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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Beware of Jeff Hamstra and his Sports Handicapping Service

Streaksmarts Review - A Fraud and a Rip Off

A month ago a friend of mine purchased a month's worth of picks from this website, and for the low price of $50.  He was a bit skeptical because lets be honest, more sports handicappers online are not very good and you will be lucky if you can find someone that has a win percentage over 55%.

Since it was cheap, he went ahead and bought it on the off chance that this guy might be for real.

He was wrong as Jeff Hamstra the owner of the website was full of it.  My buddy used all of his picks on a weekly basis and he ended up with the biggest losing streak he has ever experienced losing a total of $3,500  for using his picks.

The guy had an average win of 36.43%!!!!  How in the world can he call himself a handicapper.  Most people just by guessing at random can get a higher percentage than that.

So as stated on his website, he asked for his money back.

The answer was that he would never see his money back and that it's just tough luck that he has a bad month.

The moral of the story is do a search before you decided to buy picks from sports handicappers.

So to end this review of Streaksmarts and Jeff Hamstra, stay away from that guy and his so call handicapping service.

Here is his information so you know that this is the person to stay away from:

Phone: 330 612 4498

Saturday, October 4, 2014

NFL Week 5 Picks

Alright people, it's time for my NFL Week 5 Football picks and I hope everyone is ready to make some money this week!

Detroit Lions Will Destroy the Buffalo Bills

This year, the Lions have a definitively better team then the Bills and Detroit's defense is second in the league against the pass, allowing 186.5 yards per game

Predicted Score: Detroit 28 Buffalo 21 so take Detroit at -7.5

Atlanta Falcons will take the Spread Against the NY Giants

I'm going on a limb on this one and it will make or break my reputation but even though Atlanta has had a bad streak on the road and are short handed with 3 starters on the injured list, the NY Giants will not cover the spread.

Predicted Score: Giants 24 Atlanta 21 so take Atlanta at +5.5

On another note, right now is the time to shop around for your backup sportsbook as all of the sportsbook right now are fighting to get you to play with them!  Right now, I've been doing a bit of shopping around on the internet and have found some great sportsbook promotions ranging from 50% to even 300% bonuses from some excellent sportsbook.

My personal recommendation right now is to go open a sports betting account at 1Vice since they are currently offering up to 300% bonus if you deposit $800 or more.  For some it may be too much but its not a problem because you can still get a 200% bonus with a $500 or more deposit.

If you are looking for a Cash Bonus, open an account with BetMayor as they are offering up to 100% CASH Bonus!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Betmayor Sportsbook Review

For those of you out there who have just one sports betting account.

You probably know that once your name is out there, you become the target of every other sportsbook out there.
Yes, its true, your name get's sold around by employees of the companies and you become a gambling commodity.

So it was no surprise when I received an email asking me to join the sportsbook.

Since I had just gotten a payment and am always on the lookout for decent bonuses, I thought I would look into it.

Betmayor appears to be a fairly new book as I did a search online for betmayor review and only found a few entries about it ranging from good to be careful.

Since they are currently offering 100% cash bonus, I thought I would give it a try.  I opened an account and within minutes someone from their sales department called me.  I told them I was interested in depositing to get the 100% cash bonus.

He wanted me to deposit $500 to get it.  I ended up depositing $300 to get it with a 10x rollover.

So far so good.  I sent them the deposit and started betting right away.  After a couple of weeks, I had met the rollover and had doubled my money.

Now came the time to get a true feel of this book.  I requested a $500 payout...

The process was fairly smooth and they told me that I would receive my payout within 48 hours.  Two day passed and nothing...

I was starting to sweat a bit but since I had requested the payout around 4pm ET, I figured that it wasn't going to get processed until the next day.

Day 3 arrived and as I was beginning to think I got ripped off, I received an email with payout info.  What a relief!

Right now, my balance with them is currently a bit over $400 and since I have been winning with them, I am wondering if they will close my account like many small books do when a winner signs up with them.  I will keep you all posted when I ask for my next payout.

Would I recommend them to a friend?  I would but only to my friends that are weekend bettors since I do not yet have a good grasp on whether this company will stick around for the long run or not.

If you are interested in opening an account with the just go to,

Monday, July 14, 2014

Great Pre NFL and College Football Sportsbook Deals

As the American football season is rapidly approaching, many online sportsbooks have begun to offer pre NFL and Pre College Football promotions.

Here are 2 promotions from bookmakers that I am using that might be worth taking  look at:

Bet on Sports at 1vice Early Bird Special

This sportsbook is known for three things.  ALWAYS giving out payouts in a fast and efficient manner, awesome bonuses and having a strong sense of ethics.

