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date: 24 February 2020

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This chapter conceptualizes fixed-odds horse betting markets as implicit call option markets. The decision-making process of a bookmaker is a model that sets prices under uncertainty, showing that when a bookmaker follows this pricing process built on implicit options the returns will exhibit a favorite-longshot bias. By performing Monte Carlo simulations, option values are generated and a measurement made of the degree of insider trading.

Keywords: pricing, insider trading, insiders, betting, betting markets, options

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