Gambling Sites Are Taking Bets on How Many People Get COVID-19

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Would you put down money to guess how many people get coronavirus?

Illegal gambling sites are taking bets on how many people contract COVID-19 each day, reported the New York Post.

The sites are including various options to bet on figures, including whether each day’s increase in numbers is more than the previous day. Singapore’s The New Paper reported that at least five states are offering this.

Dr. Munidasa Winslow, a psychiatrist, said even if it means gambling on people’s lives, people will make a bet if someone is willing to accept.

“Betting on the number of daily COVID-19 cases is dark, but in the mind of a gambler, it’s just another avenue for what they claim is a game of skill,” Dr. Munidasa said.