Beating The Book with Gill Alexander

Drew Dinsick, the host of the Deep Dive Podcast, joins Gill Alexander to discuss NFL power rankings, home-field advantage, and derivative props. (July 10, 2020)

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Gill Alexander continues his series of profiles throughout the sports betting industry with poker players turned entrepreneurs, Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow, authors of The Logic of Sports Betting. (June 20, 2020)

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Next in the series of gambler profiles, Host Gill Alexander speaks with Joe Peta, author of "Trading Bases: How a Wall Street Trader Made a Fortune Betting on Baseball”, about his life-changing accident, experience betting in Las Vegas in the summer of 2012, flirtation with taking over CG Technology, and transition to handicapping the Masters. (June 3, 2020)

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Gill Alexander continues his profiles of sports bettors with professional bettor "Spanky." (May 28, 2020)

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Dan Weston joins Gill Alexander to break down the core analytics of betting the sport of tennis for beginners and seasoned bettors alike, while busting some of its handicapping myths. (May 26, 2020)

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Ray Marino, Oddsmaker at Bookmaker.eu, joins Gill Alexander to discuss bookmaking during the pandemic, niche markets, what percentage of people win in sports betting, and much more. (May 22, 2020)

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Sharp Football Analysis and Sharp Football Stats creator, Warren Sharp joins host Gill Alexander to discuss his analysis of past NFL schedules and which teams have historically gotten the best or worst of it. (May 20, 2020)

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A story as unique as they come, professional sports bettor Alan "Dink" Denkenson joins Gill Alexander to share his journey of how he became the bettor he is today. (May 15, 2020)

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Host Gill Alexander and Sharp Football Analysis and Sharp Football Stats creator, Warren Sharp, take a look at NFL Strength of Schedule for 2020. (May 13, 2020)

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Gill is joined by a handful of personalities in sports to discuss "The Last Dance" docuseries, including Michael Wilbon of “Pardon The Interruption” on ESPN, Adam Stanco of the “Rejecting The Screen” podcast, and Blake Mahowney of SportsOddsHistory.com. (May 4, 2020)

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Gill Alexander continues his profiles of sports bettors with industry consumer advocate and YouTube host/producer Captain Jack Andrews. (April 28, 2020)

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First, professional sports bettor Alan Boston joins Gill Alexander to share his top four coaching performances of the last season. Then, ESPN College GameDay’s “The Bear”, Chris Fallica, joins the show to give his thoughts on the ridiculous decisions that could be made during the NFL draft. Finally, Michael Lombardi, author of “Gridiron Genius”, and host of “The Lombardi Line” on VSiN and the “GM Shuffle” podcast responds to some criticism from Boomer Esiason. (April 21, 2020)

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Drew Dinsick, the host of the Deep Dive Podcast, joins Gill Alexander to discuss the 2020 NFL Draft and a myriad of betting props that go with it. (April 16, 2020)
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First, host Gill Alexander is joined by Michael Kaplan and Bill Krackomberger to discuss Michael's experience covering advantage players in the gambling world. Then, Producer and Narrator of the ESPN "30 for 30" podcast, "A Queen of Sorts," Rose Eveleth recounts the amazing story of how poker star Phil Ivey pulled off an elaborate baccarat scheme that won him more than $20 million and landed him in court. But, as she shares with Gill Alexander, its secretive mastermind "Kelly" Cheung Yin Sun who crafted the entire scheme to get revenge. (April 14, 2020).

 
 
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Professional bettor Rufus Peabody joins Gill Alexander to share his story of becoming the bettor he is today. (April 9, 2020)

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ESPN College GameDay’s “The Bear”Chris Fallica, joins Gill Alexander to give his thoughts on his top College Football Conference Futures and season win totals on today's edition of Beating The Book (April 7, 2020).

