Every year, millions of college basketball fans and non-fans alike enter the numerous and ubiquitous March Madness bracket contests. And every year the media waits, breathlessly, for a perfect bracket. The odds of a perfect bracket are 1 in 9.2 quintillion. A quintillion is one billion billions. That’s a helluva lot of zeroes, with 9.2 in front of all those zeroes. Read more
Okay folks, bear with me here. I am not trying to start a feud with another sharp handicapper, or anyone for that matter. I am simply telling you to be careful with your hard-earned wagering bankroll. Read more
Here’s a story I was initially going to ignore, but it keeps making the rounds and presents itself as an excellent lesson in gambling math. Here are two links to essentially the same story, but being reported as newsworthy from different corners of the online media: Read more
This came across my computer screen today – the scam that is Buy One Get One Free – you know, BOGO! Here is the article I’m referring to – https://thehustle.co/are-buy-one-get-one-free-deals-worth-it/. Most people fall for this kind of thing because they are suckers. They don’t know the true price of an item, but think this deal has just got to be bought, because they’re getting something they think is “free.” I have often said if I put up a sign that says Free Punch In The Mouth I will have a long line of people demanding one! Read more
When I saw Patrick Keane, CEO of the Action Network, on CNBC this morning, I knew something was up. Mr. Keane was announcing a new round of funding for his fledgling yet burgeoning sports information company Action Network. Turns out, Fertitta Capital, among a few others, pumped in $17.5 million dollars and got a seat on the board of directors. As well as other benefits, I’m sure. CNBC commentator Carl Quintanilla even called it a “Brave New World.” Which is synchronistic, as I have been reading Brave New World… Read more
Success in sports betting often comes from unlikely places and even more unlikely events. Perhaps you have discovered an angle that has been working, or a trend that continues to hit. The KenPom Betting System is an excellent example. Something that is getting a lot of talk, right now, is the likelihood of the first period NHL totals going Over. Read more
We have a saying here at the Educational Sports Betting Network and it goes like this – Bet With The Book. Super Bowl LIII is an excellent example of this betting philosophy. Read more
Former Maryland congressman and former Maryland basketball star Tom McMillen did his best Chicken Little impression recently, imploring the Maryland elected establishment to beware of college sports gambling scandals. The sky, he assured all of them, is falling!
Really, Dude? Read more
Here We Go Again
Last week, I wrote about data collection and how it will be used. In most cases, the collected data will be used against you, the unsuspecting sports bettor (be sure to follow the links in the story to understand exactly what is happening). Read more
Who Died and Made Me Boss?
Okay, folks, I know many of you are new at this. And, apparently, so are many of the writers and pundits in the fetid swamp of sports wagering. Once and for all… Read more