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Super Bowl Talk, AZCentral Bill GoodyKoontz, Jimmy Vaccaro

The Brad Cesmat Show

The Suns are struggling big time. The ASU athletic department is adding some key members. AZCentral film critic Bill GoodyKoontz (11:16 on podcast) joined Brad to discuss his thoughts on the Super Bowl broadcast elements. Jimmy Vaccarro (27:30 on podcast) gave the latest updates on gambling in Las Vegas during the big game. The post Super Bowl Talk, AZCentral Bill GoodyKoontz, Jimmy Vaccaro first appeared on Sports360AZ.

30mins

5 Feb 2021

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More Pac-12 Football Uncertainty, AZHS Football Scrimmages Underway, Jimmy Vaccaro From Las Vegas, azcentral Chief Film/Media Critic Bill Goodykoontz

The Brad Cesmat Show

Just as it appeared the Pac-12 was prepared to join the rest of the Power 5 conferences this fall, the outlook is more gloomy with COVID outbreaks in Boulder and Eugene. Brad and Eric discuss how this could be what drops the curtain on Commissioner Larry Scott’s run with the conference. South Point Casino Resort Sports Marketing Director Jimmy Vaccarro (14:54 on podcast) previewed Thursday Night Football, Lions-Cardinals Sunday in Glendale and the college football weekend which begins to ramp up on Saturday with the SEC starting. Plus, azcentral/Gannett Chief Film & Media Critic Bill Goodykoonz (34:55 on podcast) Skyped in to talk about the upcoming election and much more.

51mins

24 Sep 2020

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NFL Football Is Back, Cardinals/ESPN PBP Voice Dave Pasch, Jimmy Vaccaro From Las Vegas

The Brad Cesmat Show

The NFL returns Thursday night and Brad and Eric are excited to watch the Texans-Chiefs TNF storylines, including former Cardinal David Johnson. With CFB ramping up this weekend, both agree the watered down, empty-stadium vibe leaves quite a bit to be desired. Both preview Cardinals-49ers Sunday (hopefully) in Santa Clara. The Voice of the Cardinals Dave Pasch (12:39 on podcast) Zoomed in to discuss life in the NBA bubble, preparing for the 2020 NFL season, his outlook for the Cardinals and much more. We also went to Las Vegas to get the latest look inside the weekend numbers with long-time South Point Casino Resort Sports Marketing Director Jimmy Vaccaro (30:43 on podcast).

37mins

10 Sep 2020

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Jimmy Vaccaro Interview

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@spanky interviews Las Vegas bookmaking legend Jimmy Vaccaro

57mins

21 Mar 2020

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South Point Casino Resort Sports Marketing Director Jimmy Vaccaro, Quarterback Brett Hundley Live from Budapest, Hungary

The Brad Cesmat Show

Brad is ready for more college hoops as ASU and UArizona Men’s Basketball takes on the Los Angles teams. Him and Eric discuss the possible upcoming season and the Phoenix Suns as they get close to the end of their season. South Point Casino Resort Sports Marketing Director, Jimmy Vaccaro (12:40 on podcast), joins Brad as they get ready for tournament season in Vegas. They go over bets for college hoops, the possibility of Tom Brady heading to play for the Raiders and the upcoming NFL Draft. NFL Quarterback Brett Hundley (18:53 on podcast), Skype’s in live in the middle of his offseason world tour as he visits Budapest, Hungary. They go over his chances of returning to the Cardinals, traveling while the cornoavirus spreads, and what he’s doing in Budapest.

41mins

27 Feb 2020

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Betting on U.S. elections with Jimmy Vaccaro, injury information as a betting edge with ProFootballDoc, Episode 46

Badder Beats

After two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden scores the intro with his way-back prediction of glory, hosts Brant James and Ryan Butler are joined by South Point oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro and ProFootballDoc.com’s Dr. David Chao.  Vaccaro has yarns about how the wagering public has changed, and who’s he’d handicap as the next president, if it was legal in the United States, of course.  Chao pops in to discuss analyzing sports injuries and how his service could benefit bettors. Jimmy Vaccaro Timestamps  3:44 – Vaccaro describes an outlandish parlay bet to underscore a new betting trend: no fear of huge lines.  4:49 – Recreational bettors want to bet on teams, and don’t care about the numbers.  6:30 – The spread of legal sports betting in new states will only increase this phenomenon, Vaccaro says.  8:00 – What if you could bet on political elections in the United States?  9:12 – Vaccaro: “The election would be bigger than anything we’ve ever done.”  9:32 – Vaccaro handicaps the 2020 presidential election.  Dr. David Chao Timestamps 28:30 – Introducing the Pro Football Doc.  29:50 – Dr. Chao on his “distinct, built-in advantage.”  30:49 – How in-play betting makes real-time injury information crucial.  32:33 – Dr. Chao on average fans versus bettors.  OddBet  42 – Austrian hockey  43: 00 Where is Namibia? In the Rugby World Cup. 

