We’re back with a brand new episode of Wise Kracks sports betting podcast, with my co-host Jon Orlando. I’m on the road again, so I’m joining Jon via zoom for an action packed show. Jon came in hot last week with a tip of his very own for me (the professional sports bettor), and it came in when Giga Chikadze won his main event fight at last week’s UFC. But did I take his advice and place the bet? Jon wants to know…
My college football tips last week blew up, and I’m back with some more insights into betting on college sports in this episode. I explain why home advantage is so much more important when betting on college football compared to something like the MLB. There’s also some key number chat – how relevant they are, how they differ between college football and NFL, line shopping and much more.
Las Vegas Legend Derek Stevens
We’ve got a very special guest on Krack Wins this week. Derek Stevens is one of the architects of modern Las Vegas. As the owner of properties around Vegas including the Golden Gate Casino, the D Las Vegas and the Circa, Derek has seen huge changes in the city over the years. Derek has a reputation for being a man of the people. He’s down to earth and approachable, which is something that absolutely comes across in this episode.
Derek’s legacy is all about downtown Vegas. Everyone knows about the strip, but revitalizing the heart of the old Las Vegas has been Derek’s big success. Jon and I can’t wait to question him about his experiences – why did he see potential off the strip, how did he build his network, and what makes his casinos different from the rest. I love the Circa, partly because they let me bet on just about anything.
Derek also pioneered a whole new way to bet in Vegas – without juice, which is what gets my attention – with his Circa Contests. He explains how the contests work, his upcoming events and why there is practically positive EV built-in for everyone who enters. We talk about lots more too: proxy bettors, the history of Vegas and staying down to earth and more.
Before we finish up Jon and I have time to catch up on all the latest in our lives, including luxury flights, getting ID’d for big bets at casinos and picking up the best sportsbook bonuses from WSN.com. It’s a high energy, high action show this week. You don’t want to miss it.