2010 US Politics - U.S. Senate, Illinois

Discussion in 'The Bookies!' started by UMBS Go Blue, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. UMBS Go Blue

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    What will be the result of the 2010 U.S. Senate race in Illinois?

    This bet will remain open until November 1, although odds will be adjusted periodically to reflect campaign developments. You may make multiple bets, but, for example, if you make a bet on October 1 on a 2/1 outcome, and, on October 15, the odds for that outcome are changed to 15/1, then your original October 1 bet will still reflect the original October 1 odds: 2/1.

    As for a particular outcome, "winning by 2.00%," for example, means the following:

    Candidate A - 51.00%
    Candidate B - 49.00%
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    Margin of Victory - 2.00%

    So "winning by 2.00%" refers to the margin of victory.

    ETA: It might also be a fun exercise, in retrospect, to track how the odds will have changed over the course of the campaign. So, as of today (Sep 23) the starting odds are:

    Kirk (R) beats Giannoulias (D) by >= 5.00% - 4/1
    Kirk (R) beats Giannoulias (D) by 2.50% - 4.99% - 1/1
    Kirk (R) beats Giannoulias (D) by 0.00% - 2.49% - 1/1
    Giannoulias (D) beats Kirk (R) by 0.00% - 2.49% - 2/1
    Giannoulias (D) beats Kirk (R) by 2.50% - 4.99% - 6/1
    Giannoulias (D) beats Kirk (R) by >= 5.00% - 12/1
     
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    Revised

    Kirk (R) beats Giannoulias (D) by >= 5.00% - 4/1
    Kirk (R) beats Giannoulias (D) by 2.50% - 4.99% - 2/1
    Kirk (R) beats Giannoulias (D) by 0.00% - 2.49% - 1/1 F
    Giannoulias (D) beats Kirk (R) by 0.00% - 2.49% - 1/1 F
    Giannoulias (D) beats Kirk (R) by 2.50% - 4.99% - 2/1
    Giannoulias (D) beats Kirk (R) by >= 5.00% - 4/1
     
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    This item will now close Tuesday 10/26 at 11:59pm US Pacific Time, one week before the election.
     
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