Re: AltInst: Legislation insurance

From: Lee Daniel Crocker <>
Date: Mon May 04 1998 - 13:20:50 PDT

> This is _perfect_ for an insurer. Normally they're paid to assume
> risk. Here, if I understand your scenario, they're getting paid for
> both ends of the same risk, i.e. no risk at all.

This is the same deal a Casino sportsbook gets; I bet on the Giants,
you bet on the Dodgers, we pay off each other and the house gets 9%
(a $1.00 bet costs $1.10 to make). American sportsbooks have laws
against betting on certain things like elections, and probably would
be reluctant to insure you against legislation, but a British casino
would probably be delighted to take your bet.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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