Chet Fussman for Bookies.com

Chet Fussman

Chet Fussman is a writer for Bookies.com. Fussman is a former horse racing writer and longtime sports editor of the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville. He's a poker and blackjack player and frequent sports bettor, who plans to send the U.S. Supreme Court a thank-you card for clearing the way for states to adopt sports wagering. Fussman's philosophy: Don't let the bad beats overshadow your winning ones.

Belmont Stakes Odds, Picks & Complete 2021 Handicapping Guide

Belmont Stakes Odds, Picks & Complete 2021 Handicapping Guide

There will be no Triple Crown winner in 2021 but there are plenty of intriguing storylines to watch ahead of Saturday's Belmont Stakes.

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Preakness Stakes Odds, Picks & Complete 2021 Handicapping Guide

Preakness Stakes Odds, Picks & Complete 2021 Handicapping Guide

From a wagering standpoint, Medina Spirit backers who were rewarded at 12-1 in the Kentucky Derby will have to settle for 2-1 or less in Saturday’s Preakness. That’s not a lot of value.

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Kentucky Derby Odds, Picks & Complete 2021 Handicapping Guide

Kentucky Derby Odds, Picks & Complete 2021 Handicapping Guide

The Kentucky Derby is not only the most famous race in the world, it’s also one of the best horse racing betting races. With such large fields, payouts on exotic wagers are generally lucrative. And even if the favorites win, at least you’ll be able to say you hit the Derby.

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Best Sports Stats Sites for Bettors

Best Sports Stats Sites for Bettors

As sports betting continues to gain favor across the U.S., so does the need for analytical and statistical sports wagering data. Our guide tells you the best sites with the most insightful tools.

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Breeders’ Cup 2020 Tips, Classic Picks & Longshots To Back

Breeders’ Cup 2020 Tips, Classic Picks & Longshots To Back

The 2020 Breeders’ Cup offers a demanding handicapping challenge with tempting payoff possibilities. Here are some trends, observations and tips to consider before placing your bets.

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How to Pay Taxes On Your Sports Betting Winnings

How to Pay Taxes On Your Sports Betting Winnings

Winning at sports betting is fun, exciting and financially rewarding. Paying taxes on those winnings is none of those things, but it’s necessary.

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How is the Point Spread Calculated?

How is the Point Spread Calculated?

Ever wonder how sportsbooks come up with their point spreads for NFL, NBA and college football games?

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Understanding Vigorish & How it Works

Understanding Vigorish & How it Works

The vigorish commonly referred to as “the vig” or “juice” is the amount you pay the house in exchange for the opportunity of placing your bet. Read more to find out how it should impact how you bet.

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Kentucky Derby Odds, Picks & 2020 Handicapping Guide To Race

Kentucky Derby Odds, Picks & 2020 Handicapping Guide To Race

It’s hard for any horse to win the Kentucky Derby. Looking at the morning-line odds for the 146th Run for the Roses, it may be hard for Tiz to Law to lose it. Check out our expert handicapping of the race!

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What Makes Kentucky Derby 2020 Different For Bettors

What Makes Kentucky Derby 2020 Different For Bettors

Everything about this year’s Kentucky Derby is different. The date, its order in the Triple Crown races, and how to handicap it. Here's everything a bettor needs to know about Saturday's 146th Run For The Roses.

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Handicapping Belmont Stakes 2020 Is A Unique Proposition

Handicapping Belmont Stakes 2020 Is A Unique Proposition

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Belmont Stakes Odds, Betting Analysis, Odds & 3 Horses To Back

Belmont Stakes Odds, Betting Analysis, Odds & 3 Horses To Back

The 152nd Belmont Stakes will be one of the most unique in its storied history, run as the first leg of the Triple Crown, at a distance three furlongs shorter than usual, and without a live audience.

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