Dubbed, “The First Lady of Las Vegas,” this female sports betting icon began her successful career at a very early age. Growing up in Cicero, Illinois, as a young girl of just 11 or 12 years old, she ran coffee and snacks along with sweeping up in the neighborhood social club. This club featured many things like poker, craps, slot machines, and yes, both race and sports betting. She spent years at Arlington International with her grandfather. Known as a good luck charm and a kid that can pick winners on the track, the gridiron, the hardwood, and the diamond, over the years, she took on more responsibility around the club. Her knack for numbers, attention to detail, and knowing when to move the line, she gained a reputation before she was old enough to vote.
In 1990 Dionne made a commitment to her future moving to Las Vegas. Over the next 10 years, she became known around The Strip as one of the sharpest sports bettors in town. In 2000 she met and married Joe D’Amico. Her husband is known as a world champion sports handicapper and the biggest daily sports bettor in Vegas.
For the next 20+ years together the pair contributed in developing a reputation as the most successful and smartest sports bettors on Las Vegas Blvd. They opened All American Sports, which quickly became the most successful sports handicapping office in the business. Mrs. D knocked down the door and made a name for herself and women in general in the sports betting world which is primarily a boy’s club. Picking winners is not the only thing this pioneer does well. She has also contributed to the only sports betting weekly newsletter distributed in sports books in Las Vegas. She has produced successful sports handicapping shows for several years on CBS radio, ESPN, FOX, among others. She then co-authored sports betting columns with her husband in national publications such as the Gaming Today and Gannet News.
Just like the Great and Powerful Oz, sometimes what you see in the foreground has much more going on in the background. Well, it’s time for “The First Lady of Las Vegas” to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight.
Unlike many in the business, Dionne bets her own games. She feels that unless her own money is on a play, she can not with good conscience give it to anyone else. Don’t let her looks fool you, she isn’t some general in the back of the battle. She is on the front lines with the troops. Every play that is released has her complete confidence wagering her own money. With decades of knowledge, experience, savvy, hard work, and connections to her credit, this sharp-minded, big money playing gambler is finally making her knowledge available to you. Follow this lifelong winner and see why she has been successful in every area of the sports handicapping/sports betting world. "The First Lady" has become a fan favorite on radio, in print, and on multiple brand videos/shows.
Over the last year and a half that this female force in sports betting is documented, she has Top-10 finishes in NCAAF, NFL, NCAAB, NBA, MLB, and WNBA. You can find her winning information on some of the most-respected websites on the planet.
“Although this is enjoyable to me, I look at sports betting as a business. But isn’t everything more enjoyable when you are making money? Picking winners isn’t what I do, it is who I am.”
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