So I been thinking how to compose a thoughtful , respectful and well written forum post on this issue for a while now.
Disclaimer; I am a premium member … I love RG , I rock the RG tags proudly. I recommend RG to everyone in at least half a dozen Facebook groups I am in and I do it often. I know there is real work of value being done here and for $40 a month is a great value. And anything you read below that you interpret as being disrespectful, unappreciative or disingenuous, then YOU are misunderstanding my point and you need to go back and reread it.
With that said ….
THERE IS A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL FOR PEOPLE WHO TOUT THINGS THAT ARE NOT BEATABLE. Like sports betting !! (horse racing and casino games included) Where I come from sports touts are NOT looked upon very favorable. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A WINNING SPORTS BETTOR. THEY DO NOT EXIST.
It all started last year with the Warren Sharp articles. Warren Sharp isnt beating anything. He is not now, nor every been a winning sports bettor. There is no proof ANYWHERE that ‘following line movements’ can turn a NEG EV situation into a POSITIVE EV situation. Yet I seen winning RG hosts that I totally respect as winning dfs players, totally sing his praises. It was gross and an embarrassment. The only thing Warren Sharp beats is the people he manages to con that sign up for his ‘service’.
Now this year, RG has gone completely crazy offering or touting sports betting advice. And whether its said or unsaid , RG presents there respected DFS analysts as winning sports bettors and they are not. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A WINNING SPORTS BETTOR. THEY DO NOT EXIST. And maybe RG doesn’t present them as winning sports bettors , but RG certainly doesn’t say or do anything stating that they are not.
Until someone can figure out how to beat the 11 to win 10 part of the sport betting equation there will never be A LIFETIME or CAREER WINNING SPORTS BETTOR. There is no one in the history of time, that has picked 54% or 55 % winners over a X(amount of years) period of time, that it would require to become a A LIFETIME or CAREER WINNING SPORTS BETTOR.
NO SYSTEM, NO AMOUNT OF MONEY MANAGEMENT or NO SELF CONTROL can change a NEG EV situation into a POSITIVE EV situation.
Look , I know , sports betting is about to become the next big thing … and I know people are willing to pay for this type of advice , and most people are not looking to quit there day job and become professional sports bettors … and most are just looking for some help with wagers they are going to make anyways …
But when ( to a lesser degree ) your representing these touts as professionals, and that ( to a greater degree ) sports betting can be a winning thing or a viable option , ( see were doing it, kinda thing ) , that is a fraud. That is fraudulent.
So I wonder out loud , RG do you really want to be apart of something you know is a losing proposition anyways ? Sports touting is a dirty , ugly and SOUL LESS business .. yuck.
PS. I realize this might not be a popular position I am taking. So dont kick me out please.