Contact

This website and business is a one man operation owned by George "Riley" Panagakis. If this was a normal industry I'd  just have a phone number here, but then I'd be getting calls from Scumbag salesman that work for sports services trying to sell their picks.

The best way to contact me is by Direct Message and the second best is by e-mail. If you want to talk by phone send me your number and I'll call at a time that's best for you. I'll call you on a pre-paid phone to protect myself. There's absolutely no chance that I'll sell your number to one of the scumbags, but if you're worried about that just get a pre-paid phone yourself.

Comparing this sports gambling Boom to the backgammon Boom of the 70's, and the poker Boom of 15 years ago.

Backgammon has been played for hundreds of years and was always just the game on the other side of the checker board. Around 1970 people like Lucille Ball and Hugh Hefner started playing and there were big International tournaments in Monte Carlo and Las Vegas. The game peaked in the early 80s and then software programs were developed that played as good as the great players so average players improved very quickly. The game is now Dead and just played for very small stakes in the one local club in each city. There's no new Suckers coming into the game and the average player is so good it's amazing.

In 2003 The Travel Channel was looking for content so they decided to air The World Poker Tour where the viewers could see the players hole cards. It was quickly the highest rated show on their channel so the next year ESPN decided to film the WSOP in Vegas. An amateur Chris Moneymaker won the tournament after entering a Super Satellite on Poker Stars so everyone thought they could do it. There was a Boom on line and in the poker rooms of California and Las Vegas. The games were very good from 2003 to 2008. Florida then allowed No-Limit poker on July 1, 2010 and those games were very good for several years. Now the only way for someone to make a living at poker is to play PLO in either S.E. Florida or Texas. Anyone playing 2-5 No-limit or holdem poker is wasting their time.

In May of 2018 the Supreme Court made a major ruling taking away the Monopoly that Las Vegas had on sports gambling. About 1/3 of the states now allow sports gambling and in a few years it will be more than half. Yes some big companies will make Millions because people will be able to bet by using their phone. The important question is how will the 2% that are professional handicappers make more money? All these new companies are gonna fight for marker share so they'll either give sign up bonuses or reduce the Juice to 5%. The pros will also have more places to bet so they'll get the best Lines. So yes the Old School pros like myself will benefit greatly from this Boom. The new Suckers are gonna do the dumb things like over betting favorites and using Teasers in their football bets.

This sports gambling Boom is just beginning and wont top out for at least 5 years. There will then be about 5 major national companies taking bets and the customers will always be looking for the latteest promotion.