For the best of betting information follow my lead
August 29, 2017 3:12 AM
by Bill Krackomberger
I know I am going to be asked by my peers why I decided to write a column for GamingToday. I can just hear it now. “Krack, why would you help smarten up the public?” “Krack, what good can come out of it?”
The reality is, while I plan to share a lot with you each week, I am positive my edge over the books won’t decrease in the least. For instance, when it comes to sports betting, there is a fundamental disadvantage the books have that I take advantage of every single week. That disadvantage can’t be overcome by one weekly article from me to you. They must line every single event.
My associates and I simply find their mistakes (even if it’s on just 5% of their posted events) and pounce. As positive as I am that my edge won’t decrease, I am also equally sure this article will help you become more intelligent and successful bettors by the end of the football season.
I love to help and teach people what I have learned the last 25 years. I have been a guest on many networks, including ESPN, CNN, Fox Sports and radio shows coast to coast.
I grew up in a relatively poor beach town back in Keansburg, New Jersey. I worked on the Jersey Shore boardwalks since I was 10, making young-money in a pizza shop as a line cook in the arcade and in games of chance. While my buddies were all partying on the weekends, I was earning good money and learning the code of the street along the way.
Both my parents also worked on the weekends on the same boardwalk. I’ve always believed we are products of our parents. From them I learned the right way to treat people, putting family first and how to live life in a positive manner. I believe that was the reason I never drank alcohol, smoked or was involved with any drugs, while many of my childhood friends went down those paths.
One thing about Keansburg (and lots of little towns back east): it was a gambling town. So I took it up at an early age. Pitching quarters against the back of the post office, playing cards with buddies, making trips to the race tracks and going to Atlantic City were regular, daily occurrences for me. It was in Atlantic City where I learned the terms “advantage gambling” and “positive expectation.”
One day I stumbled upon a crew of people who were playing a video blackjack game that offered surrender with basic strategy on point multiplier days with cash back and comps. It was in the player’s favor for about $25 an hour. One day as I sat down to play, I spoke to a man at the next game over, and my life changed forever. This man worked for another casino in town and was the head of their game protection/blackjack card count team. He was and still is one of the smartest men I know.
He also frequented Vegas every month betting and beating sports. I was taken under his wing as a student. I was a quick learner. In a matter of months, I took my small bankroll and watched it grow tenfold. Over the last 25 years I have been involved with some of the smartest and sharpest advantage sports bettors in the world.
I look forward to sharing some betting strategies and tips in this column. I will discuss bankroll management, temperament, absorbing bad weeks, skill sets, the value of points in different sports and the strength in number of casino apps to bet on. But we’ll also discuss sports betting and edges. I’ll introduce you to Warren Sharp, the smartest NFL mind in the industry. I have him in my corner and thus he’ll be in yours.
This column will be a must-read in your weekly schedule. I’ll reveal some of the strategies and advice that have allowed me to become one of the most successful pro bettors in Las Vegas. And you’ll get specific tips and recommendations you can instantly capitalize on.
Just like I sat down at the video blackjack game and had my life forever altered for the better thanks to the man sitting next to me, I hope I become that man to impact your life for the better each week.
These are a few of the college football totals I am on so far. All four of these games I like OVER the total – Col/Col St. over 66; Nevada/NW over 58; S.Car/NC State over 52; Troy/Boise State over 62.5.