18 Things Gamblers Think Will Happen In The Future

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With the rise of online betting, you can find the odds on pretty much everything.Therefore the odds, which are determined by bookies based on market demand or generated by bettors themselves, provide incredible insight into what is likely to happen in the future.

If you disagree, then bet on it.

We’ve looked at everything from Las Vegas odds to the Irish prediction market Intrade to see how the next few years will unfold.

Tiger Woods will win the 2012 PGA Championship

Odds: 13:2

Luke Donald and Lee Westwood are tied in second with 15:1.

Data from 2:15 PM on July 31st, 2012.

Helio Castroneves will win Dancing With The Stars

Odds: 9:2

Apolo Anton Ohno is viewed as second most likely (5:1), with Emmit Smith and Shawn Johnson tied in third (6:1).

Data from 2:20 PM on July 31st, 2012.

Rob Portman will be the Republican Vice Presidential nominee

Probability: Leads with 29.6%

Portman's chances have gone up from 24% on July 1st. Tim Pawlenty is seen as the second most likely (25.7%), with Marco Rubio in third (9%).

Data from 7 AM on July 31st, 2012.

The New York Yankees will win the 2012 World Series

Odds: +400 (4:1)

The Yankees are currently first in the AL East and have the third best record in Major League Baseball. The Texas Rangers are viewed as second most likely to win (+500) and the LA Angels are viewed as third (+600).

Data from 2:20 PM on July 31st, 2012.

Barack Obama will be re-elected President of the United States

Probability: 57.2%

President Obama has recently been on the upswing in the last few weeks, moving up from 54% on June 1st.

Data from 7 AM on July 31st, 2012.

Twilight: Breaking Dawn II will gross over $140 million in its opening weekend

Probability: 70%

Breaking Dawn Part 1 grossed just under this mark on its opening weekend at $138 million in 2011.

Data from 7 AM on July 31st, 2012.

Jimmie Johnson will win the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship

Odds: 5:2

Johnson has won the Sprint Cup five times in the past, but finished in sixth in 2011 and is currently in fourth place. Denny Hamlin is viewed as second most likely to win with 7:1 and Tony Stewart third with 8:1.

Data from 2:15 PM on July 31st, 2012.

Michael will be the last named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season in 2012

Probability: 13.9%

Other hurricanes have been jostling for this position with Oscar viewed as second most likely (11.1%) and Nadine as third (10.1%). Hurricane season ends on November 30th.

Data from 7 AM on July 31st, 2012.

No member countries will drop the euro in 2012

Probability: 66.6%

It has been viewed as increasingly likely that no member will drop the euro, moving upwards from 56% on May 14th. However, the market is predicting (at 55.1%) that at least one country will drop the euro by the end of 2013.

Note: Based on market for 'Any country currently using the Euro to announce intention to drop it before midnight ET 31 Dec 2012'

Data from 7 AM on July 31st, 2012.

Bashar al-Assad will no longer be President of Syria by the end of 2012

Probability: 63.9%

Bettors have viewed the end of Assad's reign as increasingly likely with a huge upwards trend from 30% on May 27th.

Data from 7 AM on July 31st, 2012.

The US debt limit will be raised before the end of 2012

Probability: 57.8%

The raising of the debt limit has appeared more likely in recent weeks, moving upwards from 50% on July 1st.

Data from 7 AM on July 31st, 2012.

The Higgs Boson Particle will be observed by the end of the year

Probability: 80%

The observation of the Higgs Boson particle has been trending upwards from 60% on July 1st.

Data from 7 AM on July 31st, 2012.

USC will win the 2013 BCS National Championship

Odds: 7:2

Alabama is viewed as the second most likely to win at 5:1 and LSU is seen as the third most likely at 6:1.

Data from 2:20 PM on July 31st, 2012.

The New England Patriots will win the Super Bowl in 2013

Odds: 9:2

The New England Patriots were upset in the 2012 Super Bowl to the New York Giants. The Green Bay Packers (6:1) are the second most likely to win and the San Francisco 49ers are the third (8:1).

Data from 2:10 PM on July 31st, 2012.

Indiana will win the 2013 Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament

Odds: 7:1

Louisville is viewed as second most likely with 8:1 and defending champion Kentucky is seen as third with 10:1.

Data from 2:20 PM on July 31st, 2012.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will win the 2013 Stanley Cup

Odds: 8:1

The Vancouver Canucks and the New York Rangers are tied for second most likely to win at 10:1.

Data from 2:10 PM on July 31st, 2012.

The Miami Heat will win the 2013 NBA Championship

Odds: 2:1

The Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder to win the 2012 NBA Championship. The Thunder are seen as the second most likely team to win in 2013 (7:2) and the Lakers are viewed as the third (6:1).

Data from 2:10 PM on July 31st, 2012.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be the next justice of the Supreme Court to retire

Probability: 97.5%

At 79 years old, Ginsburg is the oldest justice on the Supreme Court, but has expressed a desire to remain on until she is 82.

Data from 7 AM on July 31st, 2012.

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