racing to jai alai * New studies of betting exchanges and Internet wagering markets

Handbook of Sports and Lottery Markets Book

Handbook of Sports and Lottery Markets


  • Author : Donald B. Hausch
  • Publisher : North-Holland
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 0444507442

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Handbook of Sports and Lottery Markets Excerpt :

Its basic empirical research and investigation of pure theories of investment in the sports and lottery markets make this volume a winner. These markets are simpler to study than traditional financial markets, and their expected values and outcomes are uncomplicated. By means of new overviews of scholarship on the industry side of racetrack and other betting markets to betting exchanges and market efficiencies, contributors consider a variety of sports in countries around the world. The result is not only superior information about market forecasting, but macro- and micro-analyses that are relevant to other markets. * Easily studied sports markets reveal features relevant for more complex traditional financial markets * Significant coverage of sports from racing to jai alai * New studies of betting exchanges and Internet wagering markets

The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Gambling Book

The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Gambling


  • Author : Leighton Vaughan Williams
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199376629

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The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Gambling Excerpt :

There is growing interest among academics and policymakers in the economics of gambling, which has been stimulated by major regulatory and tax changes in the U.S., U.K. Continental Europe, Asia, Australia and elsewhere. Unfortunately, there is no comprehensive source of path-breaking research on this topic. To fill this gap, we commissioned chapters from leading economists on all aspects of gambling research. Topics covered include the optimal taxation structure for various forms of gambling, factors influencing the demand and supply of gambling services, forecasting of gambling trends, regulation of gambling, the efficiency of racetrack and sports betting markets, gambling prevalence and behavior, modeling the demand for gambling services, the economic impact of gambling, substitution and complementarities among different types of gambling activity, and the relationship between gambling and other sectors of the economy. These are all important issues, with significant global implications. Specifically, we divide the Handbook into sections on casinos, sports betting, horserace betting, betting strategy, motivation, behavior and decision-making in betting markets, prediction markets and political betting, and lotteries and gambling machines

Efficiency of Racetrack Betting Markets Book

Efficiency of Racetrack Betting Markets


  • Author : Donald B. Hausch
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages : 679
  • ISBN 10 : 9789812819192

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Efficiency of Racetrack Betting Markets Excerpt :

A reprint of one of the classic volumes on racetrack efficiency, this book is the only one in its field that deals with the racetrack betting market in-depth, containing all the important historical papers on racetrack efficiency. As evidenced by the collection of articles, the understanding of racetrack betting is clearly drawn from, and has correspondingly returned something to, all the fields of psychology, economics, finance, statistics, mathematics and management science.

Stochastic Programming Book

Stochastic Programming


  • Author : Horand Gassmann
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 549
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814407502

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Stochastic Programming Excerpt :

This book shows the breadth and depth of stochastic programming applications. All the papers presented here involve optimization over the scenarios that represent possible future outcomes of the uncertainty problems. The applications, which were presented at the 12th International Conference on Stochastic Programming held in Halifax, Nova Scotia in August 2010, span the rich field of uses of these models. The finance papers discuss such diverse problems as longevity risk management of individual investors, personal financial planning, intertemporal surplus management, asset management with benchmarks, dynamic portfolio management, fixed income immunization and racetrack betting. The production and logistics papers discuss natural gas infrastructure design, farming Atlantic salmon, prevention of nuclear smuggling and sawmill planning. The energy papers involve electricity production planning, hydroelectric reservoir operations and power generation planning for liquid natural gas plants. Finally, two telecommunication papers discuss mobile network design and frequency assignment problems.

Calendar Anomalies and Arbitrage Book
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Calendar Anomalies and Arbitrage


  • Author : W. T. Ziemba
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 607
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814405454

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Calendar Anomalies and Arbitrage Excerpt :

This book discusses calendar or seasonal anomalies in worldwide equity markets as well as arbitrage and risk' arbitrage. A complete update of US anomalies such as the January turn-of-the year, turn-of-the-month. January barometer, sell in May and go away, holidays, days of the week, options expiry and other effects is given concentrating in the futures markets where these anomalies can be easily applied. Other effects that lend themselves to modified buy and hold cash strategies include some of these as well as presidential election, factor models based on fundamental anomalies and other effects. The ideas have been used successfully by the author in personal and managed accounts and hedge funds. Book jacket.

