Place Your New York Times Succession Bets!
There is no greater spectator sport in New York media than speculating about who will be the next executive editor of The New York Times. As an Off the Record subscriber, you’ve been given OTR$ 1,000 to wager as you see fit. You can place your bets any time before The Times announces the next executive editor, all bets will be placed confidentially, and use of insider knowledge is highly encouraged. Whoever finishes with the most OTR$ wins. And, yes, there will be prizes.
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Latest Off the Record New York Times Succession Odds
When do you predict The Times will announce its new executive editor? (Tiebreaker question)
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Don't worry. If you want to bet on more than five candidates, submit the form as many times as you like!
(If you go over your allotted OTR$ Bucks, we'll send an email asking you to reformulate your latest bets.)
A few things to remember:
-The way our odds work is that if someone’s odds are negative, that means that is how many OTR$ Bucks you have to bet in order to win OTR$ 100. So for the front runner Joe Kahn, standing at -125 in our lineup: To win OTR$ 100 off a bet on Kahn, you’d have to put up OTR$ 125. For all the contenders with plus-odds, that number is how much you win if you bet OTR$ 100 and the candidate is named executive editor. An OTR$ 100 bet on deep long shot Ben Smith would net you a cool OTR$ 25,000.
-Remember that bets on long shots for the executive editorship pay out much bigger than bets on favorites. So, while it might seem safest to bet your OTR$ on the names at the top of the list, putting some into longer shots might be a better betting strategy. (And to save you the math: an OTR$ 1,000 bet on Kahn would win OTR$ 800 if he gets the job.)
-We won’t be publishing anything about individual bets — though you’re of course free to discuss your own bets with whoever you like. But for Off the Record, your bets are confidential!
-We welcome the use of (sensible) pseudonyms for our leaderboard.
-Bets will be placed at the odds offered at the time they are submitted and cannot be canceled.
-In case two bettors finish with the same winnings, we’re asking that when you make your first bet(s), you predict the date The Times will announce its new executive editor. In the event of a tie, the closest guess wins.
-You might not want to place all of your bets right away, as odds will be changing, based both on how bets are placed as well as at our discretion if external events merit it. We’ll keep track of how much you’ve bet so far, so feel free to hold back some of your OTR$ Bucks to see how other players are viewing the race.
-We won’t take any bets on candidates not listed on our odds chart, but we will gladly consider any new names if you make a good case for why they deserve a shot. Drop us an email!
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