Betting on the Storms

Jun 3, 2006 by

US hurricane outlook draws betting surge – Yahoo! News Costa Rica-based puts the chances of more than 21 tropical storms this year at plus 130, meaning if you bet $100 you could win $130 if you’re right. The odds of there being less than 21 storms are minus 160, which means you have to bet $160 to win $100.

According to, the greatest likelihood is for three major hurricanes to strike the United States. The odds on that are at plus 165. By contrast, the odds on just one major hurricane striking the United States are plus 400 — a long shot.

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