The World Scientific Handbook of Futures Markets Book

The World Scientific Handbook of Futures Markets


  • Author : Anastasios G. E. T. Al MALLIARIS
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2015-08-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 844
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814566926

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The World Scientific Handbook of Futures Markets Excerpt :

"The World Scientific Handbook of Futures Markets serves as a definitive source for comprehensive and accessible information in futures markets. The emphasis is on the unique characteristics of futures markets that make them worthy of a special volume. In our judgment, futures markets are currently undergoing remarkable changes as trading is shifting from open outcry to electronic and as the traditional functions of hedging and speculation are extended to include futures as an alternative investment vehicle in traditional portfolios. The unique feature of this volume is the selection of five classic papers that lay the foundations of the futures markets and the invitation to the leading academics who do work in the area to write critical surveys in a dozen important topics."--$cProvided by publisher.

Exotic Betting At The Racetrack Book

Exotic Betting At The Racetrack


  • Author : William T Ziemba
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2018-12-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9789813278806

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Exotic Betting At The Racetrack Excerpt :

Exotic Betting at the Racetrack is unique as it covers the efficient-inefficient strategy to price and find profitable racetrack bets, along with handicapping that provides actual bets made by the author on essentially all of the major wagers offered at US racetracks. The book starts with efficiency, accuracy of the win odds, arbitrage, and optimal betting strategies. Examples and actual bets are shown for various wagers including win, place and show, exacta, quinella, double, trifecta, superfecta, Pick 3, 4 and 6 and rainbow pick 5 and 6. There are discussions of major races including the Breeders' Cup, Pegasus, Dubai World Cup and the US Triple Crown from 2012-2018. Dosage analysis is also described and used. An additional feature concerns great horses such as the great mares Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, Goldikova, Treve, Beholder and Song Bird. There is a discussion of horse ownership and a tour through arguably the world's top trainer Frederico Tesio and his stables and horses in Italy.Related Link(s)

The Economics of Sports Betting Book

The Economics of Sports Betting


  • Author : Plácido Rodríguez
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-12-02
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785364556

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The Economics of Sports Betting Excerpt :

This unique book delves into a number of intriguing issues and addresses several pertinent questions including, should gambling markets be privatized? Is the ‘hot hand’ hypothesis real or a myth? Are the ‘many’ smarter than the ‘few’ in estimating betting odds? How are prices set in fixed odds betting markets? The book also explores the informational efficiency of betting markets and the prevalence of corruption and illegal betting in sports.

Sports Analytics Book

Sports Analytics


  • Author : Leonard C Maclean
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2021-12-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 588
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811250224

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Sports Analytics Excerpt :

This book is a collection of applications of analytic techniques to a number of popular sports including baseball, basketball, hockey, Jai Alai, NFL football and horseracing. We focus on both the statistics of the sporting events and betting strategies on the events. The subject is fascinating as there are many twists and subtle complicated decisions.Sports analytics applies mathematical and statistical methods to important questions in the structure and performance of sporting activities using the same basic methods and approaches as data analysts in other disciplines.Sports games and events are a fruitful area for study and to evaluate betting strategies as there is extensive data and mean reversion. With prices changing continuously, risk arbitrage bets can be made. Moreover, little errors, like a penalty to a player or an error in a call by a referee, can change the score of a game and corresponding betting prices. The collection and analysis of in-game data can inform players, coaches and staff on effective decision making during sporting events.Novel features of the book include: an analysis of who were the greatest baseball batters; analyses of the players most important to team success (and they are not necessarily the best players) in basketball, NFL football and hockey; a tutorial on risk arbitrage and its applications to NFL football and NBA basketball; a discussion of many ad hoc decision rules by coaches and players and what was really optimal; in the racing section we discuss breeding, the analysis of various bets like the Rainbow and ordinary Pick 6, a discussion and betting on the most important races and a visit to the Breeders' Cup with Ed Thorp to demonstrate the place and show system in action.

