Soccer World Cup tipping competitions ‘worse than Lotto’: statistician

It’s a match-picker’s delight – or is it a nightmare?

Two Soccer World Cup promotions involving $6 million were announced today: a $5 million competition by betting agency TAB and a $A1 million prize put up by, the online budget electronics retailer which launched in New Zealand in March.

However, both involve crystal ball gazing of such magnitude that University of Auckland statistics expert associate professor David Scott doesn’t think either will have to pay out.

“That’s much, much worse than Lotto,” he told NBR ONLINE.


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