My 3 Pros & Cons of Legalized Sports Betting Ruling – Vic Monte

My 3 Pros & Cons on the Ruling of Legalized Sports BettingClick To TweetMy Take on Legalized Sports Betting

Just like the rest of gambling U.S.A I am fired up about the Supreme Court ruling to allow states to decided on sports gambling. It’s great on so many levels! Its obvious it will brings Jobs & State Tax Dollars. Racetracks can get a “Shot in the Arm”, they can fancy up areas of their establishment & make incredible sportsbooks for people to hang out, bet & watch games. All while selling a few beers & getting some extra novice money into the horse racing betting pools. It’s nothing but sunshine for business & state revenue, but with every uprising someone or something gets pulled down. Here are My Top 3 Things that Bother Me About Legal Sports Gambling.

Good Luck Getting 10-1 on a 4 Team Parlay

The government is greedy & needy of m0ney, they won’t be happy with 10 cents vig & hoping to split the action like Vegas. They’re going to want a huge chunk of this cash to line their pockets & pay for new roads, school, housing ETC., but that means we won’t get 10-1 on 4 Team Parlays & will almost always have to lay -120 on straight bet. Offshore sites will have incredible Bonuses & special offers, while street bookies can offer those $2,000 a week credit line accounts.

Lives Will be Ruined!

Its a fact that people will ruin their lives! Cigarette sales prove the government will allow sale of a deadly product as long as they can gain massive tax dollars. So they obviously won’t give a crap if John Smith gambles away his entire bank account, remortgages his house, gambles everything away! It Happens to people around the world everyday, now it is just easier & more accessible to bet, no more limits sending western union or your bookie shutting you down when you’re slow paying. These are called problem gamblers & I predict that we will see a massive amounts of average people losing hefty money, with big fallout’s,  betting legally. I preach to all my clients, always bet 2% to 5% of your entire bankroll & always have enough of a bankroll to sustain a losing streak, the amount of your bets increase or decrease according to your bankroll. You have to bet to invest or bet an amount you can afford to lose, sadly not everyone can do that.

Point Shaving & Massive Scheming

It’s goes back to the bible, Adam & Eve, temptation. Where there is money, there is greed. There have been many know scandals in sports history, The Black Sox Scandal,  Boston College Point Shaving in 1979, Benny Silman Arizona State point shaving scam & the list goes on! So who is going to regulate the games by Delaware State per say, how easy would it be for a small college team to shave points, while having a syndicate of friends running track to track, or spending all day betting a fix games. I make that statement assuming there will be a betting limit on a small college. That starts an age old debate, What is the Amount of a Max Bet? A $100 bet is a Massive bet for the local UPS driver, but a $2,000 bet is a small play for a wall street stock broker. How in the world will we keep the integrity of the game in tact, no one wants to bet on a fixed event, in the blind anyway.

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Thursday’s NBA Playoffs Conference Semifinals betting preview: Spurs at Rockets

Kawhi Leonard vows to be the in the starting lineup on Thursday when the San Antonio Spurs attempt to close out their playoff series with the host Houston Rockets – and they will need him. Get everything you’ll need to handicap this game like a pro with our full betting preview.

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Dustin Johnson is 5-1 favorite to win Masters | Las Vegas Review-Journal

After Monday’s NCAA men’s basketball title game and baseball’s Opening Day, the Masters golf tournament will take center stage from April 6 to 9 at Augusta National.

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Carl Icahn Cited in Billy Walters Trial as Prosecution Pushes for Submission of New Evidence

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Carl Icahn: unpaid adviser to the President of the United States


NJ Rep. Pallone: NFL Changed Tune On Sports Betting With Las Vegas Move

Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. said the NFL’s announcement that the Oakland Raiders would be moving to Las Vegas was good for sports betting.

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Local sports books cheer on Raiders’ move to Las Vegas – Las Vegas Sun News

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Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens will win $1,000,000 If Michigan Wins the Tournament

Derek Stevens

Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens will win $1,000,000 if Michigan can win the National Championship. Derek dropped $12,500 on Michigan back on March 14th Getting Back +8000 odds at the Golden Nugget

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When Jim Caldwell Cheated the Game…

From Wednesday, December 30, 2009

It’s 4 days after the fact that the Colts “Threw” the game against the Jets. I really needed to think about this before I blogged about it. The more I think about it the worse it feel about it. Jim Caldwell cheated everyone, his players that have busted their asses since July, the Fans who paid Big Bucks to witness history, the other teams in the NFL that are chasing the Jets for a playoff spot & most of all the game!

caldwellJust watching, Manning, Clark, Addai and Wayne on the sideline was painful for me a huge fan of football! You could see it in the faces of the Colts players they wanted to go 15-0 & take their chances with perfection against Buffalo. It’s so rare that a team go this far without a loss & Caldwell decides to just pull players when so many Colt players expressed that they wanted 16-0! Let’s face the facts here, Caldwell is just a cheap imitation of Tony Dungy. He took over Dungy’s system and inherited a Future Hall of Fame Quarterback. Let’s say Jim Caldwell was the head coach of the Tampa Bay Bucs, would his team be 14-0 with a chance at history? I doubt it. In fact I don’t think Caldwell would do any better of a job then Raheem Morris. My point is although this is Caldwell’s team he should have taken the pulse of the players, owners and fans before deciding to pull all his starters.

Jim Caldwell is very aware that he is not on the good side of the Indianapolis fans. If this were a New York, Chicago, Boston or Los Angeles team going for history and Caldwell pulled that stunt it would be magnified 1000% then it is in small market Indianapolis. Some fans have said they won’t be back. Others have suggested that even if the Colts would win another Super Bowl they won’t forgive Caldwell or team management. In fact some state legislature is trying to get Colt’s fans their money back! I am all for that!

The Jets did benefit from the Colts throwing the game! They now control their own faith to make it into that playoff’s! The Jets now get a National Television game on Sunday night while the Ravens, Broncos, Texans and Steelers should all feel cheated. I personally think teams should be penalized for not playing to win the game! It kills the integrity of the game!

manningThe person I feel the worse for is Colts back up QB Curtis Painter. Caldwell throws the young QB in at home with a perfect season on the line. WHAT KIND OF REACTION DID CALDWELL THINK HE WAS GOING TO GET? He was booed when he walked on the Field and was Booed even worse after he fumbled the football resulting in a Jets Touchdown! All this torture just to get Manning off the field to avoid injury. PS, Caldwell, Manning has never been injured as an NFL or College Player. Even if Manning broke is shoulder playing against the Jets or Bills chasing perfection, the fan reaction would not be as loud as it is now for pulling the plug on the perfect season!

So the Colts played 1 quarter of meaningless football last week and will only play their starters for a limited time in Week 17. They Colts earned a 1st round bye week which means they won’t play meaningful football until 1/16/10 or 1/17/10. Then the Master Caldwell will just flip the switch and get his team to play Intense football come Mid January? I don’t think so! I would love to be a fly on the wall of that locker room, I don’t Caldwell lost the respect of his entire team, but I am sure he has lost the respect if a few players. I love Peyton Manning and how could you not, but I have lost all respect for Jim Caldwell. I hope my home town Jets back into the playoffs as a result of the Caldwell throwing the game. How great would it be to see the Team Caldwell let into the playoff’s knock him out of the playoffs. However you want to envision it I just want the Colts knocked out in the first round! Chasing Perfection did not slow the Patriots down in the playoffs in 2007 but sitting players who are not injured has burnt the Colts before in the Playoffs & I hope it does again this season!


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