Catching up with ‘Vegas Dave’, who won millions by predicting the Super Bowl
Q: Were you nervous at all throughout the two weeks leading up to the big game or did you stay confident?
A: I was steady. I wasn’t going bet the game, but when (the line) went on to 6, I bet an extra $145,000 on them. I had a strong feeling they’d still win game.
Q: Were you nervous during the game, at least?
A: Even when they were up six points, I was still a little nervous. If Carolina got within three or so, they were one turnover away from taking the lead.
Q: Which big win, for you, was sweetest? The Broncos or when you predicted the Ravens years ago?
A: Broncos. The Ravens was like three years ago. I only put $8,000 to win a quarter million. But with Manning and Broncos, when Manning went down, I re-upped the ante again. I saw an opportunity because the odds skyrocketed to 15 to 1. Even if they were to win three and lose three without him, they’d still go to playoffs – and it turned out Osweiler won three of four. I was confident in this pick. I wrote a five-page article a week before the Super Bowl why Denver will beat Carolina, just like I did with the Royals, when I said they’d beat the Mets in the World Series.
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Q: Do you ever get upset at Twitter trolls?
A: I’m a business man. People say my picks are fake or photoshopped. I don’t know what else people want. I don’t care anymore. I don’t respond. I already know. They’re not at my level. No one wins $2.5 million on the Royals, $240,000 on Holly Holm and, $2.3 million on the Broncos. That’s three records in 90 days for $5 million.
Q: Now that football is over, are you actually bored?
A: No. Believe it or not, I’ve been doing research on baseball already and I already know who I’m taking in World Series. I have more confidence who is winning that than anything in my career. I’ve never had more confidence. I’m excited this year.
Q: Tell me about the service you offer for those who want consultation?
A: Right now, I’m offering an early bird baseball package with a discount. For advice on the whole regular season and futures picks, it’s usually $2,000 but you can get it for $1,500 now. You can play stock market, sure, but my returns are better.
I email you and people can bet what they want. It’s 100 percent profit. I teach money management. If you can read an email or push a button, you can do this business – and I’d say 80 percent are $100 bettors.