Independent launches Edinburgh-based predictor game

THE website of The Independent newspaper is inviting readers to guess the results in rugby union’s upcoming Six Nations championship using news predictor software developed by an Edinburgh company.

Hubdub has developed an online betting game, using virtual money, that can be played to suit any question, whether in sport or the wider news.

Currently, some 83 per cent of players have predicted England will win the Calcutta Cup, against Scotland.