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.

Vegas fantasy comes crashing down

Vegas fantasy comes crashing down

posted on September 29, 2015 by

Gaming Yesterday | Big fantasy players would join together in high stakes leagues before FanDuel and DraftKings took it main stream. One had a $70,000 prize and with side bets the win was boosted to $135,000.

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No such thing as a sure thing

No such thing as a sure thing

posted on September 22, 2015 by

Gaming Yesterday | It’s Friday, Nov. 22, 1974 and I’m sitting at my station behind the sports counter in Churchill Downs. 

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A football's shape can change a game drastically

A football's shape can change a game drastically

posted on September 08, 2015 by

Gaming Yesterday | Super Bowl XIII, January 21, 1979, aka Black Sunday, is an example of my theory that the shape of the ball determines which sports are the easiest or hardest to handicap.

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Vegas connections can make a huge difference

Vegas connections can make a huge difference

posted on September 01, 2015 by

Gaming Yesterday | My positions with Jasper Speciale, Churchill Downs and the Stardust among others got my two kids quite a few perks. My daughter Elizabeth and her husband Mike were comped to the top floor of the Dunes, the presidential suite, on her wedding night.

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Churchill Downs sportsbook missed here in Vegas

Churchill Downs sportsbook missed here in Vegas

posted on August 25, 2015 by

Gaming Yesterday | Burger Hut owner Frank Masterani and his runner extraordinaire Hershey were the official un-official go to guys in the 70s to 80s Vegas sports betting world.

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