Says the all-excited Mike Linksvayer –-(I’-ve never seen him that excited, apart from the perspective of a George W. Bush impeachment):
Great idea! A PM should do this, right now, taking care to create real money incentives and not encourage risky bets. I’ve thought of the possibility of a no-downside-risk PM that only shared advertising revenue with players proportionately to their performance, but the money involved would be too little to be meaningful, or so I guessed. However, if BetZip is right[,] the money could be made “real” by permitting arbitrarily large subscription fees.
On the Betcha.com front, just a follow-up note. Its founders (Nick Jenkins) has 4 or 5 counter-arguments to Tom Bell’-s take, but won’-t share them publicly (i.e., with his competitors). “-He’-ll share them with the judge”-, replied the ironic Deep Throat. We wish Nick Jenkins the very best.