By Rich Howser: March 15, 2020
I felt this really needed to be written because while the handicappers here most often do not see the emails that come in, thanks to Kim and her dedicated customer service team, when we are alerted to some of the responses we receive, especially after a game loses, we literally just shake our heads.
Let me explain what you are actually buying when you purchase from anyone here on this site. You are purchasing the opinion of another human being. That person is being paid for the hard work he or she put in to help get you on the right side of games. If you have the expectation that every single time you pay a handicapper here that you are going to win every single game, you are going to be disappointed.
During the pandemic, when most of the world was sitting around waiting on an unknown, I took it upon myself to study and research Australian Rules Football and European Soccer. I literally knew nothing about either of those sports but I decided to work hard and try to figure them out. I was selling those plays at a discounted price and if I am being honest, I did not expect to get as many sales as I did.
I happened to turn a profit in each of the soccer leagues I handicapped as well as on my Australian Football plays. I was paid to do work that many of you, if not all of you, did not want to do or could not do for whatever the reason. I did not win every game, but I made myself and my clients money.
I have been on this site for 10 years now. NOT ONE SINGLE TIME HAVE I SEEN SOMEONE WRITE OR SAY THEY HAVE INSIDE INFORMATION ON A GAME THAT CANNOT LOSE.
No one has ever promised a game cannot lose. What we say are things like "we really like what we see here" or "we absolutely love this game" or "our hard work has led us to believe we are on the right side of this game." All of that is true.
That does not mean that we win ever single game but we do get paid for the work that we put in. And if we happen to lose a big game, we give extra days of service to try our best to make up for it.
But please understand this because I feel this is where the disconnect is in regards to unrealistic people. Great lawyers do not win every case, but they get paid for their work. Great doctors do not cure every disease or illness, but they get paid for their work. Great coaches do not win every single game, but they get paid for their work. Great field goal kickers do not make every single kick, but they get paid for their work.
Great handicappers do not win every single game. But we get paid for our work. And if you pay us, and you do not like the results, you have the option of firing us and never paying us again.
But to expect to win every single game... or even every single week is so stupid it is beyond comprehension to me.
You pay a handicapper to do the work and research that you are not able to do. Maybe you have a hunch on a game and you just want it reinforced. Maybe you have no clue on a game and you want to bet it anyway. Whatever the reason might be, always understand you are paying for the opinion of another human being and that opinion could be wrong from time to time.
All of this being said, while our opinions are not always accurate here... they do happen to be right way more than they happen to be wrong.