March madness’ massive appetite for legal betting
07 April 2019 | 11:02 am
Bloomberg Businessweek’s Joel Weber discusses legal betting for March Madness, its success and the mechanics behind sports data for bets.
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In the remote Indian state of Manipur, polo dates back centuries - it was there that it came to the attention of British colonialists who formalised the sport as polo, and spread it around the world. Now a group of women players are challenging the rural region's traditions in the so-called 'sport of kings'.
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11 Oct 2020
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15 Nov 2020
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