In handicapping parlance, the ‘house’ refers to those who offer the moves to players. Most of the time, this refers to big casinos, but may also refer to bookies or, in recent times, online handicapping websites. The term is often used with the implication that the odds are always in the house’s favor. That is, the system is designed for the house to ‘win’ and be able to make a profit in the long run.
This, however, does not necessarily mean that beating the house is impossible. On an individual level, a large number of players have made a living out of calculated handicapping. At the minimum, this requires a strategic approach to handicapping that relies on careful analysis instead of the usual emotional cues. For even greater success, some renowned personalities have made a mark in the industry through the ingenious ways by which they turned the tables on the house and rigged the system to their favor. Like the MIT blackjack team popularized by the movie ‘21’ and mathematics-professor-turned-card-counting-pioneer Edward Thorp, many such players have become the stuff of legends in the handicapping world.
Even for the regular individual, exerting effort in research, analysis, and other handicapping busywork can significantly tip the odds in one’s favor. Through such methods, sports handicapping becomes more like mainstream ventures such as stocks or real estate trading. Nowhere is this more visible than in the bustling world of sports handicapping. Today, the market abounds with handicapping sites and consultancy services that offer insights, forecasts, and analyses for the thousands of aspiring handicappers hoping to make a quick buck.
In this murky market, renowned sports handicapper and entrepreneur Cody Vaujin has distinguished himself as one of the best in the field. Through his more than four years in the industry, Cody has defined himself through his overall handicapping ability, highly-acclaimed sports consulting services, and customer-oriented entrepreneurial outlook resulting in a large following of loyal clients who trust Cody to look out for their best financial interests.
Cody’s popularity would start to soar in the summer of 2016 when he won first place in a sports handicapping contest participated in by some of the industry’s most talented individuals. Buoyed in both confidence and financial resources by this success, Cody decided to drop out of college to commit entirely to sports handicapping. Ever confident, Cody dived headfirst into the fray by putting in his entire $5,000 bankroll in a six-team parlay, an extremely high-risk play. This first move would do wonders for both Cody’s resources and his reputation, as his seemingly reckless play netted him a profit of $215,000.
Cody’s fame and finances would only grow from this event. Soon after, he hit The Strip daily with moves ranging from $20,000 to over $50,000. In six short months, Cody was a high-roller who had turned his meager $5,000 bankroll into a whopping $4 million in profit. This success, however, did not go unnoticed in the eyes of the proverbial house. Soon after, Cody would find himself cut off from his lifestyle as the casinos he frequented banned him for his success.
Never one to give up, Cody instead turned the setback into an opportunity. Soon after, he would use his large following and the experience he accumulated to establish Codycoverspreads. Through this company, he aimed to train others toward sports handicapping success using many of the same techniques he once used. Through this, Cody aims to not only get back at the casinos that banned him from playing but also help others achieve their financial independence through careful sports handicapping.
Today, Cody’s services have resulted in a consistent 77% accuracy rate for his over 50,000 clients worldwide. Facing continuously increasing demand, Cody often has to resort to turning down clients to be able to allot the needed focus for each of his clients. Even at his own expense, such care for his clients continually manifests itself in Cody’s business ethos. For instance, he recently had to begin looking for sports handicapping opportunities on a global scale in order to continue to profit for his clients amid the COVID-19 pandemic.