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Scott Schettler

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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.

Company 538 breaks down the NFL tendencies to call penalties

Company 538 breaks down the NFL tendencies to call penalties

posted on January 24, 2017 by

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.

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Nelson understood what real justice looked like

Nelson understood what real justice looked like

posted on January 17, 2017 by

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. 

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Wrestling remains pure sport to bet

Wrestling remains pure sport to bet

posted on January 10, 2017 by

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.

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Picturing a Super Bowl future in Vegas

Picturing a Super Bowl future in Vegas

posted on January 03, 2017 by

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.

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Old Vegas didn't get beat by NFL, that's what happens when you move on air

Old Vegas didn't get beat by NFL, that's what happens when you move on air

posted on December 27, 2016 by

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.

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