Wayne Allyn Root Picks

Wayne Allyn Root

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Wayne Allyn Root (aka WAR) is the Founder and CEO of VegasWINNERS.com. He has been dubbed by the media as “The King of Vegas” “The Face of Sports Gambling” “America’s Oddsmaker” “The Prince of Prognosticators” and “An American Gambling Legend.” Jim Cramer of CNBC called him, “the Warren Buffett of his world.”

Wayne started his career at age 16 when the media dubbed him “The Betting Whizkid” and “the next Jimmy the Greek.”

After graduating from prestigious Ivy League Columbia University, Wayne became the sports gaming expert on NBC Radio New York and NBC Radio Chicago. Soon he was predicting NFL point spread winners on over 100 NBC Source Radio stations nationwide.

By age 27, Wayne was Jimmy “the Greek’s” television partner on Financial New Network (now known as CNBC). “ONLY IN AMERICA!

Wayne was Network Oddsmaker and NFL Analyst and host of all of the national TV network’s pregame and postgame football shows, including “FNN Zone” “Who Beat the Spread?” “Huddle Up” “Fantasy Zone” and “The Fan Speaks Out.” He was also anchorman for FNN Sports scores and updates.

Wayne’s national TV football pregame show Wayne Allyn Root’s WinningEDGE aired from 2000 to 2009 on popular national television networks such as Fox Sports Net, Comcast Sports Net, Superstation WGN, Discovery and Spike TV.

Before that Wayne was the star and rainmaker of the sports handicapping pregame show “Proline” on USA TV Network for 10 years. Wayne had the most expensive 900 (pay-per-call) numbers in U.S. telemarketing history- $50 and $100 per call for his sports betting advice. Millions of sports gamblers called for Wayne’s famous advice.

Wayne was profiled by the biggest media in the world- including CNBC, CNN Money, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Equities, The Financial Times, Success, Worth, and The Robb Report. Watch CNBC profile of Wayne’s career here:


Wayne literally “wrote the book” on sports gambling- three books to be exact…

“ROOT on Risk: Betting to Win on Sports”
“The Zen of Gambling”
“The King of Vegas’ Guide to Gambling.”

Wayne also created the reality TV show about Vegas gambling. He Co-Created, Co-Executive Produced and Co-Hosted “King of Vegas” for Spike TV. Watch highlights here:


In 2006 Wayne became the only Vegas oddsmaker or sports handicapper ever awarded a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars.

The Governor of Nevada presented Wayne’s star at the ceremony. It was named “Wayne Root Day” in the state of Nevada and Clark County (the city of Las Vegas). Wayne’s 180-pound granite star sits in the sidewalk on Las Vegas Blvd along with Vegas legends like Elvis, Liberace, Frank Sintra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr and Siegfield & Roy. See:


Here’s what a few gambling legends and media authorities say about Wayne Allyn Root:

“Wayne’s the king of sports handicappers…he’s the Warren Buffett of his world.”
-James J. Cramer, Host CNBC

“The Odds King of Las Vegas.
” -Bill Griffith, Host

“The Oddsmaker of everything in the world.
” Donny Deutsch, Host

“Wayne Allyn Root is an American gambling legend.”
-John O’Reilly, former Managing Director
Ladbrokes.com, The World’s Largest Legal Bookmaker

“The Charles Schwab of the weekend…Want some help picking the NCAA winner? Wayne Allyn Root can help- for a price.”
-The Wall Street Journal

“Wayne Allyn Root is perhaps the leading sports handicapper in the country… Root has made a fortune…with a business that looks and feels like a brokerage house, Vegas-style. It’s Wall Street versus Wayne’s Street!”
-CNBC Profile on Wayne Allyn Root

“Energy, passion, intensity and unbridled enthusiasm are the keys to Wayne’s incredible life…a daily reminder that being RELENTLESS is the key to opportunity, success, wealth, and ultimately happiness.”
–Phil Gordon
Professional Poker Player, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
Former Star of “Celebrity Poker Showdown” on Bravo
CEO and Founder of Chatbox.com

“The Face of Las Vegas Sports Gambling”
-Las Vegas Review Journal

“America’s Oddsmaker”
-Las Vegas Sun

“The Benjamin Graham of Gambling.”
-Fortune Magazine

“The Prince of Prognosticators”
-Gannett Newspapers

“Wayne Allyn Root takes a page from classy casino king Steve Wynn.”
-Equities magazine

“Wayne Allyn Root- A Vegas King Gambles on the White House!”
-CNN Money

“Wayne Allyn Root is a Las Vegas legend…”
-The Financial Times

“Wayne’s success is mind-blowing…talking to Wayne Allyn Root is like talking to Tony Robbins.”
-FOX News Las Vegas

“Wayne Allyn Root is The Face of Las Vegas Gaming…Wayne has built a talent for picking football winners into a TV sports prognosticating empire.”
-Las Vegas Sun

“Wayne Allyn Root has already passed all of Jimmy The Greek’s legendary exploits!”
-Top Pair magazine

“Wayne Allyn Root: Gambling Guru”
-Las Vegas Review Journal

“What Wayne wants, Wayne Root gets.”
-Reason magazine

“The Las Vegas Walk of Stars honored Las Vegas sports handicapper, author, television host and commentator Wayne Allyn Root as the newest recipient of a star on the Strip in front of the New York-New York.”
-Las Vegas Review Journal

“King of Vegas”
–Inscription on Wayne’s 180-pound granite star on Las Vegas Walk of Stars