|NEW HANDICAPPER COMING NEXT WEEK|
By Kim Streat: November 20, 2020
Hello everyone. If you have been a member of PlayersInsider.com for any amount of time, you probably know who I am as I run the customer service team at this website and I have done so since 2008.
We have not hired a new handicapper here since 2012 so it is my pleasure to announce that next week, that will change. We are particular about the people we hire, as I have received well over 200 requests about this very subject over the last few years.
But, we finally decided on a person.
We are pleased to welcome Conley Picks to the site. Conley is young but in my interaction with him, he is a very respectful person with an extreme knowledge and passion for picking winners, which is what it is all about. As we have always said on this site, we do not care if it is a male or female, we do not care what race or religion or ethnicity, we do not care how old someone is... we only care if they offer a good product and are respectful while doing it.
Also, so many of you have asked me at one point or another about a handicapper who can specialize in Horse Racing and Conley checks that box. He also has a Football and Baseball system that is top notch and we feel his addition to our site only makes us stronger and better.
From dealing with so many of you, I know first hand how you guys get comfortable with your handicappers and I completely understand that. If you are a customer of one of the guys here or of Jen Barry, you generally stay in your lane. I know that will remain the same.
But, if you give Conley a chance I do believe he will have success for you and it will be just another person to make money with here at our site. And as always, myself and my staff are always here to help you with any questions you may have.
So, with that said, welcome Conley to the site and I look forward to working with him and all of you.
|WHAT ARE YOU ACTUALLY PAYING FOR|
By Rich Howser: November 10, 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.
|SHOULD YOU USE A HANDICAPPER|
By Frank Patron: July 29, 2020
Let's be honest, the sports handicapping business is not an honorable business for most guys. There are some shady characters out there that simply do the wrong thing. If I said otherwise, I am not sure many of you would take the rest of this article seriously. You know it, I know it, so why sugarcoat it!
That being said, there are some really, really good handicappers out there who do things the right way. As for me, I am so proud of my work on this website since 2008. I am also so proud of the way this website handles business. This site has stayed true to its core since day 1 and has never changed.
Now look, lets be honest again. In terms of me personally, have I won every single big game I have released. No I have not. Have I won every week, every month or even every year? No I have not.
I made my debut on this site April 27, 2008 and since then I have had just 1 losing year, which was 2016. Everything that could have gone wrong that year went wrong and I lost over a million units of profit.
But then I had a year like last year, 2019, when literally everything went right and I won over 1,200,000 Units of profit.
The fact remains that since my very first day on this site, with a rating system that has never changed, with an average rated play of about 25,000 to 30,000 Units, I have won nearly 5,000,000 Units. If you consistently played with me, you would have made money.
The funny thing to me is when I win, it is really silent out there. No "Good Jobs" come in. When I lose, it is like the world ended or something. Everyone forgets how to type, text or email when I win but somehow those powers come back to people when I lose and I am told I suck. It's quite amazing.
But, forget that for a second. To answer the question in the title, I do feel if you find the right handicapper who is good at his job, who is honest and who is hard working, you can and will make money.
Guys who jump around from handicapper to handicapper tend to not have great success because what you are trying to do is predict when that particular handicapper will be hot and that is not easy.
Also, you have to judge for yourself if it's worth it to pay for picks. If you bet 50 dollars a game, paying 29 dollars a day for picks is probably not wise.
But, if you are a bigger player, who works all week and does not have the time to handicap and research these games on your own, then yes, I feel using a handicapper is very beneficial. As long as you find the right person.
Whether it is me or one of the other 9 people on this website, I feel if you give any of us 30 to 60 days of your time, you will not be looking elsewhere for picks. I have 12 years on my side to prove that statement.
|LIVING IN A MANS WORLD|
By Jen Barry: August 25, 2020
Just so you guys know, I truly believe all the stuff going on in the world with these feminist movements is complete non sense. I actually hate it. I believe in gender roles for families as I'm old school, believe it or not. I believe the man should be the bread winner of a family while the woman should be the nurturing type for her kids and her husband. Why that role is sorta being demeaned by women out there is beyond me because to me, that role is so ultra important to families and kids growing up.
