Betting and especially betting agencies are developing from fly-by-night operations to a major industry. The opinion of the general public is changing in line with this development, and research on betting markets is on the rise. Most of the research done in the area of sports betting focuses on testing the efficient market hypothesis.
The central feature of a spread betting market is the setting by a market-maker (the bookmaker) of a bid-offer spread for the commodity in question. For example, in a cricket game between England and Australia, the bookmaker might set spread for runs in England’s first innings of 240-250.
betting interest in a race. In an efficient betting market with perfect information, the expected return on any unit bet would equal one minus the track take. This implies that the probability of a horse winning a race would be equivalent to the percentage of money bet on that horse. Previous studies have shown that racetrack betting markets ...
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Cricket provides an ideal construct in which to examine in-play market behaviour, as it is a sport where outcomes can be calibrated as good news or bad news on a play-by-play basis. The results from an examination of over 8000 balls corresponding to over 8000 "news events" shows that the in-play betting market is one in which news is impounded ...
This model is then used to test market efficiency in the Betfair ‘in-play’ market for a large sample of ODI matches. We find strong evidence of overreaction in the first innings. A trading strategy of betting on the batting team after the fall of a wicket produces a significant profit of 20%.
What is an efficient market? An efficient market is one where the market price is an unbiased estimate of the true value of the investment. Implicit in this derivation are several key concepts - (a) Contrary to popular view, market efficiency does not require that the market price be equal to true value at every point in time.
Research into the efficiency of prices set by bookmakers in betting markets has provided a small but increasing contribution to the financial economics literature on market efficiency. Much of this literature focuses on racetrack betting, but betting on team sports match results has also attracted attention.
betting market by studying all games played in the English Premier League, the world’s most commercially successful soccer league, from the 2000/01 to the 2014/15 season. I tested the efficiency of the online betting market for the English Premier League by examining the odds on
Information, Prices and Efficiency in a Fixed-Odds Betting Market By PETER F. POPE and DAVID A. PEEL Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, and University College of Wales, Aberystwyth Final version received 6 June 1988. Accepted 19 December 1988. This paper examines the efficiency of the Association Football betting market in the UK.