In Taichung, Taiwan, it is reported that there are gaming houses(under the guise of non-profit organizations) offering gamblers to bet on when terminally ill cancer patients are going to die.
As reported in Taipei-based Next magazine, these players include family members and doctors of dying cancer patients. For those who want to play this bizarre bet, they have to pay a fee of $50.
Interestingly, punters are allowed to visit cancer patients before placing their bets. The minimum bet is $Tw2000.
The rules of this weird ‘game of death’ in Taiwan are if the patient dies within a month, the bookies win. And if the patient dies between one and six months after the bets are placed, the players would be paid three times their bet.[via]