In a nutshell:
"Sports betting is good for the
soul. It gives you the satisfaction of victory, the disappointment of
defeat; it delivers elation and depression. It keeps your
blood running and your mind alert. It gives you goals and interests and daily
- J. R. Miller
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Just finished Bob's book
of a Sports Bettor)
a couple of days ago. My compliments to you and everyone else
involved, I learned a ton. What an incredibly talented, smart and
disciplined individual.God Bless him..... Scott D.
a mentor from many successful sports bettors, including me. He and I were best of
friends, and he taught me many things. I have never met a pro-level
sports bettor who is not familiar with Bob's writings, and this
latest edition of his classic book is better than ever. We're proud
to be involved with it.
Click the book (right) to take a look. - J. R. Miller
The biggest thing so far that you have helped me with is the idea that you
will lose 40 something percent of the time in your betting career. You can
do all the leg work on each game and make a sensible bet, but still you will
probably lose somewhere in the 45% range of all your bets.
I use to see what I thought was a good bet or two and drop my $50 down
and promptly lose. I now understand that I need to bet much smaller (closer
to my bankroll 1-2 percent) and place more bets.
And you know what? I enjoy it! Losing is a big part of gambling. But
once you understand that, you are on the road to winning. Thanks again. I am
betting more and enjoying it more. - Brien B.
Hey, thanks for taking the time to write the above note! I owe you
one..... - J. R.
have been researching various betting strategies and have seen the thorp and
kelly papers. I have been trying to beat blackjack. At the time, I wasn't
aware that I was using a Martingale strategy which I realized (when I read)
your article that discounted the kelly system. (Debunking
the Kelly Criterion)
I had temporary success, but like your article said, that 10 in a row losing
streak happens more than you think..... The question I have which wasn't
addressed in your article is
"Can a system like this work (or
should it be used for the short run)?" I know over the long run
a huge streak will come eventually that my bankroll can't handle, but in the
short run if someone were looking to make a few thousand dollars, can this
work. Thanks. - Jason S.
Yes, it can. That's the problem with it. It's
damned attractive. Trouble is, you never know when it's going to work and
when it ain't. Against blackjack, which I played for several years, I
finally realized that I should risk my maximum bet whenever the deck was in
my favor, and my minimum bet - or NO bet - when the deck was not in my
favor. In other words, never mind all the jiggling between your maximum bet
(which I presume is about 1 percent of your bank) and your minimum bet
(which is hopefully as close to zero as possible). All that jiggling just
gives you something else to worry about, and even costs you money over the
One way I used to cover my play was to switch to two or three hands
when the deck went positive, then back to one hand when it was not positive.
In that way, the "other one or two guys playing with me" (the 2nd and 3rd
hands) NEVER played against a non-positive deck. Another thing I liked to do
was have a keno card sticking up out of my shirt pocket, which I checked now
and then against the keno screens.... The floormen figure if you're dumb
enough to play keno, you're too stupid to count cards! Good luck! - J. R.
you for maintaining such a fine site. Your recommendations and essays are
right on. I am an experienced gambler who started a web site back in 95 and
sold out to *(edited). Yes, they're the
guys who publish all those trends and systems, and they even have the
bio-rhythm guy on their team.
Anyway, it's nice to go someplace where the people are real experts, and
where even I can learn a great deal. I'm happy as an operations manager
currently, but I may go pro in a year. When I do, I'll be sure to subscribe.
Thanks again. - John W.
Thank you very much for the kind
words. Best wishes, and we hope to have you aboard soon... - J. R.
must say after spending several months researching sports betting this seems
like a great business to be in. I am very curious though, about how many
people on average do you have subscribed to your newsletter? I ask this
because if more people knew what you know, would there still be sports
betting? The books would no longer make any money, and therefore there would
be no sports books to place bets.
chance of your fears coming true. First of all, you're not betting "against"
your bookmaker. He works somewhat like a Realtor. He makes his money from
the "vigorish", collecting 100% of what losers risk, but paying winners only
91%-95% of what they risk. More than $400 billion are wagered annually on
sports in this country, less than 2 percent of which is being wagered by
professional-level handicappers. Gambling is the second biggest business in
the world, bigger than the automobile business, the motion picture business,
and the music business, combined. Gambling is second in size only to
religion, - but not nearly so corrupt.
.....Do you recommend betting on every pick in your newsletter or just the
ones people like?.... Bart F.
