They call him “Smokin’ Dave Cokin,” a longtime Las Vegas sports handicapper, radio and TV personality, a sports loving, media mogul who continues to make history as one of the nation’s top sports gaming analysts. Dave is an industry insider, knowing the stats and stars better than anyone while understanding immediately the dynamics of line movement on any contest. Is it public overreaction? A bad number? An injury? A bad on-field matchup? Or a bad off the field coaching mismatch? Dave knows right away, which helps him to play or pass.
Dave has co-hosted national network sports shows with legendary figures such former Coach Matt Guokas, baseball star Pete Rose, Bill Raftery, Dick Versace and Johnny Orr. Dave is presently heard weekdays from 1-3 PM on ESPN920 in Las Vegas as part of the “DC and the Sunshine Man” sports show.
Dave is a featured columnist in national publications, such as the Sports Betting Guide and the Jim Feist Football Annuals, and is regularly in demand as a gaming insider on sports talk shows across the country. He’s been a featured panelist on the longest running sports handicapping show, “Proline”, since 1993 on USA Network and the web.
His trademark chapeau has sparked nicknames for him (“The Cat in the Hat”) and his coveted plays (“Under the Hat release”). Dave was voted as the 2004 and 2006 Nevada Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. No wonder Dave Cokin was tagged by noted author Martin Mendelsohn as the “Ted Williams of the sports service industry,” a moniker that Dave, a longtime Red Sox fan who grew up in Rhode Island, relishes. The only difference is that Dave occasionally tips his cap!
Daily Picks & Season Packages
Dave Cokin CFB TV Game of the Month - Sat
Smokin’ Dave Cokin has found a college football game, his CFB TV Game of the Month for you to watch and win September 2!
Dave Cokin CFB High Roller Champ - Sat
Smokin’ Dave Cokin has a High Roller Championship Play ready to roast the Vegas books in College Football (Saturday, Sept. 2)
Dave Cokin CFB High Roller Window-Fri (Sept. 1)
Smokin’ Dave Cokin steps up with an elite High Roller release for College Football Week 1 (Sept. 1), his WINDOW PLAY, a $500 top
Dave Cokin CFB Under the Hat - Fri (Sept 1)
Smokin’ Dave Cokin is set to roast the books with a blockbuster college football release, his coveted CFB Under the Hat release
Dave Cokin MLB 2-Team Doubeheader- Monday
Smokin’ Dave Cokin is set to roast the books with a a pair of baseball Value winners to bust your book tonight.
Dave Cokin Under the Hat Play - Monday
Smokin’ Dave Cokin is set to roast the books with a blockbuster baseball release, his coveted MLB Under the Hat release
Dave Cokin NFL High Roller Window- Sun (Sept 10)
Smokin’ Dave Cokin steps up with an elite High Roller release for Week 1 of the NFL regular season (Sept 10), his $500 WINDOW PLAY
Dave Cokin CFB Hi Roller Window -Friday (Sept 1)
It’s High Roller Window time! Smokin’ Dave Cokin steps up with an elite High Roller release for College Football Week 1
Dave Cokin NFL Week 1 Rout - Sunday, Sept. 10
Smokin’ Dave Cokin has a big Week 1 NFL release ready to get the $$$. Get the inside scoop from a Vegas pro with Dave’s NFL Week 1
Dave Cokin NFL Week 1 Double Play -Sun (Sept. 10)
Smokin’ Dave Cokin has a pair of Week 1 NFL releases - a season win total + a Week 1 game. Get the early jump on the NFL campaign