Jeremy M. Losak

Differentiating and defining games of skill versus chance have major legal implications when classifying gambling, especially in relation to daily fantasy sports in the United States. This paper provides a theoretical discussion and introduces an empirical approach to analyzing game player pricing mechanisms. If game pricing mechanisms are fully efficient—player prices fully reflect the expected contributions from players—then that game is one of chance since there is no opportunity for skill to play a role in outcomes. This paper examines player prices from DraftKings’ daily fantasy...Read more

Thabo J. Gopane and Reggy M. Mmotla

This paper investigates the domestic stock market reaction to the announcement of South Africa winning the bid to host the 1995 Rugby World Cup, 2003 Cricket World Cup, and 2010 FIFA World Cup as well as Morocco concurrently losing the hosting competition for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. We used Event Study and EGARCH models. For Event Study, we evaluated normal market performance using 250 daily stock returns, while abnormal returns were tested within a 41-day (-20, +20) event window. The test was replicated using 2,227 daily compounded stock returns for the EGARCH model. Based on both the...Read more