Responsible Gambling Issue in North America

North America has a responsible gambling problem.   Increased sports-betting is going to make it much worse.  I just came back from the ICRG Conference on Addiction and Responsible Gambling held in Las Vegas and I blame academics, regulators, and corporations for the problems. The primary issue is talk of “responsible, sustainable gambling” is nice, but achieving it, like achieving environmental … Read More

Baseball, Blue Jays, and Betting – OH MY!

“Hope springs eternal” (Alexander Pope) Remember this moment! Spring is here after two LONG covid winters. The baseball season starts soon AND the Blue Jays are one of the favourites to win it all. For the first time, lots of casual sports-bettors can place legal wagers with licensed sportsbooks here in Ontario. So…. what are the Blue Jays chances of … Read More

Size Matters – guide to success in March Madness brackets

Women have been lying to men for generations – size matters! And it DEFINITELY matters when filling out your March Madness bracket. The larger the size of the pool, the more dogs or “wild picks” you need to make to have a good chance of success. In the later rounds, adjust your picks based on the size of the pool. … Read More

Under 49 Raiders-Cinci Best NFL Value Bet

The best value bet in the NFL playoffs is in game one; take under 49 points in Raiders Bengals. I love betting unders as casual bettors hammer the overs and cheer for points. This is especially true in playoff games as millions of fans lay money on the over to watch touchdowns being scored. Sports-books adjust, inflating the total so … Read More

Bet On Anyone But Joki To Win In Oz

One of the tennis majors, the Australian Open, is starting next week. Betting on almost anyone to win it is value. What? How can that be? You better get on this bet quickly! The best tennis player in the world, by far is Novak Djokovic; he is a huge favourite to win the Australian Open men’s tennis tournament. However, Djokovic … Read More

Bet the Titans at 18-1 to win the Super Bowl

Things are breaking just right for the Titans, yet they are under the radar and a great value bet at 18-1 to win the Super Bowl. Tennessee is currently the #2 seed in the AFC, but can claim the #1 seed if they win their last 2 relatively easy games home to the Dolphins and at the Texans. Provided KC … Read More

NFL Value Bet: Ravens +3.5 vs Bengals

Kudos to John Harbaugh the Ravens coach.   Twice in the last three weeks he played for the win, unfortunately it didn’t pay off and twice Baltimore lost by a point after failed two point conversions at the end of the game.  Because of those losses and being on the road the Ravens are plus 3.5 this week versus the … Read More

Bet the Titans +3.5 vs 49ers – TNF

Successful sports bettors wager on points and value, not teams. Like stocks, you buy low and sell high. The easiest first step if see what happened in the most recent game and bet against it. Why? Because casual bettors tend to overvalue what they just witnessed. The 49ers just crushed the Falcons 31-13 while the Titans just lost to a … Read More

Bet the Saints +11.5 vs Bucs

In a David v Goliath Sunday night NFL matchup we got the 6-7 Saints vs the 10-3 Bucs. In a pass happy NFL league, the Bucs are led by GOAT Brady, while the Saints counter with… Taysom Hill. Who? Taysom Hill? Clearly the Bucs and Brady are superior and deserve to be a big favourite. However, betting is all about … Read More

Bowling for Underdog Dollars

Bowl season starts this weekend. There are a ton of games and the value is on the big underdogs with the moneyline. What does that mean? Bet big underdogs to upset the favourites and get paid out 3-5x your money when it happens. Below are seven such bets the first weekend. Win any two of the seven and turn a … Read More