Issues Magazine

Articles about gambling

Against All Odds

By Guy Nolch

How do casinos and bookmakers rig the odds in their favour?

Not long after I first learned to read I became puzzled by a page near the back of the daily newspaper. None of the words made sense and there was no story attached to this complicated list. When I asked my mother what it was she explained that it was the racing form guide. Horses race against each other? From that moment I was hooked, and the form guide joined Enid Blyton as my favourite reading material.