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Stock Market Casino

A casino legal anywhere!
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Bets are made and paid off based on stock and futures markets. Shiny noisy games are used. Examples of the attractions:

Stock racing: Mechanical horses are tied to second-by-second stock prices, where the stocks are selected by the users.

Stock Slots, where the chance for a payout is only based on the odds of a certain stock going up in value by a certain amount

Bond Blackjack: The value of your card is selected based on the least significant digit of the real value of a bond in ten minute's time. Payoffs are made after that time has expired.
Voice, Jun 23 2008

Online stock trading: real money, fake stocks Online_20stock_20tr...20stocks#1213889167
[xaviergisz, Jun 23 2008]

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       How confident are you that an establishment offering exotic over-the-counter derivatives to retail investors (which is what this is) without the oversight of, say, the SEC, would successfully circumvent laws against casinos?
pertinax, Jun 23 2008
  

       Can never happen, but I can't bring myself to dislike this idea. Have you been watching "Boiler Room" or "Wall Street" by any chance?
4whom, Jun 23 2008
  

       What did I say that sounded like, "no SEC oversight"? Or are you saying the SEC wouldn't allow this? Are there laws about these things?
Voice, Jun 23 2008
  

       I had this idea too, and would like to know why it couldn't work.
idris83, Dec 20 2011
  

       How is this different from the actual stock market?
pocmloc, Dec 20 2011
  

       Because you're acting like a stockbroker, but using your own money.
Alterother, Dec 20 2011
  

       Sounds like a front end for spread betting. As long as someone signs up to the t's and c's, should be ready enough.
saedi, Dec 22 2011
  
      
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