Handicapping Homes and Hurricanes

(TheStar.com), (TBO.com)

Las Vegas is the world capital of predicting things. We have odds here on nearly everything: video poker, blackjack, roulette, sporting events, even Dancing With the Stars. These two stories—the Toronto Star’s look at home auctions in Las Vegas, and Tampa Bay Online’s prognosis on hurricane season—both involve betting on futures, albeit in vastly different forums. See why Jon Spinogatti’s quest to pick winners in house-hunting isn’t that much different from Wynn oddsmaker Johnny Avello trying to predict the weather.