The Charity Play of the Week scored for the 30th time in 48 weeks on Monday night courtesy of Scott Delaney's Western Conference Total of the Year Winner on Memphis-Portland Over the Total.

You got that $79 Winner for FREE.

Since I created this program in March of 2012, we've combined to give a helping financial hand to so many strangers. I try my best to follow the progress of those we've assisted in some small way. Unfortunately, it's not always good news.

Way back in February of 2013, I brought you the story of Ashley Britton's little girl, Zoe, who suffers from two very rare neurological conditions (PNKD and PAID). The first is similar to Parkinsons. The second affects her autonomic functions including her heart rate and blood pressure.

There is no cure. 

Pretty sobering sentence. 

This little girl is on 3 dozen medications each day as her parents try to keep her as pain free as possible. And the news gets worse as she is now slowly losing brain function.

But rather than me tell you more, let me copy the words of her mother that I found on the family's fund raising page:

"....She is on nearly 3 dozen medications and the hospital bills are 

always drowning us.... Right now we could use help paying down 

some of our medical bills and helping cover well over $1000 a month 

in medications.... Even $5 is a huge help. Thank you so much in 

advance for taking the time to love Zoe and help our family. It means 

more than you will ever know.<3"

No way I could have said it better. 

Here is the donation page to make a contribution:

You take one look at that little girl and tell me how you can refuse helping?

Click on the orange "Contribute" button on the right side. 

Donations are being accepted via Pay Pal or by credit card.

After filling out the donation details page, you have an option to pay by credit card or Pay Pal. When you click on the "Pay" button in orange at the bottom right you will be brought to a PayPal have the option to pay by credit card or debit card rather than PayPal should you choose to do so.

I began the Charity Play of the Week Promotion four years ago 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



10 of 14 Winning Football Seasons

(NFL & College Combined)


187-159-13 NFL Roll
past five years combined
+125.75 Dimes
(FYI - 99% of my plays are rated between 5 and 15 dimes)

with highest rated 30 Dime NFL releases
past five years combined

Most Recent Release

1/18/15 - Seattle/New England Teaser - Winner

84-68-7 Run
with NFL 15 Dimers past six seasons


Biggest NBA Plays Since 2009


15 Dime Releases


62-47-3 Record


Payment Types

Discount packages

1 YEAR OF SERVICE (365 Days)
Buy Now Buy Now $1,995
Every Play - Every Sport - For 365 Days

Nothing further to buy!

$199 Instant Rebate Available for Current Package Players

2-Part Payment Plan Available at Time of Purchase
Buy Now Buy Now $999

All of my Action for 100 Days


Nothing held back!


$149 Instant Rebate Available for Current Package Players


2-Part Payment Plan Available at Time of Purchase

Buy Now Buy Now $749
60 Days of Non-Stop Action

Every Play - No Exception

$100 Instant Rebate Available for Current Package Players
Buy Now Buy Now $479
Every Play I've Got for 30 Days

Nothing held back!

$50 Instant Rebate Available for Current Package Players
Buy Now Buy Now $189

7 Days of Action - Every Play - Every Sport

If you're coming off a 7-day or longer package,
an Instant Rebate is Available on Qualifying Purchases
of 30 Days or Longer
Upgrade to a 30-Day Package - Get a $50 Rebate
Upgrade to a 60-Day Package - Get a $100 Rebate
Upgrade to a 100-Day Package - Get a $149 Rebate
Upgrade to a Super Saver Package - Get a $159 Rebate
Upgrade to a 365-Day Package - Get a $199 Rebate


Two Payment Option Available
on any Package of 100 Days or More

Buy Flexi-Pass

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.

Free Pick Video Free Video
Flexi Pass
Help Charity Play of the Week Discount Picks
Featured Videos
Al DeMarco GM Video Trace Adams Video Anthony Redd Video
Time Teams Score Stat Open Hilton Grande Carib CRIS Coast
NBA - Taco Bell Skills Challenge - Air Canada Centre - Toronto, Canada Saturday, February 13, 2016
8:30 PM 751 E. Mudiay
752 D. Cousins
8:30 PM 753 D. Green
754 A. Davis
8:30 PM 755 Cj. Mccollum
756 K. Towns
8:30 PM 757 I. Thomas
758 J. Clarkson
NBA - Foot Locker Three Point Contest - Air Canada Centre - Toronto, Canada Saturday, February 13, 2016
9:00 PM 761 S. Curry
762 J. Harden
9:00 PM 763 K. Thompson
764 K. Middleton
9:00 PM 765 K. Lowry
766 Jj. Redick
9:00 PM 767 Cj. Mccollum
768 D. Booker
NBA - Verizon Slam Dunk Contest - Air Canada Centre - Toronto, Canada Saturday, February 13, 2016
9:30 PM 771 Z. Lavine
772 A. Gordon
9:30 PM 773 W. Barton
774 A. Drummond
NBA - All Star Game - Air Canada Centre - Toronto, Canada Sunday, February 14, 2016
8:00 PM 841 West
842 East
Copyright © 2002 - 2016 DeMarco Sports, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the DeMarco Sports, Inc. Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.