7craps
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February 1st, 2010 at 4:09:09 PM permalink
I can admit with 100% certainty the Wizard of Odds sites are the best - second to none.

On the lighter side...no math involved.

The questions are: Is Michael Shackleford the "NEW" Wizard?
Is this person, Lou Guild, the "OLD" wizard?

I saw something about the old wizard years ago on late night TV. He was a unique author.

here is a link

a quote from the book:
"Up to the time I first met Leo Guild I thought that figures went into sweaters and not books."
-- Bob Hope, from the foreword to "What Are The Odds" by Leo Guild.

Thanks Wizard for all your great hard work. Hope this puts a smile on your face.
winsome johnny (not Win some johnny)
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February 1st, 2010 at 4:42:17 PM permalink
Thanks for the kind words, and that link. I've always been the only "wizard" behind my sites. However, I'm not the only one to use the moniker that I do. I will have to add Leo Guild to the list. Personally, I got the idea from Donald' rel='nofollow' target='_blank'>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Angelini]Donald Angelini. When he went to prison I figured he wouldn't need it any longer.
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July 5th, 2018 at 8:45:36 AM permalink
hehe
there are many others that use "Wizard of Odds"

one reference in an article today (about sports betting)

cbssports.com

"The "Wizard of Odds" is on a red-hot 20-11 MLB run, hitting on 65 percent of his picks and raking in nearly $1,000 to $100 bettors in a short amount of time."

only 65%?

I am at 91.8% for the year (winning picks over NFL, NBA and MLB)
and my longest win streak so far this year is 57 bets in a row

I keep my system a secret


of course the "Wizard of Odds" is soooo cloooose to "the "Wizard of Oz"
they almost sound the same when spoken quickly
but from a photo, quite easy to distinguish between the two.
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July 5th, 2018 at 8:50:01 AM permalink
Quote: mustangsally

hehe
there are many others that use "Wizard of Odds"



I've been using that moniker for 18 years in the gambling space, so don't respect these other so-called wizards. However, I'm in no legal or moral position to complain. I fully admit I borrowed the name from Donald Angelini and that Alex Trebek hosted a game show, before Jeopardy, called the Wizard of Odds. I've always thought that would be a good chatting point if I ever get on the show.
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July 5th, 2018 at 12:28:44 PM permalink
1946, who knew.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/pwilley/529859524/
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August 8th, 2018 at 4:07:17 AM permalink
It's good to know more about the "Wizard of Odds" usage. Never knew that they may be utilized in many aspects as well.
lilredrooster
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August 8th, 2018 at 4:37:45 AM permalink
Quote: mustangsally

hehe
there are many others that use "Wizard of Odds"

one reference in an article today (about sports betting)

cbssports.com

"The "Wizard of Odds" is on a red-hot 20-11 MLB run, hitting on 65 percent of his picks and raking in nearly $1,000 to $100 bettors in a short amount of time."



your link refers to Stephen Oh, who, I think you are referring to. these are his results thru 8/7 according to https://www.gameadvisers.com/handicappers/stephen-oh/9079

𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘵: 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵............. ᴍᴀʀᴋ ᴛᴡᴀɪɴ
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August 9th, 2018 at 6:25:35 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pwilley/529859524/



I like the illustrations on the cover.
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