In May 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court repealed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. Once the federal ban on sports betting had been removed, states can now come up with their own rules for sports gambling. in August 2018, New Jersey became the first state to allow retail and mobile sports betting. Others followed the Garden State’s lead. West Virginia was next to okay online sports betting. Indiana has since signed off on online and app betting. In other states, sports bettors can place wagers in casinos or with retail sports books. At the moment,13 states have legal, regulated sports betting industries, according to Legal Sports Report. Those include Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, Mississippi, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Arkansas, New York, Iowa and Indiana. Tribes in New Mexico and Oregon are offering sports betting. Another six states have passed legalizing legislation and are waiting for the games to begin. Those are Illinois, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Tennessee.

It truly is an amazing time, who would've thought that understanding statistics and probability formulas would lead to a career in the legalized gaming business. I’m proud to tell people that I analyze data in the Sports Betting Industry. Sports gambling is already a sizable industry. Legal Sports Report estimated in October 2019 that Americans have put down more than $12 billion in legal sports bets from June 2018 through October 2019. Of this, $858 million went to sports books.


Like any other company competing in a free market, how is JRR setting themselves apart from their competitors. First, gambling has always been thought of as a dirty foul word and people associated with day to day horse racing and sports betting were looked on as degenerates, associated with the mob or having an addiction. About the only acceptable time to gamble was at big horse racing or sporting events (ie. Kentucky Derby, the Super Bowl, World Series..etc) Yes, it’s ok to gamble on these big events, but what if you wanted to do it every day? You could, but don’t let anyone know!  Times have changed and by 2025 almost every state will have Sports and Fantasy Sports betting LEGAL and available online.


JRR is not churning out picks and pulling winners from a hat, JRR posts the methodology behind everything they handicap. You know exactly how we derive our selections, we even give you the formulas. Right now there are a ton of people offering horse racing picks and sports betting picks. Have you ever asked how those handicappers came to the conclusion as to how they made that selection? Sadly, you can ask the question, but you will not get the answer because this business is filled with people that know nothing of non-parametric and parametric statistics or probability. Their picks are based on simple intuition coming from years of watching horses or watching sports..REALLY? Who hasn’t watched years of horse racing and years of sports? My Grandmother has seen every Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes and Preakness, so I guess that makes her an expert?  At JRR you will always know how we derive our selections and you can replicate our results.


JRR is different then most companies in that we are approachable and personable and will always maintain that persona. You can email us and ask questions AND get a quick response. We will not block you on Twitter or Facebook. We will always return your emails and if needed, call you via phone if you’d like. We are real people that make bets just like you. We love the joy you get from winning and feel the same frustration of losing when the other team sinks a last second basket to kill the money line bet.


Lastly, we care about our product! The product is the name JRR. the name represents winning consistently, providing excellent customer service. JRR is about honesty in betting, something that is unheard of in the betting community. JRR will always be transparent to the public. You will never have to guess how or why we made our selections on any event.




Jimmy Steward

Owner Jimmy’s Race Reports