Do I live in a mansion?
Do I want to?
You bet your ass I do.
Will I one day from sports betting?
Some people do.
Dave Oancea, also known as ‘Vegas Dave’ is one of those guys. Dave is a sports betting professional based in Las Vegas.
He mainly bets on baseball and American football but has been known to throw a few hundred thousand dollars on UFC events as well.
Dave bet a cool $1 million on UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate to win her fight in July 2016.
One thing I’ve noticed about Dave is he doesn’t always look for “value.”
He will bet favourites in a match, and sometimes heavy favourites.
He mostly bets on baseball and I often see his winning slips and a lot of the time he’s betting favourites at odds of around 1/2.
He also loves parlays or multiples. This is where you put two “sure things” together into a bet to double up on your odds and enjoy more winnings.
I’ve seen him have some outside winners in the 6/4 range and the like, but generally his picks agree with the bookmakers.
He is successful because he is not trying to “beat the bookmakers”.
He’s simply betting on the most probable outcome, and that comes from him studying the sport he’s betting on.
This makes him certain of a result; and, if anything, the bookmakers’ odds can probably solidify his thought that his selection is correct.
What he’s not doing is betting on 5/1 outsiders in the hope that occasionally they’ll win.
What he does is he bets on probable outcomes, and that comes from his knowledge of the sport he is betting on.
He is known to avidly watch NFL and NBA and has an in-depth knowledge of the sport. He isn’t betting on hunches, but he believes he gets his “edge” from trusting what he sees with his own eyes.
He won’t pick something because it’s “value” but because he knows that he has the best chance of winning with that selection.
Miesha Tate was a big favourite for her 2016 fight, but Dave didn’t care. He could have been cashing in $400,000 if she had won and that turns into a very good day, week, month or even year at the office.
When you have $1 million to play with, you could make one decent winning bet a year and live a pretty comfortable life.
It’s highly likely that Tate will deliver and put yet another six figures into Dave’s bank account.
Dave can do this because he’s already won over a long period of time.
Dave can be found on Twitter.
Dave is somebody all gamblers, professional or otherwise, should look up to.
He stakes huge amounts of money on baseball every week and, guess what – he actually wins.
His betting record is actually pretty sick if you look at it.
He has winning days, months and years.
He very rarely makes a losing pick.
I don’t know how he does it and I’d love to know.
You can sign-up to his tips at his website: http://www.itsvegasdave.com
I am not an affiliate for this guy. I just know that he does great things with regards to sports betting.
He’s even slowly being banned by many sports books in his home country.
Unfortunately, that’s the reality of sports betting.
Bookmakers aren’t in the business to let you have their money.
If you consistently win large amounts of money, you can be pretty sure that you will be banned from ever placing another bet with that bookmaker.
He posts up winning tickets for tens of thousands and even hundreds of thousands of dollars weekly on his Twitter and Instagram accounts.
It’s funny that the second most-searched term after ‘Dave Oancea Net Worth’ is ‘Dave Oancea Scam’.
This guy is not a scam artist.
He really lives it.
How do I know?
Because I’ve seen the mansion he lives in.
He shares his whole life pretty much on Instagram.
He’s the guy who famously won $2.5 million on the Kansas City Royals after they won baseball’s World Series.
He also wagered $77,000 on Miesha Tate to beat Holly Holm as a massive underdog in their UFC bout… and she won, netting him an easy six figures of profit.
July 2016 update: Miesha Tate lost her fight and Dave lost $1 million of winnings.
You could say that’s a bad day at the office for Dave. He will learn from that defeat.
He’s simply a gambler who lost a bet.
His stake just happened to be $1 million.
Was it the wrong bet?
Absolutely, because it lost.
I don’t think Dave was using the 3% of his bank rule on that one. He’s a rich man but he’s not got $300 million stored away.
You could say he was trying to turn a few heads, make himself a bit more noticed and he was betting with his emotions rather than his head.
He’d already won money on Miesha Tate in the past and he had almost more belief in her than she did that she would win again.
He probably underestimated her opponent in the same way she did, and both were licking their wounds when Tate was knocked out in the very first round.
This is why it’s so important to know your opponent.
You are nearly always betting against a team or person as much as you are betting for one.
Anyway, back to Dave, he also famously wagered on the Dallas Cowboys to win the Superbowl as underdogs during the season and was sat in the third row to watch as they beat the Carolina Panthers at Superbowl 50 with relative ease.
This guy is living the dream is he not?
You’d think that every bookmaker in the country would have banned this guy by now.
The thing is, they make millions every year and what Dave wins from them is a drop in their ocean.
He also bets basketball.
He picks winners.
He’s a one-off.
And he clearly knows his shit.
Learn from him.
This is an excerpt from my book ‘The Online Sports Betting Bible’, available on Amazon.