Siri is officially a degenerate.
Apple released the iPhone 5 today, and its new i OS6 software enables users to ask Siri—the iPhone’s personal assistant—sports betting related questions.
Admittedly, she can’t handle very complex queries. For instance, we asked her how NFL home underdogs coming off a bye week have fared against the spread since realignment in 2002, and she seemed confused. She was also unable to answer questions related to Kelly Criterion and break-even percentages.
Still, if you ask her for a game’s point spread, she’ll be able to tell you.
Which is kind of awesome.
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Q&A with Siri
BTB: Which tout do you suggest purchasing plays from?
Siri: ”I’m sorry. I don’t know anything about used car salesmen.”
BTB: Where do you get your sports betting information?
Siri: “I go to Covers. They taught me how to bet on 3-ball wagering. The push factor!”
BTB: What is the best sports book in your opinion?
Siri: “I really enjoyed Jeff Pearlman’s book about Walter Payton. Would you like me to find it for you?”
BTB: No, sports book. As in, a place to bet on sports?
Siri: “Oh, I’m sorry. The Las Vegas Hilton.”
BTB: Did you know it’s now called the LVH?
Siri: “What would you like to know about Left Ventricular Hypertrophy?”