This year, they are having an amazing 100% Cash and 100% Freeplay bonus or a 200% Freeplay Bonus when you deposit $500 or more before August 3rd, 2014.

Click here to receive this bonus

New Parlay Odds at BetOnlineBetOnline 50% Bonus is one of the most reputable sportsbook in the industry and even though they have no need to give out large bonuses, they keep surprising us with their 50% NFL Bonus.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

2014 World Cup Bracket Tournaments are in Abundance

For those of you out there who are soccer/football fans and are eagerly awaiting the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil you might want to check out the numerous World Cup Bracket Tournaments available out there.

I was looking for a tournament to participate in and did a quick Google search and wow. I was blown away at the number of bracket contests out there.

Here are the World Cup Bracket Contest that caught my attention:

The Big Prize World Cup Bracket with a Catch

The one with the biggest prize is the $160-$175 million contest at  The prize money is an estimate as the prize is actually 280,000 bitcoins and the catch is that a minimum of 99,000,000 tickets will have to be registered before the start of the World Cup or the contest will not be held. Deposits made would be refunded upon request in that event.

The $10,000 Betonline World Cup Bracket

This is one is from a known sportsbook that often have large contests and have a good reputation to boot.
Click here to Register for it

The 1Vice $2,000 World Cup Bracket Contest

This is the first time that 1vice, a medium size book has started it own bracket contest instead of sponsoring one.  This world cup contest is a one person wins it all contest where you just need to make a $250 deposit(your deposit is yours to play wager with) into your account and you are entered in the contest.  You can also purchase additional contest entries for $25.
Click Here to Register for it

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The NFL Draft is Over and Only MLB, NBA and NHL to Bet On

So the NFL Draft is over and we had some nice draft surprises like Shayne Skov the linebacker from Stanford who was expected to make it in round 4 who ended up signing up as a free agent with the Oakland Raiders.

One of the interesting tidbits that probably only a few people noticed is that no one from the Texas Longhorns were picked in this year's NFL draft.  Something that hasn't happened in 77 years.  On the other side of the coin, Baylor had the most players drafted with a total of 5.

To be honest, I can't wait for the NFL season to be back as I've tried my hand at doing some MLB picks and I can honestly say that I am struggling to stay with a 24-30 record.

Monday, January 20, 2014

The Benefits of Foreign Investment - Real or Not

So recently I decided to expand my investment portfolio because I am not getting any older and one day, I will completely retire, it was time to make sure my future was set.

Sure, I have some pretty good(or at least I think I do) real estate investments abroad and have a pretty steady gig with my sports betting picks but it never hurts to be prepared.

So I decided to try my hand in investing in foreign markets as I was reading that it's a great way to diversify your portfolio.

I am currently looking at a few of the top foreign investment companies and I have to say that I am overwhelmed with all of this information and am starting to wonder abut how safe is investing abroad.

Any help would be much appreciated as to what is the best way to invest abroad and which companies are safe and secure but also have the best ROI.

Gaming Company to Help the Jamaican Bobsled Team

So I just read this press release from  I normally would think that a press release from an online sportsbook would be just a way for them to get some free advertisement but in this case, I think that their heart is somewhat in the right place.

you be the judge as here is the press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2014 Gaming Company to Help the Jamaican Bobsled Team San Jose, Costa Rica – Sports entertainment and gambling company 1vice S.A. has created a financial campaign to help the Jamaican Bobsled team to help them with the cost of going to the 2014 Winter Olympics Games in Sochi, Russia. As two-man bobsled team, led by 46-year-old Winston Watts, has earned itself a place in the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, they still have one obstacle to face, an $80,000 bill to cover travel and equipment cost.

If the Jamaican Bobsled team can come up with the money, it will be the first time in 12 years that Jamaica will have a presence in the Winter Olympics.

Unfortunately, the Jamaican team led by 46-year-old Winston Watts is not supported by Jamaica and are asking the public and companies for help.

President of 1vice S.A., Johnathan Griffin is a long time supporter of the Olympic Games and what they represent and has taken the initiative to help the Jamaican Bobsled team by offering his gaming client the chance to help out.

For every deposit made between January 20th, 2014 and January 29th, 2014, Mr. Griffin will give donate $5 to the Jamaican Bobsled team. In addition, any of his players who wish to make a contribution from their 1vice betting account; Mr. Griffin will match that donation.

“Ever since I saw the movie Cool Running with John Candy about the first Jamaican Bobsled team, I have been a huge fan of theirs and have been following them throughout their history.” said Mr. Griffin. “I strongly believe in what the Olympics represent and about underdog teams that have heart and high hopes which is why I want to do everything I can to help out.”

Winston Watts and brakeman Marvin Dixon of the Jamaican Bobsled team advanced through qualifying races in St. Moritz and now only have two more weeks to come up with the money.
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