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Las Vegas Cris, who is known for his success in sports betting contests, drops in on Host Gill Alexander to discuss the rise and fall of the sports card industry. (April 7, 2020)

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews returns with Gill Alexander to provide the third installment of amazing stories in bookmaking. (March 31, 2020)

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Michael Lombardi, the author of “Gridiron Genius” and host of “The Lombardi Line” on VSiN and the “GM Shuffle” podcast, joins Gill Alexander to talk NFL free agency, draft, and other news around the league. (March 28, 2020)

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews returns with Gill Alexander to provide another set of amazing stories in bookmaking. (March 25, 2020)

 
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First, professional bettor Rufus Peabody shares his story of testing positive for the coronavirus. Then, Roxy Roxborough, founder of Las Vegas Sports Consultants, calls in from Phuket, Thailand to provide his thoughts on the global crisis and to pay tribute to the late Tony Salinas. (March 24, 2020)

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South Point Hotel Casino Sportsbook Director Chris Andrews joins Gill Alexander to provide us with 90 minutes of Story Time, including a new story never told. (March 23, 2020)

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Roxy Roxborough, founder of Las Vegas Sports Consultants and Spreadapedia's Jason Weingarten join Gill Alexander to provide their thoughts on MLB season win totals.  (March 20, 2020)

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The creator of the Starting Pitcher GuidePaul Sporer of FanGraphs highlights the most overvalued and undervalued players you should be aware of in fantasy baseball.  On Wednesdays' edition of Beating The Book (March 19, 2020). 

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A true original and originator, professional sports bettor Alan Boston joins Gill Alexander to share his journey of how he became the man and the bettor he is today. (March 17, 2020)

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And so, it comes to this.  Before the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, enjoy the final NFL MegaPod of the season, replete with game and prop analysis. VSiN host, Jeff Parles joins Host Gill Alexander, CircaSportsMike Palm, and Todd Wishnev from Showtime’s docuseries “Action” to give insight on game and props betting behavior, while the quartet breaks down the game itself and offers up what it sees as the best value on the board among Super Bowl game-related proposition wagers.  For the non-Vegas bettors, everyone chimes in with thoughts on the most exploitable novelty props on the board, as well.  There's something for everyone, on Thursday's Beating The Book (January 30, 2020).

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It's the only non-sports betting episode of the calendar year, but for some, it's the most anticipated.  If you're planning a trip to Vegas, let this be your guide. Host Gill Alexander, Mike Palm, and Todd Wishnev take off their handicapping hats and are joined by man about town, Marc Meltzer of the EdgeVegas blog and a variety of Vegas websites, to discuss the best restaurants and sportsbooks in town, while dispensing actionable concert residency and weed information for your next Las Vegas trip.  The Super Bowl's not for awhile.  In the meantime, enjoy a man's guide to Sin City, on Thursday's Beating The Book (January 23, 2020).

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It's Championship Round MegaPod time with Host Gill Alexander, VSiN's Michael Lombardi, CircaSports VP of Operations, Mike Palm and one of the stars of Showtime's docuseries, "Action", Todd Wishnev. Currently the host of "The Lombardi Line" on the Vegas Stats & Information Network and "The GM Shuffle" podcast, Lombardi brings his experience working with Bill Walsh, Bill Parcells, Al Davis, and Bill Belichick to the table, offering his opinion on both championship games. It’s the Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC title game followed by the Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers in the NFC title game to determine who plays in Super Bowl LIV, on Thursday's Beating The Book podcast (January 16, 2020).

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Making his annual NFL postseason appearance with Host Gill Alexander, now in both Sirius XM satellite radio form on “A Numbers Game” at VSiN and podcast form here, Aaron Schatz, Creator and Editor-in-Chief of Football Outsiders and Insider at ESPN.com offers up his thoughts on a host of topics, including his team to watch for betting value in next season’s futures markets, based on his advanced metrics, all preceded by his all-time team rankings thru the prism of his proprietary stat, DVOA. Then, it’s the MegaPod in full effect with Host Gill Alexander and the Vegas Stats & Information's "A Numbers Game" Producer #5 and "Market Watch" host Jeff Parles, along, of course, with CircaSports VP of Operations, Mike Palm and one of the stars of Showtime's docuseries, "Action", Todd Wishnev. The crew gives thoughts on all of this weekend's matchups: Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs, and Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers. Plus, teasers of the week, which big favorite is most likely to lose outright, and which game you'd be required to play if you could only choose one, on Thursday's Divisional Round edition of the Beating The Book podcast (January 9, 2020).

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The playoffs are here and it’s MegaPod time with Host Gill Alexander and “Daily Wager” (ESPN2) staple Joe Fortenbaugh, along, of course, with CircaSports VP of Operations, Mike Palm and one of the stars of Showtime's docuseries, "Action", Todd Wishnev. The foursome breaks down the Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints, and Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles. It’s Thursday's Wild Card edition of Beating The Book (January 2, 2020).

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