Distelheim: James Holzhauer on baseball betting, revisited

From Joel Distelheim at The Hardball Times on January 31, 2020:

The 2012 Hardball Times Baseball Annual – in that era it was a fat ink-and-paper publication – ran an article called “Diary of a Mad Sports Bettor,” which examined beating the odds on baseball in particular. The author was a fellow I’d never heard of – and you hadn’t either – named James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler who lives in Las Vegas.

Chances are you know him now, after his nearly $3 million in winnings on Jeopardy, his 32-game winning streak last year, and his runner-up finish on the show’s “Greatest of All Time” tournament a few weeks ago. The four episodes averaged nearly 15 million viewers (more than the World Series).

So this seemed like a good time to ask him to revisit what he wrote then: Diary of a Mad Sports Bettor. We posed some questions.

Read the full article here: https://tht.fangraphs.com/james-holzhauer-on-baseball-betting-revisited/

Originally published: February 3, 2020. Last Updated: February 3, 2020.