The Fall of 1987 on an early autumn San Diego weekend. I woke up at 5:30 AM with cotton mouth after a Friday night bender, headed for the kitchen and began the re-hydration process with a pitcher of ice water and four aspirin. I channel surf through the cable wasteland and end up in the garbage can of infomercial heaven….the USA Network.
“What’s this?” I said to myself as I see a guy in a graduation cap and gown telling me to play the Cowboys over the Eagles and lay the points. ”This” was Beat The Pros! A football handicapping cable show featuring “professional” handicappers Ed “The Professor” (guy in cap and gown) Horowitz and Mike Warren. My interest is piqued as these guys claim they went 5-1 last week and hit their “SEC Play of the Month” (whatever that was) and for a $50 phone call, I can receive their “executive” selection. (Actually, Horowitz was the most entertaining of all the TV wasteland handicappers—ever. “The Professor” was actually a former cocaine addict who claims he taught a course in taxation at Pace University, part-time, for one year.) The Professor had the 1-900 Econ-O-Phone which gave out the wrong side of games that were played two days before; not good attention to detail. (Sorry, I’ve digressed).
I was fully engrossed. I had some money to burn. Tijuana’s Caliente Sportsbook had just opened and I was ready get some action down in Tee Jay!!!
Oh, but there’s so much more. Jim Feist had started his Proline handicapping show (also on USA) with Lee Pete and a host of other touts: Larry Ness, Chip Chirimbres, Dave Cokin, et.al (ad nauseum).
So, I dutifully called the Feist operation, paid ‘em fifty bucks for one pick and got this recording: “play the Browns -7”. That’s it. The Browns didn’t cover. To make matters worse, my phone started ringing off the hook with calls from Ness, Chrimbres, Cokin, Feist, Ron Meyer and even The Professor. My mailbox was flooded with gambling flyers. It was a complete mess.
I knew I could do better than these scam artists. So, I began to research the world of handicapping pro football. At first I used one statistic only: yards per point (ypp). For the playoffs, I used another stat: offensive/defensive sacks made/allowed versus common opponents. Not bad. I also picked up “The Blue Sheet” at the liquor store every Thursday for 7 bucks. It was an excellent publication. I would then do my handicapping work, take a Sunday morning drive to the Mexican border and walk to the Caliente book so that I could get my action down. In sum, that’s the genesis of vegasplayers-club.com.
Some things never change. Go to covers.com. There you will find the “totals annihilator”, “totals dominator”, “big wood blowout”, “grand slam”, bookie-killer” and (my favorite) “anti-public burial”. With claimed winning percentages 80% to 100% and a cost of between $25-$60 for each selection or a $500 fee for a month of picks, how can you lose? You can lose because those claimed winning percentages are total bullshit. NOBODY makes selections at an 80 or 70 or even 65% clip. NOBODY. (If those claimed 80%+ winning percentages were true Vegas books wouldn’t exist. And, of course, Jim Feist is still around busting the bettors for $20 per selection on-line, or hundreds of dollars per month.
Or try this from”Big Al” McMordie’s pitch on betfirms.com: “Al McMordie has won 34 handicapping championships since 1992 in baseball, football and basketball, and won the 2007 World Series of Sports Handicapping Championship. Join Big Al for a month, and get all of his winning analysis for every sport. It's just 595 dollars, so join today! You're guaranteed to win, or you'll get the following 30 days free.” How can anyone be this dumb? You’ve already paid $595 and have lost your ass! Now you’re going to lose another month for free? While Big Al has already pocketed $595? If you’re dumb enough to go for this pitch, you deserve to lose.
Oh, and here’s the Covers.com experts (read tout) guarantee: we don’t charge you unless you win. Great. If you lose, you’re out a ton of money (which will be 50% of the time or more). If you win, there will be the $ 50 per selection charge, plus the juice. So, if you bet $550 to win $500, you’ll get soaked for an additional fifty bucks on top of the $50vig; your $550 will become $450 if you win!!! And that’s for an even-money or dog bet! Heaven help you if you bet a money-line favorite! Of course, if you lose, you’re hosed anyway.
It’s the same old bullshit wrapped up in a dot.com package. You will never win. EVER. Even you occasionally get a hit, you still lose.
We guarantee that you will receive our very best selections, AND real-time bets in dollars and cents that we place for our own account, every day. No "units" bullshit, no lying, and lots of published losses that every professional has to deal with, as well as insightful articles on Vegas hotels/sportsbooks, offshore books and images of great lookin’ babes we’ve met at various gambling towns and cities (Macao, Reno, Vegas to start) throughout the world (hey, we’re winners…we’re vegasplayersclub!).
More importantly, we guarantee there will be no “bookie-killer’s” , “grand-slams” or any other pitches/claims (such as 80% winners) that will insult your intelligence.
Ask yourself this question? “Why would I want to pay $225 for a covers “weekly pick pass” ($900 per month) or $500 for a monthly picks pass? Compared to the $9.95 per month we charge (which would be a monthly 2% cost of a $500 bank) you would have to carry a $25, 000 bank to achieve the same 2% cost for the “monthly pick pass”. If you pay $50 for one game, you’ll will have to wager $2,500 on that one game to keep your sports service cost at 2%. That’s ridiculous ! (And just plain stupid.)
Just so you know…
We’ll never force a play, because its OUR MONEY on the line. If we don’t see value in a Thursday football game, but we do see value in a Thursday hockey tilt, then you’ll get the hockey tilt; you will have to go elsewhere for the football play. That’s just the way it is. You can expect anywhere from one to three selections per day, with all contests in all sports fully explored. If you’re expecting an NBA playoff tilt, but get the Pirates/Cubs over instead, it’s because the Pirates/Cubs over is a better value. We will never lie to you or force a bogus play down your throat, just so you can get killed (and then mad at us). Use our selections as an addition to your own picks or as a take on a contest you may not have thought of. Everyone can occasionally use a little help—and we’re here to help.
Most of all, we guarantee you’ll have great fun and see EXACTLY how a real sports bettor operates…and that you’ll be able to access your selections on your mobile smartphone, tablet, laptop or tower computer. Anywhere, anytime.
We welcome your input. We want your reference. Eventually, we’ll be looking to make real money with this site, without the bullshit everyone in sports betting deals with. I really don't know if anyone will wake up to sports investing reality, or will simply be swayed by the constant crap that's out there. Have you noticed? Everybody's a winner...nobody ever loses. If your're lookin' for fantasyland, I just can't help you. If your're looking for a quick killing, you'll get killed. Guaranteed.
Very best regards, and thanks for giving vegasplayersclub.com a try
Mr.Vegasplayer at vegasplayersclub.com.
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