We cater to full-time sports
bettors, at least some of whom are as good or better than us at
handicapping. They use our newsletter as a "positive field from which to
graze." Maybe we can put them onto an extra winner now and then, maybe we
can pull them off an extra loser now and then. A lot of pros risk $1,000 or
more per bet. (We have one subscriber who told us he risks $11,000 per bet.)
At that rate it doesn't take much to make our newsletter the Bargain of the
Century. We also have part-timers and a few recreational bettors, and many
of those choose to bet every play. Others pick and choose as they see fit.
The cost of picks in the newsletter works out to less than $2 each, so
anyone risking, much more than $50 per play figures to profit from our work.
- J. R.
Hello, JR. I have a question for you. I'm not quite sure where to turn. I
used to do business with English Sports Betting and requested a $2000
payout. I got the check, which bounced, and the bank is telling me that it's
fradulent. They came out with a whole song and dance and, they have promised
me NUMEROUS times to send me the money via western union and, have given me
the runaround each time. It's becoming clearer and clearer to me that I'm
never going to see that money.
I need your advice as to how I should proceed. Do you have the name and
phone # to an attorney that would take on a case such as this? I'm
absolutely desperate, as I'm currently going through a bankruptcy, death in
the family, and I have just been laid off, and, those $2000 are remarkably
important to me right now.
Any help that you could provide me would be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely, J. P. C.
How about it? Can anyone help us with this?
We've gotten several responses to the above letter, none of them good. We
advise everyone to stay away from English Sports Betting.
you offer anything less than a month as a trial?
Are there any discounts for Canadian subscribers?
If I decide to pay with Money Order, do you accept Canadian Dollars?
Thanks, D. B.
Thank you for your interest. The cost of the plays
in Mr. Miller's newsletter works out to about 50 cents each. We offer no
subscriptions for less than one month.
We have many subscribers from Canada, all of which pay us in US$. I
think you can simply request US$ when you get the money order.
I should mention that we do not encourage non-gamblers, beginning
gamblers, or people under 21 years old to participate. Our materials are
tailored specifically for experienced gamblers, successful part-time sports
bettors and/or full-time professionals. Good luck. - Nita, Office Manager
decided to use (your newsletter) this year for (NFL) preseason
games...Whenever I tried to handicap preseason football I lost so I have not
bet the preseason for years. I'm a nickle player* so I have made over $2200
off you I would not have made without you. Go ahead and sign me up (to
Professional Gambler Newsletter) for 6 months... -H.W.T.
* (A "nickle player" is someone who risks $500 to
$550 per bet...)
being attacked on
popular message board). I thought I'd let you know in case you
want to defend yourself... - J.K.
stopped arguing with anonymous attackers hiding behind phony names.
Contributors to message boards ("forums") are often not
who they claim. The same person sometimes contributes to the same forum
under two or more false names, and there's a reason for that. Sportbook
managers, for example, are known to contribute while pretending to be
handicappers, claiming to give good advice while touting their own sportbook.
Many even purposely recommend erroneous betting and/or handicapping
Think about this: Just suppose a sportbook manager suspected that our
web site helped bettors win...Do you think he would have anything good to
say about us?
Sports touts, too, can hide behind fake names and
recommend their own web site, pretending to be customers of that site. They
can also claim they lost money with our newsletter, even though we've never
heard of them.
Touts regard us as their enemy, and they are correct. Even the guy
running the forum web site can use different names to start arguments, build
interest and add 'hits' to his web site. There have even been postings
claiming to be from US, using our name, and, worse, we suspect the people
running the forums were fully aware of the fraud.
We have nothing to defend. Our balls are on the line every day at our
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for anyone to see, and our betting philosophy is easily found in the
articles at our
We are confident that potential subscribers are too smart to believe
someone hiding behind a phony name. We've seen a posting where the fellow
claims to have tracked us for two years - that's well over 4,000 plays - and
he declares we never had a winning month!
We do NOT encourage beginning gamblers or nongamblers to subscribe to
our newsletter. Our newsletter is tailored for successful veteran
handicappers. I can tell you this: I know of no successful gambler who
wastes his time at forums. If you ever see us on one, you're being scammed,
and you're likely being scammed by the guy who actually runs the forum.
How many bets do you make over a year? How much money do you make? -G.K
We expect upwards of 2,000 plays per 12-month period. October is our "slow"
month because of the lack of baseball, basketball and hockey plays...The NFL
is our main action in October. Over all, in our newsletter, we expect to
make a profit of between 65 and 100 bets per 12 months...but not EVERY 12
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