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Get A Grip: The Official Sports Handle Betting Podcast
46 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
14. Aaron Rodgers Speculation Spells Betting Madness; All Aboard In Arizona!
Last Friday’s news dump about Aaron Rodgers’ possible retirement from football sent some sportsbooks spinning: what to do with win total and futures markets? Sharapan explains how some shops “book defensively” and shares tales about bag men looking to bet big... when they must have known something… and did. Then with an eye toward a big roster of sportsbooks for Arizona’s opening day, the fellas wonder, how many accounts/apps does the average guy have, and how many are funded? And we’re itching for some football. But booking preseason point totals? Brutal.
50 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
13. Easy Money In Spence-Pacquiao?; Why Correlated Parlays Don’t Fly; Olympics Betting Doesn’t Move Needle
Eric Raskin from US Bets joins to break down boxing’s status and reveals that he’s dropping a big bet on the Errol Spence-Manny Pacquiao fight. Dan is frustrated with limitations on parlay betting, so Dave explains why sportsbooks simply don’t or can’t allow most correlated parlays. Discussion of live golf betting, why Olympics betting doesn’t move the needle, and finally some words on the rise of best ball for fantasy football.
56 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
12: New York Sports Betting 'Matrix' Explained; Dan & Dave's Vacation Betting Takes
Sports Handle reporter Matt Rybaltowski joins to explain the cryptic New York road map. The guys then predict who will be in and out of the enormous NYS market. Sharapan and Back then share observations from the road, from the physical sportsbook experience to the value of Face ID technology.
48 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
11. Interview w/ ESPN's David Purdum on future of books, sharps, betting exchanges & bad apples
Dan Back welcomes ESPN's David Purdum on the podcast to talk about sports betting three years post PASPA. What are sharp bettors role in US regulated betting, will a betting exchange actually work in the US & thoughts on the Parlay Patz sentence.
54 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
10. Oh Canada...DB's sports betting experience in MI & Florida back in the news
In this week' episode Dan Back is joined by Sports Handle Editor in Chief Brett Smiley to discuss the new laws passed in Canada around sports bettting. Dan talks about an aggravating experience in mobile betting in multiple states....what do DraftKings and FanDuel have cooking in FL...and news and notes around Maine, Washington DC, and karaoke.
54 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
9: The Costs of Settling Jon Rahm Bets Either Way; MLB & Sticky Pitchers' Impact On Betting
In this week's episode, Consig is joined by Sports Handle editor-in-chief Brett Smiley to discuss all sports betting aspects of Jon Rahm's COVID-forced withdrawal from the PGA's Memorial Tournament while leading by 6, and the way books handled the unusual result; also Smiley lambasts MLB for its handling of just the latest cheating scandal and they consider how rampant rule violators have impacted honest, legal betting.
57 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
8. "Fight" night, Betting Illini & Numbers DO Lie (Sometimes)
Dave and Dan open with a throwback to start of prop betting (9:05), discuss the lack of odds at US books around the Logan Paul/Floyd Mayweather 'Fight'(12:22), the latest edition of bad betting legislation (28:50), what is the relevance of 'betting percentage' numbers (40:22) & we learn something new about producer Neuby (50:01) .
60 minutes | May 26, 2021
7. Knish vs. Portnoy/Barstool Beef; ESPNer Seizes on BetMGM's NFL Draft Goof
In this week's episode, Consig and Dan Back carve up the slab of beef between 'Joey Knish' and Barstool Sportsbook face Dave Portnoy, with a wider look at "bonus whores" and "board washers," and then shift to late night kiosk wagers in Las Vegas that allowed an ESPN betting personalty to win $300K on BetMGM's mismanaged NFL draft prop.
59 minutes | May 19, 2021
6. ‘Get A Grip’ Florida sports betting, DFS Fiasco & biggest post-PASPA surprises
It’s a three drink minimum as Dave Sharapan aka Sportsbook Consigliere and Dan Back of RotoGrinders examine the latest (and concerning) sports betting and DFS developments from Florida’s special session on gambling. Then post-PASPA biggest surprises and biggest non-surprises, plus a dash of ‘Cinnamon’ as the guys consider producer Neuby’s voice and career options.
57 minutes | May 12, 2021
5. 'Get a Grip': What is Sports Betting Innovation, Futures Betting & Booking
This week Sharapan is joined by Dan Back of RotoGrinders.com. They talk about how sports betting has grown with fantasy sports. The guys also spend some time discussing futures betting, innovation in regulated sports betting and if exchanges will work in the US.
52 minutes | May 5, 2021
4. 'Get a Grip': Action Network's $240M mega sale to Better Collective, And Smiley's Cross Examination
This week Sharapan and Smiley make sense of Better Collective's acquisition of U.S. competitor The Action Network for nearly a quarter billion dollars. A brief look at the Triple Crown races, horse racing's future and its relationship with sports betting. Plus Smiley's cross examination of Sharapan with a grab bag of random, cutting questions.
63 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
3. 'Get a Grip': Florida sports betting? Not so fast; NFL Draft & Lightning(ish) Round
This week Sharapan and Smiley discuss the deal in Florida: Is sports betting really coming, where, and who's taking the bets?! Some talk about NFL Draft betting and making futures numbers. An extended lightning round covering zombie apocalypse weapons and hockey goons, and some talk about fatherhood and the guys' fathers.
53 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
2. 'Get a Grip': The NFL got Sportbooks, Arizona adds betting & lightning round w/ Dave
In the debut episode, Sharapan and Smiley make introductions, break down the NFL’s ‘tri-exclusive’ official sportsbook deals; consider when enough sports betting advertising is enough; discuss the Askren-Paul boxing debacle; Smiley cross examines Sharapan with a wide-ranging Lightning Round; and they guys look at the Arizona sports betting market after its recent legalization.
3 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
1: 'Get A Grip` Podcast: Sharapan and Smiley get the ball rolling
In just under 3 minutes, Sharapan previews the show (debuts next week) and how the Consig-Smiley friendship began with love at first DM.
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