Originally Posted by Henry Chinaski
amusing that the australian open has a sponsorship deal with betfair
On the first day at the open, at least one trader
was kicked out, yet less than 100m away there was a betfair tent recruiting as many new customers as possible. Go figure.
By trader, I am referring to people who sit at tennis matches and relay scores to somebody at a computer who is placing live bets, this is generally done over a phone or pda. These people are able to relay scores quicker than live scoreboards and television feeds, thus providing an advantage for their bettors. There are at least 20-30 such people who travel to every tournament and do this.