The Social Gambler was started by a group of sports fanatics with a view to build an independent community for people interested in profitable sports betting without having to resort to often-dubious paid “touts”. Each day we offer picks, reviews and sports news, all without subscription and purely sponsored by advertising – so remember to visit our sponsors… We want your feedback and your opinions, so share your picks and we’ll share ours.
The Social Gambler Writing Staff
**AS OF SEPTEMBER 2015, THE SOCIAL GAMBLER HAS BEEN RELAUNCHED AND JOHN ARNETTE, FORMER HOST OF THE SOCIAL GAMBLER RADIO HOUR, IS NOW THE SITE’S PRIMARY EDITOR. ALL THE CONTENT FROM YEARS PAST WILL BE KEPT ON THE SITE, AND SOME OF THE CONTRIBUTORS BELOW MAY BE PROVIDING THEIR EXPERTISE AGAIN AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT! WE WELCOME ALL FEEDBACK.
Mitchell Mancini– Known as “The Kingmaker” in handicapping circles, Mancini now brings his 29 years of professional experience to The Social Gambler. After graduating law school Mancini realized a career as a handicapper could be much more lucrative than a career spent practicing law, so he has spent the last 3 decades perfecting his craft. He has emerged as “The Kingmaker”, one of the most respected handicappers on the East Coast of the United States.
Mickey Ward – A hard man who loves his fighting , be it boxing or UFC, if there’s a fight going on , he’ll be there to cover it and maybe take a few back room bets.
The Doctor – Loves motor sports and cricket and has an unhealthy aversion to Liverpool FC. A technologist at heart specialising in online casino gaming. He updates us with a decidedly satirical spin on the news. He’s also utterly useless at sports gambling but a monster at the black jack table. Recently replaced with a super computer and to be honest, we can only say its been an improvement.
‘MR X’ – A trader on sports in Europe and the United States who acquired much knowledge from working on the Bookmaker and Exchange side of gambling. He now uses these skills to make his living in professional sports betting.
‘Iced G’ – A sports gambling enthusiast, that eats, sleeps and breathes all things sports related. He recently started a career in sports trading, specializing in Rugby and Cricket markets. Whatever is going on in the world of sport, this guy is one of the first to know about it.
DAQMAN – The horse racing tipster. With a unique insight into the daily racing activity, DAQMAN knows his stuff and has a high accuracy with his predictions. For a man with no name, he commands respect in the industry. We’re certainly happy to have him on board.
Paul McCarthy-Brain – Betting industry technologist and commentator. When he’s not inventing stuff for the on-line gambling industry, he’s reading and writing about it. Mobile and kiosks are his passion along with his ever growing family. He’s worked out in Macau and Vegas but mostly spends his days living and working in Ireland. If it’s happening he knows about it , if it hasn’t been invented yet, odds are he’ll build it.
Roy ‘The Boy’ Brindley – Professional Poker player by day and The Social Gamblers Formula One pundit at the weekends. If you’re into F1 then his articles are a must read.
Greg Walker – BETDAQ’s Mr.Television and sports tipster. You’ll find Greg frequently on Racing UK, At The Races and Sky Sports, when he can’t get on the TV, he’s doing radio slots and when no radio work is available, he’s writing for the Social Gambler. There is literally nothing Greg doesn’t know about Spanish Soccer, Horse Racing or the Greyhounds and we’re pleased to have him on board. His nickname is El Francotirador’ (thats Spanish for the sniper).
Ross ‘Rosco’ Johnson – The Social Gambler’s personal card shark. You’ll find him picking off the weak and vulnerable at the tables in Vegas, but he’ll make an appearance anywhere there is free food and he thinks he can win. Ross blogs about his wins and losses in a brutally frank way
Johnny Meeks – Professional sports trader for the last decade specialising on Soccer. Newest addition to the Social Gambler ranks.
TrevDaq – Trevor Dunne has been working on the racecourse since before the dinosaurs but his secret passion was visiting the dog track in the evenings. Trevor joins the Social Gambler to bring us the latest in K9 betting technology