I’m thinking of flying to Las Vegas and betting the house on John Kerry. Where I sit, it’s going to be a Democratic landlide — an assertion which, if you insist on having an argument, ought to be taken to great debates (as always, I am looking to avoid confronatation). I am a greenhorn in these matters, so before I purchase my e-ticket, I need to find out a thing or two or three:
Can you lock your bet based on the current odds? If not, when is betting shut down?
Can I bet on a generic Democratic candidate if Kerry should kick the bucket? Or is it like a horse race where bets are returned on a late scratch?
Are there any reliable (legal) locations where I can go place a bet closer to the Northeastern seaboard such as Foxwoods?
Finally, if you know that much about gambling, what on earth are you doing here?