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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2017 9:29 p.m. PST

My daily news feed is Google News. If you can wade through the Kardashian blocks of "stories", the Entertainment section is pretty complete.
If the news is heavy today, you might find a big block on Game of Thrones.
Heavy news this week. Besides having abandoned the snails pace Walking Dead pacing, there's some good background.

Unfortunately, some Evil Doers have been hacking HBO and putting episodes on line for those who can't wait until Sunday.
Let me correct that. Hackers released only Episode 4. Someone in India (4 arrested) snuck 5 on line, and HBO itself accidentally put on 6 four days early in Spain.

This has the bookies in a tizzy, according to one block of stories in Google Entertainment.
They are making Book on a scripted series?isnt that like betting on WWE Wrestlemania, where all the matches outcomes are based on who Vince MacMahon thinks will make money?
Betting on a tv show???

Dynaman878918 Aug 2017 5:46 a.m. PST

They will make book on ANYTHING.

McWong7319 Aug 2017 2:59 a.m. PST

Yep, working for a big corporate bookmaker at the moment. Not being a gambler a lot of the appeal escapes me, but there are markets for a lot of TV shows, the Oscars, Star Wars movies, politics…

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2017 6:54 a.m. PST

I can see the Oscar. That's an actual contest that nobody is supposed to know the winners.

But how a script on a tv show is supposed to go? That's bizarre.

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