UK can bet on its students, literally

September 26, 2013

British online gambling company Ladbrokes is now offering bets on the success and academic standing of students. Friends and family can place bets on any student enrolled at one of 20 UK universities, and bets can be made on any possible outcome, including degree with distinction, merit, or even a fail. A Ladbrokes spokesperson stated, “We always get requests for degree bets at this time of year so we thought we'd launch a dedicated service with a unique microsite for the first time to cater to the demand.” Ladbrokes has determined the odds of certain outcomes, based on the student’s university entrance exam results, the program studied, and the chosen university. Independent