PRLog - May 7, 2014 - LAS VEGAS -- Anyone who has been around the sports handicapping community for a period of time knows how much the industry has grown since emerging online. Since 2004, Handicapping Police has been monitoring some of the best sports handicappers online and they just celebrated their 10th anniversary as a sports picks monitor.
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Handicapping Police was founded by a small group of veteran sports bettors that felt the industry needed guidance and monitoring to help clean up the sports betting community. In 2004 Handicapping Police started out by monitoring sports handicapping services that agreed to their code of ethics. In the beginning, Handicapping Police was receiving calls from sports handicappers with their daily picks as part of their monitoring process. Since their inception in 2004 the internet has changed sports betting and sports handicapping and the advancements have helped expand their reach.
"When we first started out we were calling touts and receiving calls to become better informed of the daily picks getting released by some of these guys. At that time there was no way for us to authenticate a handicappers picks except for us to receive the information before it was released to their member base. We needed to know the pick before it was sold to the members to allow us to verify and monitor the information. Our service would manually visit each handicappers records the next day to triple check the results were displayed properly since we stuck our necks out to monitor that particular service", commented Chris Are a senior member of the Handicapping Police team that has been with the service since 2005.
With the advancement in technology and websites, Handicapping Police has adjusted to the curve and employs several different monitoring techniques to verify results. Since 2009, all handicappers that are approved by Handicapping Police must release their picks to the public after the start of each game. This insures that the selection then becomes public record and protects the viewers and investors.
"You know, our pick release monitoring requirement has been a hit within the industry and we were one of the first to not only require this feature but to come up with the idea of public views after the start of the game. This has been a great addition to the sports handicapping industry but it's really only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how we monitor sports picks services", commented Chris.
As Chris alluded to, Handicapping Police has several monitoring check points which the do not even describe in detail to the handicappers they monitor. Handicapping Police has such a vast network of associates they are able to monitor online sports betting professionals all over the world and much more efficiently than ever before.
The internet and social media has seen such a hyper growth over the past few years and Handicapping Police has plans to expand their services. There will be a blog that is published regularly along with social media contributions and other avenues that have yet to be made public.
"We feel we need to do a better job of keeping the public informed and educating people on sports betting. Over the years we've seen countless people just throw their money away from investing with a bad service or just using bad technique. There is well over a hundred years of experience between our staff members so we want to publish a blog that our staff will contribute to with knowledge of the industry and it's something we feel that will educate sharps and squares". The blog will be written by the Handicapping Police staff but it may see contributions from veteran members of the sports handicapping community.
If you are a sports bettor or a sports handicapper, Handicapping Police is famous for it's Top 5 Board which lists the top 5 handicapping services of the month. These services are always approved and verified and helps punters determine who to follow.
Sports betting has been around for a very long time and Handicapping Police has been an integral part of the community and plans to continue to expand it's operation and help the general public follow documented handicappers.
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