New Site Allows Texas Students to Bet on Grades

Confident that you could cruise through every class at the University of Texas? Want to bet on it?  Seriously, you can.

Ultrinsic.com, a website that allows students to put money down on the likelihood of achieving their academic aspirations, has expanded to three Texas universities: the University of Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech.

The basic principle is easy enough to grasp: the higher the grade, the longer the odds, the bigger the reward. Students can set goals for individual courses, the entire semester’s worth of work or even their whole college careers. The students choose the ...

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