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09 Aug 17 12:15
Date Joined: 05 Oct 11
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Really isn't that surprising there isn't a thread given the lack of incentive to bet on it. They actually race for three medals but to look at the odds you think there was only one. Yes, they dangle a (very) small carrot before events start but once you have some form to actually look at that soon disappears. In a horse race you get three places as minimum for 16 runners, here it is one. If you clearly don't want people betting on the sport why bother offering anything at all? It is not even as if all the odds on shots have been winning.
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Report CLYDEBANK29 August 9, 2017 2:41 PM BST
Don't think any sport has suffered more in terms of product offering in the last 20 years.  ShameSad
Report CLYDEBANK29 August 9, 2017 2:48 PM BST
If I can take Ladbrokes as an example.  Just in the last 10 years the amount you can win in shops has gone from £2.5k (at least, because I placed a bet to win that amount in 2007) to £1000 to £500 to £250 to zero.  They've now stopped taking shop bets altogether.  Plus there were plenty of options (without the fave) to win a medal, head to heads and limited ew options.
Report CLYDEBANK29 August 9, 2017 3:01 PM BST
Athletics isn't derivative or algorithm based, it's effectively once or twice a year, plus it has a low luck dependency.
Report CLYDEBANK29 August 9, 2017 3:09 PM BST
Ladbrokes for the 2006 European athletics championships offered loads of markets.  It was very easy to win money off some hugely mispriced runners, without needing to have a massive knowledge.  A good knowledge and acting quickly was all that was needed.
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