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whodoyoulike
05-06-2017, 03:21 PM
In 2001, Churchill Downs made a change to the way it accepts some Kentucky Derby bets. For the first time, gamblers were able to wager on all 20 horses individually, including those that offer the highest potential payout. In the ensuing years, there have been huge swings in the odds on both sides of the betting spectrum, from the heaviest of favorites to the most improbable of long shots. ...[


https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-kentucky-derby-long-shot-bets/

Remember field bets or was it just my imagination?

... The current trend in gambling flows is clear: Long shots are out, favorites are in. ...

thaskalos
05-06-2017, 05:01 PM
This is the typical bullshit article...where the authors are acting "smart", without really saying anything. Why didn't they suggest a couple of "longshots"...which figure to benefit from this apparent "trendy" bias towards the favorites?