Comment on "Investigating Allegations of Pointshaving in NCAA Basketball Using Actual Sportsbook Betting Percentages"
AbstractA recent article by Paul and Weinbach (2011) has two objectives. The first is to reject the conventional wisdom that sports books operate by balancing the action on the games. The second objective of Paul and Weinbach is to investigate point shaving. This second section of the paper falls short in recognizing the incentive to decrease detection, incomplete treatment of previous literature, logistics and methodology.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, Temple University in its series DETU Working Papers with number 1101.
Date of creation: Mar 2011
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Gambling; Sports; Betting; Efficient Markets;
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