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Comment on "Investigating Allegations of Pointshaving in NCAA Basketball Using Actual Sportsbook Betting Percentages"

George Diemer ()

No 1101, DETU Working Papers from Department of Economics, Temple University

Abstract: A 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.

Keywords: Gambling; Sports; Betting; Efficient Markets (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G14 K42 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-03
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