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January 2nd, 2020 at 8:25:52 PM permalink
So, who do you think will win the tournament and be the "best" Jeopardy! contestant, ever?

My money is on Ken Jennings. Ken and Brad know about Holzhauer's strategy so they can adapt their play accordingly.

Rutter, because of the rules, was forced to leave after 5 wins. He never proved if he could mount a prolonged winning streak and won almost all of his money from tournament play.

Maybe some casino will put it up in their sports book, if they haven't already.
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January 2nd, 2020 at 8:31:06 PM permalink
1. There's another thread on this with several bets offered and placed.

2. I doubt any Vegas bookies will take bets on this. It was filmed a month ago, and the results are known by at least a couple hundred people.

3. If someone in Vegas wants to get involved in this for a good cause, James is having a watch party at a charity event the night of Jan 7th across from the Rio (generic name, like The Place or something). Tickets are $100, but he's appearing for free. Local charity benefiting is a program for high school kids at risk.
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January 2nd, 2020 at 11:54:28 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

1. There's another thread on this with several bets offered and placed.

2. I doubt any Vegas bookies will take bets on this. It was filmed a month ago, and the results are known by at least a couple hundred people.

3. If someone in Vegas wants to get involved in this for a good cause, James is having a watch party at a charity event the night of Jan 7th across from the Rio (generic name, like The Place or something). Tickets are $100, but he's appearing for free. Local charity benefiting is a program for high school kids at risk.



I think that puts the odds on him winning even more. I dont think he makes this effort for people to watch him lose.
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January 3rd, 2020 at 6:59:58 AM permalink
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I think that puts the odds on him winning even more. I dont think he makes this effort for people to watch him lose.



He booked the event before they taped the games. And it won't be resolved that night no matter who won. It's going to go at least 3 evenings in a row.
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January 3rd, 2020 at 11:46:59 AM permalink
I'm hoping the recency of James experience will make him the freshest on the buzzer. It is also very difficult to continuously pick up current events, so I am hoping the others have slacked off since their appearances on the show.
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January 6th, 2020 at 9:15:33 PM permalink
Article on the betting being pulled due to possible leak of the results.

Show starts tomorrow night on ABC, 8 pm.

https://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/28429258/did-jeopardy-goat-champ-get-leaked-offshore-books-say-yes
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January 6th, 2020 at 9:30:20 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Article on the betting being pulled due to possible leak of the results.

Show starts tomorrow night on ABC, 8 pm.

https://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/28429258/did-jeopardy-goat-champ-get-leaked-offshore-books-say-yes


I don't know how there can be betting on it when the entire studio audience already knows who won. Producers know, cameramen know, studio people, judges, lighting people, etc, etc.
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January 6th, 2020 at 9:37:12 PM permalink
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I don't know how there can be betting on it when the entire studio audience already knows who won. Producers know, cameramen know, studio people, judges, lighting people, etc, etc.



The article gets into that some, which books were taking bets, why some cut off. Others are still going.
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January 6th, 2020 at 10:18:21 PM permalink
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The article gets into that some, which books were taking bets, why some cut off. Others are still going.

The bets on Contestant X could be winners or losers, sharp (pro) or square (public); we don't know either way. All we know for sure is that in mid-December, savvy bettors, armed with what they believed was the inside scoop, unleashed enough bets on Contestant X that multiple sportsbooks decided to take the odds off the board.

Meanwhile there was probably only a few thousand dollars in action put down on that bet.

Looks like some idiot kept hammering it from his account.
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January 6th, 2020 at 11:39:52 PM permalink
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...Looks like some idiot kept hammering it from his account.



Hehe... Uh oh... The article is pretty clear that the action shifted away from Holtzhaur...

Itís a bummer because my local affiliate only scheduled the tournament for three nights out of a possible 7 max, so it looks like a sweep.
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