Jimmy the Greek Sports Oddsmaker
One of the founding fathers of sports handicapping is Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder. As a teenager growing up in Ohio, Jimmy made close connections with the bookmakers around his town where he grew his affinity for the sports betting and handicapping world. In 1956, he moved to Las Vegas to pursue his passion full-time and become one of the most successful sports pickers in the history of sports handicapping.
He gained national acclaim by being featured on various NFL shows on networks such as CBS, to feature his weekly sports picks. While already well established amongst gambling circles throughout Las Vegas and beyond, Jimmy the Greek began to build his name even larger on the national scale through his new TV appearances. While sports betting was still illegal at the time and considered somewhat taboo, instead of giving outright picks on his TV segments, Jimmy the Greek would simply give out his final score predictions for games, which was a way for TV networks to circumvent the illegal sports handicapping aspect of his segment.
Jimmy the Greek is still considered to be one of the most famous and successful sports handicappers and pickers of all time. His legacy has only grown over the decades, and he’s even been featured in an ESPN 30 for 30 production about his life as a sports picker. Jimmy died in 1996 due to a heart attack, but the impression and influence he left on the sports betting world will never be forgotten.
After Jimmy the Greek’s passing, many are looking for someone to step up and take the thrown as the world’s best sports handicapper, and we have one of the best candidates in the world for that title on our own team. Jon Price is our founder and lead sports picker for the last 20 years in the industry, and he’s made his name as being the absolute best sports picker in the modern era. Considered a living legend of modern day sports handicapping, Jon Price has been the main feature of multiple Forbes Magazine articles, as well as features in the Huffington Post, Gambling911, and Yahoo Sports, just to name a few. Jon Price has also made his own headlines with multiple multi million dollar wagers over the years that he’s placed on high profile games like the Super Bowl. Mr. Price is no stranger to success and his clients are his biggest fans. Go ahead and google Jon Price and read what others have said about him. He’s arguabaly the greatest current sports picker in the country in terms of the four major American sports, as he’s not showing any signs of slowing down.