Introduction: A Variety of Betting Lines

  • William S. Mallios
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Abstract

From 1976 to 1996, legalized betting in the U.S. increased from $17.3 billion to $586.5 billion. Apart from legal betting, O’Brien1 estimates that illegal sports betting could amount to $88 billion annually with $4 billion to $5 billion wagered on the Super Bowl alone.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • William S. Mallios
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  1. 1.Craig School of BusinessCalifornia State UniversityFresnoUSA

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