|The U.S Pentagon's and DARPA project to start an online betting exchange predicting world calamities and terrorist events may have plunged into controversy and not taken off, but others want to make the most of it.|
A new website Terrorpools.com has been launched, which some might say has more shock-value than pure game-play value. In its Terror Pools Game ™ registered players can bet on future terrorist events and win prizes and rewards if their bet proves right.
The only catch, the website claims is that you shouldn't be a member of the 'Coalition of the Willing', a terrorist on the run, or someone looking for Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD). With a monthly subscription of $3.75, the site is operated by the MPC Trust. While the creators of this game say it’s 'purely satirical in nature', it’s bound to raise a few eye brows and disturb a few. Players can win from $10 to as much as $1,000 per month by correctly predicting events and the first time members log on they are given 1,000 WMDs more like bonus points to get started.
Following Pentagon's proposed website trend, current bets include predictability deaths and war and mostly bad news, like Osama Bin Laden and or Saddam Hussein's deaths, Tony Blair's resignation and disturbingly even a bet on whether the new World Trade Center will be attacked during its completion.