Over a 3 month period, an Oklahoma City man transforms his life from rags to riches. Could this turn into his new business? Exclusive story of this man's transformation of working "for the man" to "becoming the man"
When Scott Foley, a 36 year old unemployed Oklahoma City native took up sports gambling in the winter of 2012, he never could have dreamt of what would happen to him just a few months later. A series of misfortunes had threatened to send him into bankruptcy until he discovered a new way out. Scott had lost his job in August of 2012 when the plant he worked at suddenly and unexpectedly shut down. With only a few months’ rent saved up and seemingly down on his luck, Scott took a gamble, both literally and figuratively, and began gambling on sports.
After quickly losing most of his savings during the first month of the 2012 NFL season, Scott turned to outside help for advice. That help came in the form of an unnamed sports advisor who works for TheVegasInsiders.com, a trusted name in sports investment consultation industry according to NFLexpertpicks.org who covers news and stories in the sports consulting industry.
When the staff here at NFL Expert Picks reached out to them to speak with the particular advisor who had helped Scott, they declined to provide any information and insisted that their employees work strictly under the cloak of anonymity due to their intricate relations within the sports gambling and bookmaking world in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, they did make a point to express that what they do is "Sports Investor Consulting” and not to be confused with sports gambling.
We did however receive this quote from Scott after numerous attempts to reach out to him, “What I did over the next few months was nothing short of amazing. Over a 3 month period, I turned my remaining $300 savings into a $125,000 fortune by picking mostly NFL games, along with some College Basketball.”
Though Scott insisted the easy money and fast fortune hasn't gone to his head, he was quick to point out his brand new car and condo that were among the first purchases in his new life of luxury. When asked if he still intends to gamble on sports, his answer was clear. Scott said “I still work with the same advisor, who essentially plays the role of a stock broker, creating a personalized investment strategy for particular games on my behalf.”
While the reporters here at NFL Expert Picks wouldn't suggest running to your nearest bookie and starting to wager your life savings on football games, sports gambling has been slowly gaining momentum as a safer alternative to the turbulent and volatile stock market over the last 5 years as we have seen lately here by tracking the inflows of money into sports and the outflow of capital out of the market.
Wall Street executives continue to get rich, while investors pay the price for advice that is often arbitrary or biased. The result is that most stock investments will have worse odds than a coin flip. Foley explains how his advisor uses cutting edge software and statistical analysis, along with time tested experience, to turn coin flips into profitable odds. Although, it may not be for everyone, it certainly turned out to be Scott Foley's ticket to paradise.
As another NFL season begins, one has to wonder how many more stories we'll hear like Scott's, and how many more people will to turn to sports investment, as opposed to gambling on the stock market as a way to invest in their futures. Is it something you'd ever turn to if you lost your job? Would you consider this too risky of a business or something worth a shot?
Source: NFL Expert Picks