39mins

26 Sep 2019

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Jimmy Vaccaro: Episode 18

Badder Beats

Iconic oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro spins tales, offers insights and tells us why he left Las Vegas after decades of helping build the place. Coming home to Pittsburgh had much to do with it.  Vaccaro (@JimmyVaccaro), now at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, tells us why he was the only oddsmaker to put a line on the Buster Douglas-Mike Tyson fight, and how he ended up on The Simpsons. It’s a first-ballot Hall of Fame interview that will be worth your time.  Trey Killian of Bookies.com joins Brant James and Ryan Butler to break down the NCAA men’s conference basketball tournaments that really matter and ponder why any beer poured near Madison Square Garden must cost $12.  And the podcast crew takes credit for Josef Newgarden winning the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg IndyCar race.  Jimmy Vaccaro Time Stamps:  14:59 – On coming home to Rivers Casino Pittsburgh:  “I knew if I didn’t try it, I would never do it again. …. I didn’t want to come here with nothing to do. I’m 73 and I feel good and hopefully I can help them.”  19:35 – On old school oddsmakers becoming ever-valuable as sports betting expands:  “I think it’s a good feeling …. part of this success, if people deem it success, what I've done, is you learn as you grow …. There’s personal side of me, I’ve been waiting a long time for this. … I am glad I am still a part of it.”   22:45 - On staying viable:  “Like any other business in the world, you must keep reinventing yourself.”   29:32 - How and where were you when you knew you could do this? (There's a '56 Chevy story) “I always had a feel for it. … I did this all with just me and growing up in a place on the East Coast … Everything was going good and everybody had a little bit of money …. I was around that and I knew what it meant. …. I like things before they kicked off …. I never had a job until I moved to Las Vegas. That doesn’t mean I knew what I was doing.”  33:00 - Glory days. 35:48 – On putting odds on what was supposed to be another Mike Tyson massacre:  “I never even knew Buster Douglas …. All I knew was, he’s fighting [Tyson], so let’s put odds on him. So I put up 27-1. Went to 42-1 ….. We got all the publicity and we ended up with about $400,000 off it. Not a bad night.”  38:29 - On appearing on The Simpsons. @bookies @brantjames @Bets_Ryan

1hr 11mins

12 Mar 2019

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‘Tis Transfer Season, South Point Casino Resort Sports Marketing Director Jimmy Vaccaro, ‘Goody at the Movies’

The Brad Cesmat Show

Brad discusses the current basketball situation at ASU, U of A, and the Phoenix Suns, as well as how transfers may change how Arizona football recruits in their first years at quarterback in college. South Point Casino Resort Sports Marketing Director, Jimmy Vaccaro (21:20 on podcast) joins the show previewing Championship Sunday and goes in depth on the two marquee matchups. ‘Goody at the Movies’ with azcentral/Gannettt Chief Film & Media Critic Bill Goodykoontz (27:39 on podcast) weighs in on “Capernaum,” Championship Sunday, and the Gillette’s toxic masculinity ad. The post ‘Tis Transfer Season, South Point Casino Resort Sports Marketing Director Jimmy Vaccaro, ‘Goody at the Movies’ appeared first on Sports360AZ.

37mins

17 Jan 2019

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Pac 12’s New PR, South Point Casino Resort Sports Marketing Director Jimmy Vaccaro, ‘Goody at the Movies’

The Brad Cesmat Show

Brad catches you up on the Cardinals coaching search, UGA X vs Bevo XV, and the Pac 12 hiring some new PR and what it means for the conference as well as what they’re doing wrong. South Point Casino Resort Sports Marketing Director, Jimmy Vaccaro (21:02 on podcast) joins the show giving you the odds on the NFL Playoff games as well as Monday’s CFP Championship game. ‘Goody at the Movies’ with azcentral/Gannettt Chief Film & Media Critic Bill Goodykoontz (29:05 on podcast) critiques “Vice” and “If Beale Street Could Talk,” while also giving his thoughts on why the season bored him. The post Pac 12’s New PR, South Point Casino Resort Sports Marketing Director Jimmy Vaccaro, ‘Goody at the Movies’ appeared first on Sports360AZ.

42mins

3 Jan 2019

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South Point Casino Resort Sports Marketing Director Jimmy Vaccaro, Football Odds, ‘Goody at the Movies’

The Brad Cesmat Show

Leading up to another weekend of football, Brad talks some Suns, Lakers, and club basketball along with Josh Rosen and what’s going on with the Pac-12 Network. South Point Casino... The post South Point Casino Resort Sports Marketing Director Jimmy Vaccaro, Football Odds, ‘Goody at the Movies’ appeared first on Sports360AZ.

46mins

11 Oct 2018

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