Scotty Schettler began his Las Vegas journey in 1968. By the time he quit the race and sports book business he had booked over $1.5 billion for different employers. He says he knows where most of the cans are buried. His book, We Were Wise Guys and Didn't Know It is available on amazon.com.
Gaming Yesterday | One drawback or advancement, depending on your vested interest in handicapping, is the remarkable advancement of big data. In pre-computer handicapping and line making we didn’t have this unending paper trail to digest.view
Gaming Yesterday | I once spent a year in Reno where I opened up a race and sportsbook for my best friend/mentor Warren Nelson RIP. Those 11 months lapped 1980-81 and created many memories and lessons learned.view
Gaming Yesterday | There’s only one sport that leaves nothing to blame on bad beats and doesn’t include second guessing as to the true winner. That’s high school and college wrestling. No expanding and contracting strike zones, no out or safe judgment calls.view
Gaming Yesterday | Picture this: The Las Vegas Raiders are at home vs. whoever. Or maybe the Super Bowl is being played in the partially tax-funded Las Vegas Stadium. In either event the networks, advertisers and assorted NFL bottom feeders are at a fever pitch. It’s a promoter’s dream.view
Gaming Yesterday | I keep hearing how the books are getting beat in the NFL. Time was when that was hard to do. A weekend here or there was a loser for us but certainly not on a regular basis. Proof of that was in the limits we set according to where we were most likely to get hammered.view