The Charity Play of the Week scored for the 36th time in 58 weeks on Tuesday courtesy of Trace Adam's Raise the Bar 1500♦ Winner # 50 of 77 on the Red Sox in an 11-4 Run Line rout at Atlanta.  

You got that $99 Winner for FREE.

You made money for free and now it's my turn to ask you once more to make a donation to someone in a time of need.

The children of Austin, Texas resident Jeff King set up a donation site in order to defray some of the expenses associated with their father's treatment for advanced cancer in his neck and jaw. He was fortunate enough to get referred to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. 

As you know, insurance doesn't cover all the bills and this family is up against it right now with co-pays and travel expenses since Houston is a 2 1/2-hour drive minimum from Austin. And, if they don't get some financial assistance there is a chance that their father might have to seek treatment closer to home rather than at one of the top cancer treatment facilities in the country.


Here's the link to read more and make a donation:

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I began the Charity Play of the Week Promotion in March of 2012 because I felt that I could create a community of givers from those that gamble using my advice and that of the handicappers at this site. 

The word "gambling" has many negative connotations, but I always believed there was some greater good that could be accomplished while enjoying what we do for recreation. And the accompanying positive karma is something we call could use in all phases of our lives.

Since the program's inception, I have given away over $5-million (yes, MILLION) worth of selections at the site. And the response has been overwhelming because you have helped so many strangers in need of financial assistance. 

That is what building a community of givers is all about. 

Again, this is an honor-based giveaway. I don't know who you are or whether you actually give. Ultimately, you have to look in the mirror and judge yourself. As I've said repeatedly, I believe stuff like this creates good karma, and that's something we can never have enough of in life.


Al DeMarco,
General Manager



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Cleveland gave us a scare blowing all of that double-digit, third-quarter lead, but the Cavs rallied late against Atlanta for Winning Day # 9 of 10 and the cover - a 9th straight winner you got for Half Price.

Another Top-Rated 15 Dimer in the NBA today on Game Two of the Golden State-Portland series. It would be my Playoff Winner # 12 of 14 so far and equals those 15 Dimers on the Cavaliers Monday, Warriors Sunday, Spurs Saturday, Hawks Thursday, Warriors Wednesday, Pacers last Tuesday, Hornets last Monday, Spurs last Sunday and Thunder last Saturday. 

As for the free plays (59-52-2 last 113) after losing with the Spurs on Monday. My overall record is 281-246-8 over the past 293 days.

Charity Play of the Week 
Wins Tuesday for a 36th Time in 58 Weeks

Have You Made a Donation Yet?

You got Trace Adams's Raise the Bar 1500♦ Winner # 50 of 77
on the Red Sox (Run Line) in an 11-4 win at Atlanta 
- a $99 pick -
for FREE on Tuesday

Donation details on my homepage

or make a donation here......


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Al DeMarco's Rating System

Over the 25 years I've been doing this, one of the biggest misconceptions I've encountered from customers is their belief that winningpercentageactually matters in this business. Bottom line is that a straight-up winning percentage means absolutely nothing when your handicapper - such as myself - releases rated selections. Read further and you'll understand why.


I use the "dime" rating system, going in 5 dime increments, generally keeping those plays between 5 and 50 dimes. Yes, that's a wide range, but truth be told, I usually max out around 30 dimes, rarely venturing into the rarefied air toward 50 dimes unless I've built a substantial bankroll. Doing anything different would be irresponsible bankroll management on my part and a total disservice toward you, my clients.


I like to keep it simple from a money-management system so my customers can always know exactly how they should beallocatingtheir bankroll in proportion to the rating I assign to a selection.


Obviously, a 50 Dime play is five times stronger than a 10 Dime release and twice as strong as a 25 Dime pick.


And each day when you see my compiling or mentioning my NET profit figures, keep in mind I've computing them based on the following formula:


Net Profit = Wins - Losses- Vig


Of course let's not forget my golden rule of gambling: Never bet more than you can afford to lose. No rating system - including mine - is effective unless you pay attention to that rule. By heeding my advice you can never fall into a financial abyss from which there is no escape.


A question gamblers always pose is "How much should I be playing?" Obviously, there is no set, firm answer, but my advice would be to follow my money management system and base the size of your wagers on a percentage of your total bankroll.


Let me explain further...


Take your total bankroll - the amount you can afford to lose in an absolute worst case scenario on a single day. Let's say it's $400 on a college football Saturday. And on that Saturday I release a 50 Dime play and two 20 Dime picks.


Let's do some quick math...I've got atotalof 90 dimes of action on the table (one 50 dime play and two 20 dimers).  You've got amaximum one-day bankrollof $400. Simply divide the $400 by the 90 dimes and you've got a per dime wager of $4.44.


Now it's time for some simple multiplication. If a dime is worth $4.44, my 50 Dime rated release equals approximately a $222 wager on your part. And my two 20 Dime rates picks equal approximately $88.88 wagers each. Add everything back up and you've got your initial $400 bankroll all over again.


This obviously all applies to a single wagering day. It's up to you to figure out how to allocate your bankroll over the course of a week or month.


Now, back to how inconsequential winning percentages can be: Let's say I have a 50 Dime play and three 10 Dime releases on an NFL Sunday. If I win the 50 Dime play and go 0-3 with the 10 Dime releases, my overall record is a dismal 1-3 but my net profit is a healthy 17 dimes. Conversely, let's say I lose the 50 Dime play and go 3-0 with the 10 Dime releases. My overall record is an impressive 3-1, but my net profit is a negative -25 dimes.


Which would you prefer, the losing record and winning day, or the winning record or losing day?


Believe what you want, but I'm telling you the truth: Winning percentage means nothing in this business as the above illustration will prove time and time again. Of course, crafty salesmen masquerading as handicappers can spin gold using the second scenario, but I feel it's my job to educate you about what is the TRUTH in this business - whether you become my customer or not.

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