When it comes to the Prof. Vegas Podcast, we specialize in sports talk like you’ve never heard before. In simple terms, it’s football, baseball and more from a Las Vegas perspective. When it was described to someone as “Mike Tenay talking sports with bookies and professional gamblers,” they responded “Is that legal?” It’s not only legal, it’s encouraged in Vegas, where the show emanates from on a weekly basis.
In the newest episode (which drops every Thursday), I talk with Jimmy Vaccaro of the South Point Hotel & Casino, the dean of all Las Vegas bookies. Vaccaro, in his 40th year behind the sports book counter, spills the beans on the casino’s bottom line. Did the sports book win last weekend, or did the bettors grab the cash? What games impacted last week’s results and what teams will the casinos be rooting for and against this upcoming week?
I also talk World Series with Eric Strasser, the author of Baseball Betting For Profit, as he reviews the first two games of the Kansas City Royals – New York Mets showdown and previews the rest of the series with betting predictions.
Chris Andrews, who has done it all from legal bookie to Nevada casino owner, has over 30 years experience in the sports betting industry. Andrews, who describes himself as “doing the Lord’s work for degenerate gamblers everywhere,” joins us to talk NFL, college football and Breeders Cup. He offers his pick on the highly anticipated battle between Temple and Notre Dame. You might be surprised by his opinion on that game and several others.
And, making his first appearance on Prof. Vegas, is Alan “Dink” Dinkenson. The native New Yorker discusses everything from his year in prison on bookmaking charges to what it’s like having Bruce Willis play him in a movie (Lay The Favorite, 2011). If that’s not enough, the noted professional bettor tells which NHL teams he’s betting on and betting against this season. Dink is headed to Keeneland in Kentucky to take in the Breeders Cup live, and he breaks down both days of racing with several long shots he will be backing.
We even discuss NFL fantasy football on the podcast, with injury updates, tips and sleepers.
Sound interesting? It’s what we do every week on Prof. Vegas, the most addictive sports podcast today.