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Teaser from My Next Book (Now a #1 Amazon New Release)

Published by Posthill Press and distributed by Simon & Schuster!

Football Betting Made Easy

Football Betting Made Easy

Las Vegas is the only city in the world where you can arrive in a $50,000 vehicle
and go home in one worth a quarter of a million. … A Greyhound.

If you consider yourself a professional at sports gambling, this book will help increase your profits.
If you’re more of a novice, you’ll learn lots without having to worry about many of the technical angles. I guarantee that I’ll keep your attention, make you laugh, and most importantly help boost your bankroll.

If you like to work with numbers, you’ll love this book. If you don’t, it doesn’t matter, because you’ll learn from the stories associated with the numbers.

No matter what you hear, almost nobody makes money wagering. If you picked up this book, we’re going to change that!

Let’s look at some scary numbers.

On Any Given Day: 4% of those who wager on horses show a profit.

Ask a typical gambler leaving a casino (or race track) if he or she made money, and you’ll likely hear:

a) They didn’t win.
b) They didn’t lose.
c) They broke even.

And you know what? They lied.

In Any Given Season: 3% of those betting on football make money. From the late Bob Martin, manager of Las Vegas’s first sports book:

The number of bettors who win betting pro football is so small that it is virtually the same as if no one won.

In Any Given Lifetime: 0% of those wagering in a casino show a profit. Steve Wynn, owner of multiple billion dollar casinos, was interviewed by Charlie Rose on “60 Minutes” and was asked:

“Have you ever known, in your entire life, a gambler who wins here big and walks away?”

“Never,” Wynn replied.

Rose then asked: “Do you know anybody over a stretch of time who is ahead?”

Without hesitation, Wynn replied: “Nope”

I agree.

Casinos have a guaranteed advantage because you’re betting against the house and not your contemporaries. For football, sports books continually adjust or balance the odds so that they will almost always show a profit. The difference between football and other games of chance is that you are wagering on a commodity that can be analyzed.

So can you really make money wagering on football? Yes.

Do you need to spend hundreds of hours studying analytics? No.

You just need to think differently than everybody else.

Almost all gamblers have 20/20 hindsight vision, while lacking any foresight. Most assume that what happened on the football field last week will happen the next. It doesn’t. If the average gambler could win just 53% of his or her wagers, casinos would be filing for bankruptcy. They aren’t. My job is to help even the odds more in your favor. To do that, you also need a good understanding of the lay of the land in the arena of sports gambling.

That’s why each section of this book starts with some seemingly unbelievable stories about wagering and gamblers. Most are controversial. All are true with lessons to be learned.

Among the stories:

  1. How one gambler lost $300,000 in five weeks with inside information.
  2. How another lost his inheritance in three days.
  3. Why Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison could have been frauds.
  4. How I got thrown out of some high school and college classes but still managed to receive “A’s” in the courses.

You’ll read how gamblers lost fortunes, and how others made more than they could spend. You’ll learn to identify games that can win more than 70% of the time. At the end of each section you get to take an exam. Remember how fun taking tests was? You’ll like mine.

You’ll try to figure out who’s going to win, and who’s going to cover the point spread. We only need to win 55% of the time to show a profit. Keep reading, because I’ll make sure you do much better than that. Lots better means lots of profit.

Rothschild's Guide to Football Handicapping

SafestWagering.com: Why I Charge

I’m often asked why I charge for selections.

In 2003, two of my original investors and mentors asked if I would be interested in offering my wagering opinions to the public for a fee.

I had no real interest, lots of reservations, and a number of questions.

  1. Who would want to buy them?
  2. Wouldn’t I feel horrible if someone lost on my information?
  3. If other paid handicappers made so much money, why would they share their information?
  4. Can’t the other handicappers make a better living betting their own selections?

 I finally agreed for several reasons.

  1. Writing: 
    I enjoy being able to express my opinions and hopefully help others.
    Putting your ideas on paper, can clarify your thoughts, enabling introspection for better selections.
  2. College Tuition:
    If you make too much money, you get to pay full price.
    Even if you make a very nice living, three kids in college at $65,000+ per year can slow you down a bit.
  3. Relationships: 
    I’ve made some wonderful associations over the years. Some have become friends, and others have given me advice.

– John Rothschild

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         “The Definitive Expert for Football Profitability.”  

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