Try now:
sport picks for
every sport and season

Richie Baccellieri

In case you don't know me, for years people in Vegas knew Richie B as a kind of linesmaker's linesmaker - a kind of numerical purist who, when every other sports book in Vegas was posting Ohio State (-7) over Texas, I was saying... "NO! It ought to be Ohio State (-8)!"

I took a position. I didn't just put up a "betting middle" where I could draw even betting action from both sides. Instead - if I really felt the Buckeyes were stronger than generally thought - I'd put up (-8) or even (-9) and dare the bettors, "Come and get me! Prove me wrong!"

And they couldn't do it! My house would clean up when heavy hitters like Roger King and Kerry Packer would take up my dare and lay $250,000 on Texas and get killed.

Last year - my maiden season as a public handicapper - with a group of private players to join me -

  • We went 79-47 for 62.7%.
  • In weeks, we went 12-5 (two weeks we lost only on the vig).
  • If you bet flat $100 units, you cleared $2,730.
  • If you took my recommended units, you made over $10,000.
  • And of course, if you rolled your profits over as you went along, you made much, much more.

Chad Millman, described me as Vegas' Oddsmaker, in his book: "The Odds: One Season, Three Gamblers and the Death of Las Vegas". He went on to say that "Richie Baccellieri is a throwback. His renegade attitude is more Wiseguy than Bookmaker".

I've always said that there's absolutely no mystery to beating the Las Vegas Spread. It's only a number. There are those in this business, salesmen mostly, who will tell you it's tricky and hard to figure... That only a handful of people are really "in the know" They know stuff you don't know. Get "inside" word you never hear about and win money you lose.

It doesn't work that way at all. Beating the spread is a very straight forward proposition. The information is available to anyone who has the time and patience to dig for it and the expertise to know what's important and what isn't. If you do your due diligence, look behind the numbers, get a general idea of who can beat who, compare the style of play, visualize the matchups (man on man, style vs style). Sure it's work. But hard work is what it takes to succeed at anything.

I spend 80 hours a week at this job. I track games all day long.

That is the real difference between the part time handicapper who's got a pretty good opinion, which maybe describes you and...

The dedicated full-time obsessed, football-obsessed goggle-eyed-from-watching-too-many-games professional handicapper... Which is Me.

That's why you should be with me this season. I am on the case all day, every day. So that by the time you get your selections, I have been tracking your games all week-long - from Sunday Night to the moment you log into the web site.

Handicapper Services
Richie Wednesday Baseball Crusher

Want a game that doesn’t make you sweat to the final out? Richie’s Baseball Crusher is as drama free as it gets! $15 for an easy winner!

Thursday Soft Numbers Equal Cold Hard Cash

Prime Time Is Money Time For Richie B.Soft Numbers = Cold Hard Cash! Won last Thursday’s only play with Steelers / Ravens UNDERMy numbers say we will sweep Thursday Night

Richie B 2014 Big Bucks Football

Richie B with his juiciest Football offer ever!THE BIG LIE - THE BIG TRUTH - THE BIG BUCKSGuaranteed 70% September or you play October FREE!

Richie B. Football September Profit

Win September and Start October With Thousands in Vegas’s Money In Your Stash!

Richie B Big Game Football 2014

Ex-linesmaker Richie Baccellieri—Richie B. for short—is ready for another winning football campaign! If you were with him last September when he set the world on fire with his 69.6% winning percentage, you already know what Richie is all about: finding winners and exposing "dumb" Vegas lines. He knows all about these numbers: he was head linesmaker for Caesar’s Palace, the MGM Grand, and the Palms for 27 years, and he NEVER had a losing season! He was in charge of protecting the house... now he’s here to help you beat it!

Richie Ball Baseball Service

If the first three months of the season are any indication, it’s going to be a very profitable 2014 Baseball Season! Call me every day and get my top 2-3 plays on the baseball sked, whether they’re sides, totals or parlays.

Latest blog posts
Brett Smiley: How to Bet Football More Like a Sharp and Less Like a Sucker
How to bet on football more like a sharp and less like a sucker

By Brett Smiley (special contributor to

From September 21, 2012

You’ve got some action but do you really have a clue? Maybe. More likely you’re part of the uninformed, reactive public that bets for entertainment. There’s nothing wrong with that (except your ticket). But if you’re interested in making a profit, you can recalibrate your sports betting approach, follow telling trends, ignore popular sentiment and put your bankroll where the sharps do.

The house always wins, but it doesn’t beat everyone.

To bring you…

Vegas and the NFL: How the league plays both sides

LAS VEGAS - We've seen how the NFL paints the dirty little secret, the one that may not be so dirty after all.

By the end of this weekend, sports books in this town expect to surpass a handle of $100 million on Super Bowl Sunday, making it the single-greatest day in sports gambling history. A seminal moment for the gaming industry and another awkward pause for the NFL's billion-dollar industry.

While commissioner Roger Goodell has spent years publicly keeping sports wagering at arm's length, its impact on the game is undeniable.

"If they wanted to stop gambling, they'd stop…

Latest news
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • MLB
Cards RB Dwyer arrested, deactivated

Phoenix, AZ ( - Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested on multiple charges Wednesday and police said his alleged victims included a 27-year-old woman and Dwyer's 18-month old child.

Read More →
Ravens QB Flacco misses practice

Owings Mills, MD ( - Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was absent from Wednesday's practice with what the team said was an illness -- reportedly a cold that's not expected to sideline him for this weekend's game in Cleveland.

Read More →
Southern says player was eligible

Baton Rouge, LA ( - Southern University announced Wednesday starting left tackle Reginald Redding was eligible to play in a recent non- conference game despite his comment to the media this week.

Read More →
Dorm Report: Immaturity still plaguing Winston

Philadelphia, PA ( - If you're a college football fan and have been wondering when Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston would make his next idiotic, self-deprecating move, the wait is now over.

Read More →
Dorm Report: Loyd's new flock of Ducks

Philadelphia, PA ( - Marcus Mariota dropped back and threw a 5-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter against Wyoming on Saturday.

Read More →
Mercury edge Sky to claim WNBA title

Chicago, IL ( - Phoenix center Brittney Griner watched from the sidelines as her teammate Diana Taurasi came through in the clutch.

Read More →
Nuggets' Hickson gets 5 games for drugs

New York, NY ( - Denver Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson was suspended five games without pay for violating the NBA's anti-drug program, the league announced on Wednesday.

Read More →
Kings to retire Stojakovic's jersey

Sacramento, CA ( - The Sacramento Kings announced Tuesday that the club will retire the No. 16 jersey of Peja Stojakovic this coming season.

Read More →
Twins rally to beat Tigers, win series

Minneapolis, MN ( - Brian Dozier had two hits and two RBI, including the go-ahead triple as the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 8-4 on Wednesday night.

Read More →
Beltran's wife has miscarriage

St. Petersburg, FL ( - The wife of New York Yankees star Carlos Beltran has had a miscarriage, the player and the team said Wednesday night.

Read More →

Forgot password

Keep me logged in