Scott Schettler

Gaming Today Scott Schettler

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.

Once upon a time baseball, basketball ruled the books

Once upon a time baseball, basketball ruled the books

posted on November 03, 2015 by

Gaming Yesterday | Believe it or not while I was at the Stardust from 1983-91 we did more business on baseball and basketball than on football. Football was huge and had the best bottom line but it was baseball that had the biggest handle.

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Power ratings were a lot different in Old Vegas

Power ratings were a lot different in Old Vegas

posted on October 27, 2015 by

Gaming Yesterday | I would subscribe to five or six of the best sports pages in the country. They were days behind when reaching my house, but helped me keep accurate records.

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Vara second to none as Vegas handicapper

Vara second to none as Vegas handicapper

posted on October 20, 2015 by

Gaming Yesterday | Bob Martin made the best bookmakers line, it was unimpeachable. Vara’s were betting numbers. You couldn’t book with Ray’s numbers but you could sure tell when the BMs had a bad number or a wrong favorite.

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NFL couldn't make it through September without arrest

NFL couldn't make it through September without arrest

posted on October 13, 2015 by

Gaming Yesterday | Two days into October the NFL’s database reflected no arrests for the past two days. However, on Sept. 30 Titans rookie Dorial Green-Beckham snuck in under the wire with an arrest after getting pulled over for speeding.

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Bad sportsbook beats on both sides of the counter

Bad sportsbook beats on both sides of the counter

posted on October 06, 2015 by

Gaming Yesterday | I’m pleading my rookie status as a writer (writer I’m not) to recount a couple games because I can’t find them in my records or on the Internet. If someone was involved in these next two “bad beats” or “good wins” help us out here. Thanks in advance.

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