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WaterCooler, Tuesday! 10/18/2016 – Open Thread – Why Prediction markets are replacing polls and other fun facts

Why polling is a fading indicator of the people's vote, and prediction markets are the future of election speculation. “All voting is a sort of gaming,… and betting naturally accompanies it” - Henry David Thoreau Sticking with a Vegas theme set by the next debate venue, let's talk gambling. Americans have been betting on presidential elections since George Washington bested John Adams in 1789.
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