Cuban's Right, Media is Dumb

Handicapping Tips From Legendary High Roller TONY SALINAS!


I about fell off my chair laughing the other day when I read this quote from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban:

'What I have learned in 11 years in the sports business is that the dumbest guys in the room are always the media guys.'

I've been telling you that myself for as long as I can remember. I certainly started saying it a lot more than 11 years ago! I've been making a living as a High Roller here in Las Vegas for decades largely because of the influence the media has in moving the line in the WRONG direction.

No, the media doesn't post the numbers on the Vegas boards. But, there's always a TV on in the room where that's happening. If the media is on TV, then they're the dumbest guy in the room!

The oddsmakers say they don't listen, but you know they do. Most importantly, the media has the ear of the average gambler. Bettors believe what they read in the local and national newspapers, even if it's nonsense. They believe what they see on ESPN, or on the pre-game shows that run on all the networks on Sunday mornings during the season. Then they go out and bet their money on that misleading or irrelevant information. Vegas has to adjust the lines to balance the books...and you get pointspreads that are WRONG because 'the dumbest guys in the room' have influenced the number.

I'm grateful. I bet Mark Cuban is too. He's made a few fortunes over the years at the expense of dumb people. He's brilliantly used the media to his advantage in the process. I'd like to say that native Texans have a knack for spotting BS right away. I'm a native Texan. Cuban isn't, but he's lived in Dallas for more than 25 he probably learned the skill from a Texan!

It's a shame Cuban wasn't able to purchase a Major League Baseball team this time around. Though, I'm happy for Nolan Ryan that he seems to be in control of the team's fate again. Ryan's done a great job so far with the Texas Rangers. Cuban will do a great job with a baseball team if the commissioner ever gets up enough courage to let him buy a team!

It's very important for you to remember as you handicap the baseball pennant races you're watching on TV every night...or the football games that are about to become such a big part of the schedule....that the 'dumbest guys in the room' will be creating line moves you can take advantage of. The wrong baseball teams will be hyped. You'll make good money going against them. The wrong football teams will be hyped. You'll put those free points in your pocket day after day and week after week.

No, you won't win every single bet. That's not how it works in Vegas. You'll win more than you lose. That's how you GET THE BEST OF IT as a legal sports gambler.


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