Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/103586
Authors: 
Paul, Rodney
Weinbach, Andrew
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] International Journal of Financial Studies [ISSN:] 2227-7072 [Publisher:] MDPI [Place:] Basel [Volume:] 2 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 193-202
Abstract: 
The betting market for the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) is a thin financial market, which does not attract much interest from sports bettors. Given these characteristics, it is possible that profitable wagering strategies could exist for informed bettors of the WNBA. Using betting data on the WNBA from 2007 - 2012, we find that simple betting strategies do not earn statistically significant returns. WNBA bettors are like NBA bettors; however, in that they strongly prefer the best teams, particularly when they are on the road. Despite this clear bias, betting against the most popular public wagers is not found to earn statistically significant profits.
Subjects: 
efficient markets
gambling
behavioral biases
JEL: 
G14
G10
G02
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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