It was not until he read an article in Forbes about this did Mr. Fischer break down and asked the bookmaker to stop organizing betting on sharks.
Mr. Fischer emphasized that, although he believed that MyBookie had made a mistake this time, he did not dare to claim that betting and conservation – which are seemingly unrelated to each other – would not be cooperated in the future.
“At first, I thought, we can’t do science and bet at the same time. But this is a new way of thinking. And if you are a thorough thinker, you will ask yourself: ‘How to execute this transparently, “said Mr. Fischer
This is not the first time did wildlife become the subject of gambling. In 2015, the famous British bookmaker William Hill used to team up with the UK ornithology fund to hold a betting deal with 17 cuckoo birds during the spring migration. As part of the event, the house offered £ 1,000 for raising fund and a William Hill spokesman said the purpose of the competition was to raise awareness about the cuckoo birds.
Another bookmaker also organized a bet based on the journey of a leather back turtle from Costa Rica to the Galapagos Islands in 2007, according to David Strauss, the leader of MyBookie.
Solution for conservation costs?
Since most sports are delayed, Mr. Strauss was inspired by events in 2007 and 2015 to hold new interesting betting deals for his customers.