In the city of Taichung, Taiwan a trend of betting on the survival of terminally ill cancer patients has emerged. The horrible gambling trend involves doctors, nurses and in some cases also the families of cancer patients.
Bets are placed on dates of when the ill patients are expected to die. Participants lose their money to the organizers if the patient die within a month. If the patient survives more than a month, the gambler will be paid according to the number of days past the first month.