I had not planned on writing this article. No, I didn’t even know that you could wager on the mortality of both public figures and celebrities — at least, not with a sportsbook! It ends up you definitely can, and thanks to the twisted souls behind setting the chances for MyBookie.ag, it is more enjoyable and less depressing than you might think.
For years I had heard people talking their death pools on tv shows and about the workplace. Normally, they were brought up as a way to publicly predict that a celebrity would be dying soon (within the calendar year, in most instances ), with little follow-through past the announcement.
More recently, Iheard of a death pool being organized and run by comedian Doug Stanhope — using a organized website and everything! But even those choices pale in comparison to what is going on at MyBookie.ag — and I’m assuming other gambling sites too — in the present time.
Yes, “Death Matchups” Actually Exist!
To start with, the oddsmakers at MyBookie.ag are hilariously sick, which I’ll make abundantly apparent in later segments. Not only are they setting odds on if an wide selection of celebrities and public figures will die, but they also pair them up into”passing matchups,” at which the follow-through picks which of two or more choices will croak first.
It’s the way the bookies opt to create these pairs which shines a light in their improper brilliance. For instance, setting up a head-to-head between Demi Lovato and Artie Lange is insensitive. These two have nothing in common outside of hospitalizations that are current and heroin addictions.
To reword the wager, it’s basically”which of both of these troubled actors will die of an overdose first?” Pretty dark, huh?
Obviously, they never come out and say,”That is our heroin showdown,” that would probably be frowned upon. They just place the lines and leave the remainder for you to find out. And while, the entire thing is pretty mean in today world should not we put our money where our collective mouth is?
It’s not like we are alln’t hypothesizing this sort of thing together with our friends and coworkers all the time. This raises the stakes a bit. Makes your “I told you so” a smidgen more rewarding.