All that being said, when it comes to wagering, it's a man's world and I am in it because the man I was dumb enough to marry turned out to be a complete idiot who left his kids and his family back in 2008.
Some time passed and I was in need of work, so I began applying for jobs as a handicapper on numerous sites. (If you read my bio on my homepage you will understand why). I was turned down for all of them except for one, which happens to be PlayersInsider.com. I was told numerous things ranging from "the world is not ready for a female handicapper" to "we just do not believe male customers will buy your picks"
PlayersInsider.com has a great customer support team and the lady who runs it is named Kim. When I emailed in, she responded to me saying, "send me your picks for 30 days, if you do well, I will run this to my bosses and get you a spot on the site." I thought to myself, finally, a chance.
I sent my plays in to Kim for 30 days and I won 24 of those 30 days. True to her word, she got me a spot on this site and I have been here ever since. I have been treated beyond fairly by my bosses and the other men who have jobs here. They never looked at me as a woman handicapping games for men. They looked at me as a handicapper who can win for her clients.
I do firmly understand that men might not like trusting a woman for their handicapping needs. There have been guys I have dated through the years who have cooked dinners for me and I did not trust what I was about to eat. That's the truth. But, every time I thought that, I was wrong because some of the food was actually really good. I would like to believe that every guy who did not want to buy from me because I am a female has been wrong because my product, for the most part, has been really good.
On my page, all my numbers are posted. I have produced solid profits for all of my customers. In fact, for 3 straight years, I was the number one rated handicapper at this site based on my profit per my rating my system. My streak came to an end last year and to be honest, I will not be the #1 handicapper here in 2020 but I have still been pretty dang good through the years.
Yes, wagering is a mans world. I am completely OK with it. But this woman has done pretty well and like I always say, you will get my best effort because I literally have nothing else to fall back on.
For all who trusted me through the years. I appreciate you. For those who have not come around yet, for whatever the reason, give me a chance. I am hopeful to earn your business.
|THAT SLOW WALK BACK TO NORMALCY|
By Paul Leiner: August 8, 2020
It is great to have some of the major sports back, especially the sports that I have done well handicapping throughout my career. The pandemic damaged every industry and obviously sports wagering took a major hit as there were really no sports to bet on.
Just like in our personal lives, where things have changed drastically, our professional lives had to change as well. We had to adapt to the new landscape and that is exactly what I did.
I was throwing out free horse picks but to be honest, I did it for selfish reasons. Obviously I wanted to keep my handicapping skills sharp and that is something you all should respect but damn, I really love the action and betting on horses makes me think of my late father. We would so enjoy handicapping the races together and betting 2 dollar exactas plus we loved looking for some long shots to hammer. It actually brought back some fun memories for me and we did hit some really nice races during those pandemic months when everything else was shut down.
Another sport many of you do not know that I follow is the UFC. I had never released any fight-night picks on this site until the pandemic. To be honest, I do not even know why I was not releasing any picks but that will change as I will incorporate them as I feel there is money to be made with the UFC. We had some great success on my releases.
The point I am making is, in these unusual times WE ADJUST and WE MAKE MONEY. That is the bottom line. I have been on this site for over 12 years now and I am all about making my customers money. Every handicapper here knows we are not going to win every game we pick. Through the years I have won games I should have lost and I have lost games I should have won but over the long haul it is all about making a profit. No matter how much changes in our great country, that will always remain the same when it comes to sports wagering.
Finding those value plays among all the BS, that is my job. That is what a legit handicapper is paid to do. To research and spend all the time finding mismatches. The people that have followed me know that I love NBA Totals and to be honest I am probably one of the top handicappers out there when it comes to picking totals. I have always had a knack for weeding through the games and finding that OVER where the number is off.
I cannot even count how many emails I have received through the years asking me how the hell I knew that total was going to move. It is not unusual for me to give out a total in the morning and that game sees a line jump of 3 to 4 points. The good news is, most of those totals win anyway so the move does not matter.
I hope everyone and their families are safe and well. Things are beginning to get back to normal and part of that normalcy is me winning games for not only myself but my loyal following as well. There is nothing much better than that!