On this week’s episode of the Awful Announcing podcast, host Ben Heisler is joined by Todd Furhman, gambling analyst on FS1’s Lock It In and the Bet the Board podcast, to talk about how he got first involved in sports wagering, oddsmaing, PASPA, and much more.

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Here’s the full breakdown of Heisler’s conversation with Furhman.

  • 3:30 – On him being “Most Likely to Be a Bookie” for his high school yearbook superlative/first interest in sports wagering
  • 6:04 – On choosing the career of an oddsmaker and whether he ever wanted to be a professional better
  • 8:40 – First eye opening experience of working in and for a sportsbook
  • 10:38 – What happens when a sportsbook has a bad day
  • 11:57 – Does he remember the first bet he ever placed in Las Vegas?
  • 12:50 – When he wanted to get out of oddsmaking and into content creation & media
  • 15:33 – What were the conversations like surrounding sports betting in media 10 years ago vs now?
  • 17:21 – How he met Payne, started the “Bet the Board” Podcast and what their ultimate goal is
  • 19:53 – How they can appeal to casual betters, new betters and experts
  • 21:38 – His initial reaction to PASPA being overturned and what the snowball effect might look like
  • 23:35 – The day to day notes of “Lock it In” and what the reaction has been thus far
  • 26:36 – What does he think the biggest misconception in sports wagering
  • 28:12 – How does he anticipate the leagues & media companies changing in-game sports wagering coverage (if its legalized across the country)
  • 30:48 – A guide to terminology and rapid fire advice on wading into the sports betting world

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I'm the managing editor of Awful Announcing and the news editor of The Comeback. I also made The Outside Corner a thing for six seasons.