Investing in the Modern Age Book

Investing in the Modern Age


  • Author : Rachel Ziemba
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 586
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814504751

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Investing in the Modern Age Excerpt :

This book discusses many key topics in investment and risk management, the global economic situation and the shift in global investment strategies. It was largely written during the period of 2007-12, one of the most tumultuous times in global financial markets which called into question not only tenets of economic forecasting and also asset allocation and return strategies. It contains studies of how investors lose money in derivative markets, examples of those who did not and how these disasters could have been prevented. The authors draw some conclusions on the impact of the structural shifts currently underway in the global economy as well as how cyclical trends will affect these industries, the globe and key sectors. The authors zoom in on key growth areas, including emerging markets, their interlinkages and financial trends. The book also covers risk arbitrage and mean reversion strategies in financial and sports betting markets, plus incentives, volatility aspects, risk taking and investments strategies used by hedge funds and university endowments. Topics such as stock market crash predictions, asset liability planning models, various players in financial markets and the evaluation of the greatest investors are also discussed. The book presents tools and case studies of real applications for analyzing a wide variety of investment returns and better assessing the risks which many investors have preferred to ignore in the search of returns. Many security market regularities or anomalies are discussed including political party and January effects as is the process of building scenarios and using Kelly and fractional Kelly strategies to optimize returns.

Dr Z s Nfl Guidebook Book

Dr Z s Nfl Guidebook


  • Author : Ziemba William T
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2018-09-07
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9789813276512

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Dr Z s Nfl Guidebook Excerpt :

This guidebook presents historical and new material to assist the reader to understand NFL game strategies and provides a winning betting strategy. The authors, William Ziemba and Leonard MacLean are professors, traders, financial analysts and sports enthusiasts. They covered ideas like the game's strategies, and shared their wealth of personal experience analyzing the regular season, the playoffs and the Super Bowls in the years 2010-2017. The results of their actual betting for the 2009-10 to the 2017-18 seasons are provided. The authors concluded the book with a forecast for the 2018-2019 season. They determine the players most valuable to win the games, discuss crucial decisions and provide prediction methodology. The authors concluded with a forecast of the top teams, players and odds to win the 53rd Super Bowl.

The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Gambling Book

The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Gambling


  • Author : Leighton Vaughan Williams
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199376698

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The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Gambling Excerpt :

There is growing interest among academics and policymakers in the economics of gambling, which has been stimulated by major regulatory and tax changes in the U.S., U.K. Continental Europe, Asia, Australia and elsewhere. Unfortunately, there is no comprehensive source of path-breaking research on this topic. To fill this gap, we commissioned chapters from leading economists on all aspects of gambling research. Topics covered include the optimal taxation structure for various forms of gambling, factors influencing the demand and supply of gambling services, forecasting of gambling trends, regulation of gambling, the efficiency of racetrack and sports betting markets, gambling prevalence and behavior, modeling the demand for gambling services, the economic impact of gambling, substitution and complementarities among different types of gambling activity, and the relationship between gambling and other sectors of the economy. These are all important issues, with significant global implications. Specifically, we divide the Handbook into sections on casinos, sports betting, horserace betting, betting strategy, motivation, behavior and decision-making in betting markets, prediction markets and political betting, and lotteries and gambling machines

Prediction Markets Book

Prediction Markets


  • Author : Leighton Vaughan Williams
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2011-05-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136715693

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Prediction Markets Excerpt :

How does one effectively aggregate disparate pieces of information that are spread among many different individuals? In other words, how does one best access the ‘wisdom of the crowd’? Prediction markets, which are essentially speculative markets created for the purpose of aggregating information and making predictions, offer the answer to this question. The effective use of these markets has the potential not only to help forecast future events on a national and international level, but also to assist companies, for example, in providing improved estimates of the potential market size for a new product idea or the launch date of new products and services. The markets have already been used to forecast uncertain outcomes ranging from influenza to the spread of infectious diseases, to the demand for hospital services, to the box office success of movies, climate change, vote shares and election outcomes, to the probability of meeting project deadlines. The insights gained also have many potentially valuable applications for public policy more generally. These markets offer substantial promise as a tool of information aggregation as well as forecasting, whether alone or as a supplement to other mechanisms like opinion surveys, group deliberations, panels of experts and focus groups. Moreover, they can be applied at a macroeconomic and microeconomic level to yield information that is valuable for government and commercial policy-makers and which can be used for a number of social purposes. This volume of original readings, contributed by many of the leading experts in the field, marks a significant addition to the base of knowledge about this fascinating subject area. The book should be of interest to anyone looking at monetary economics, economic forecasting and microeconomics.