'Death gamblers' betting on whether cancer patients will live or die1/9/2013
According to Taiwan-based magazine Next, gamblers in the country's central city of Taichung are placing bets of more than $30 million on the life expectancy of terminally ill cancer patients. The bettors, who reportedly include the doctors and even families of the cancer sufferers, are allowed to visit patients before laying down their money. They're paid three times their bets if the patient they've targeted dies between one and six months of a prediction. The shops that accept the bets, which pose as non-profit organizations, are reportedly so common on one road, it's been nicknamed "death gambling street." [Source]
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