Sky Offers Betting Odds on iPad 3 Features

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    A British sports book is offering odds on whether certain features will be included in the iPad 3 which is expected to be announced next week.
    Sky Bet, a division of News Corp., is taking bets on a number of different features, but has kept maximum bets low "due to the risk of people with insider info", according to Jacob.

    - Will the iPad 3 have a Retina Display?
    Yes: 1/8 - Max bet: £1,600
    No: 9/2 - Max bet: £44.44

    - Will the iPad 3 launch with a Samsung-made AMOLED screen?
    Yes: 8/1 - Max bet: £25
    No: 1/25 - Max bet: £5,000

    - Will the iPad 3 actually be called the iPad 2S?
    Yes: 1/8 - Max bet: £1,600
    No: 9/2 - Max bet: £44.44

    - Will the US Market have an iPad 3 LTE version?
    Yes: 5/4 - Max bet: £160
    No: 4/7 - Max bet: £350

    - Will the iPad 3 hardware include an NFC chip?
    Yes: 4/1 - Max bet: £50
    No: 1/7 - Max bet: £1,400

    Will the iPad 3 have 128GB of storage?
    Yes: 6/1 - Max bet: £33.33
    No: 1/12 - Max bet: £2,400

    Will the iPad 3 include a Thunderbolt port?
    Yes: 5/1 - Max bet: £40
    No: 1/9 - Max bet: £1,800

    Will the iPad 3 include a SD card slot?
    Yes: 12/1 - Max bet: £20
    No: 1/50 - Max bet: £10,000

    Will the iPad 3 feature a carbon fiber backplate?
    Yes: 6/5 - Max bet: £166.64
    No: 8/13 - Max bet: £325

    Legality of online gambling varies by country, so check laws in your jurisdiction before making any bets.

    Article Link: Sky Offers Betting Odds on iPad 3 Features
     
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    What are the odds on Freddie Starr eating my iPad 3?
     
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    SD card slot and Thunderbolt port seem like a safe bet.

    Djeez guys, -14? I'm only joking.
     
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    Most of them are safe bets except for the Samsung one... I have no idea
     
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    I could destroy these bets! Does anyone know if it's legal to place bets if you live in the U.S.?
     
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    Oops,the page is giving a 404 now.

    I guess the avalanche of people backing Retina killed it.

    However, how are they defining "Retina"?
     
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    Says page not found for me now, it was working fine a few minutes ago. Anyone else getting the same? There are a few certain money makers with fairly good odds.
     
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    The "Specialty Bets" category has disappeared from the main page as well.
     
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    Same here. There's a few I could make some money on.

    Edit: it's back up
     
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    So if I bet no on the sd card slot....I get 50x what I bet back?
     
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    No, you get one fiftieth of your original stake. Bookies aren't that daft! :)

    So a £1 bet would return you a mighty £1.02 including your original stake.
     
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    Is there odds on if it will blend?
     
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    Other way around. You get 1/50th + your original bet.

    Bet 10,000; and you'll get 10,200 if you win. 0 if you lose.
     
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    Only 2% So if you betted 100 pounds you'd get back 102 pounds
     
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    Nevermind.... Answered above
     
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    Ah thanks for the clarification. Not really a betting man but I was ready to make some easy money. :)
     
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    Page is back. Odds changed on iPad 2S name:

    Yes: 1/5 vs 1/8
    No: 100/30 vs 9/2
     
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    It probably won't be Samsung, but it definitely won't be AMOLED.
     
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    Not bad odds really considiring
     
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    This. Retina media hype is gonna kill iPad 2S/3.

    It's going to have 2x resolution... but Retina? It is dropping to a mere 260ish pixel density. I'm not sure that still qualifies as Retina unless you play games with 'typical viewing distance'.
     
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    The odds and max bets are pretty pointless. Understandable, but still pointless. Maximum payout per bet is £200. Invest those £10000 on no SD card slot in AAPL instead and sell them when the iPad 3 is released and you will most likely make more money, much more actually I guess.
     
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    I am trying to register an account and when I go to select my country from the drop down menu, United States isn't listed....
     
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    For it not to be called the iPad 2S was 9/2?

    Damn, that would have been a great bet, not available now though.
     
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    Bahahaha they removed the "Will the iPad 3 actually be called the iPad 2S?" bet. People probably hammered that one. I know I would have...
     
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    Placed a couple of bets that I'm quite confident on:

    No carbon fibre backplate - We've seen it. It's not.
    No to it being called the iPad 2S instead. The rumours strongly suggest a significant update, I don't think this is going to merely be an "S" revision.

    Pretty confident :D
     

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