BoDog's Handicapper Conference

11 June 2004

This summer, as another hot July comes to a close, the entire handicapping and sports book world will come together in Las Vegas for the first time ever. Sportsbook and Casino is sponsoring The Handicapper Conference, the first time an event of its kind has taken place. The conference will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center July 29-30.

"There has never been anything like this in the history of our industry," CEO Cole Turner said. "One of the core reasons we were so excited to sponsor such a great event like this was the opportunity to have the entire industry in one place. The chance to network with everyone from the industry alone is worth the costs of sponsoring it."

The ambitious agenda is varied and comprehensive. The keynote speaker and highlight of the conference is NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Joe Montana, who will address the conference on his Super Bowl experiences and what it takes to be a true winner.

Participants will also hear legal expert Joseph Kelly speak about "Handicapping: How to Minimize Criminal and Civil Liability," which is a timely topic for many in the business. Other interesting seminars and topics include timeless insight from some of the most respected handicappers in the world. Marc Lawrence of Playbook, Carl Giordano from The Gold Sheet and Brian Gabrielle from will be on hand to dispense their years of experience and wisdom.

"These are some of the most important and pressing issues of the industry," Turner said. "I don't know one handicapper or industry person that shouldn't be coming to this conference. Having all of this information in one place under one roof is invaluable for new and even seasoned handicappers."

Participants can also expect to explore many other hot topics pertinent to the industry. From search engine optimization and internet marketing with, Big Juice Media, Vegas Insider and Connextra to the importance of using information and content with Sports DataBases and River City Group.

"One of the best things about this is that the conference is open to anyone in the industry," Turner added. "We are encouraging any of our competitors to join us at the conference and the party. I fully expect to be sharing some laughs with Joe Montana and other sports book heavyweights such as David Caruthers. The value of that kind of event, for participants, is going to be huge."

The big draw of the event could turn out to be the party that BoDog is also sponsoring at The Skin Pool Lounge at The Palms Casino Resort. The party will cap off the conference's first full day of activities and promises to be quite a show. With celebrity "D.J. AM" playing the music, Joe Montana signing autographed footballs and the renowned BoDog Girls in attendance, the party will be an excellent setting and fitting networking environment for participants to hang out and meet the best and brightest of the industry.

"The best part about the party besides the non-stop entertainment at one of Vegas' hottest night spots," said communications director and conference host Penny Phang, "is simply going to be having the entire industry gathered in one place to relax and get to know one another. This is going to be an incredible opportunity."

Registration for the BoDog Handicapper Conference is still available at a discounted early registration rate until June 15, with one full conference pass plus hotel accommodation for two nights at the Mandalay Bay costing $499 or just a stand-alone conference pass costing only $299. For more information and details on registration, see: