Wayne Root

Wayne Root Wayne Allyn Root is quite simply one of the most honored professional sports handicappers and Vegas oddsmakers in the world. He is the brand name of sports gaming -- dubbed by the national media as “the King of Vegas Sports Gambling,” “The Face of Las Vegas Gambling,” “America's Oddsmaker,” and “The Prince of Prognosticators.” His rags-to-riches story is truly remarkable. Born a S.O.B. (son of a butcher), Wayne has morphed into high profile CEO, entrepreneur, best-selling author, TV celebrity and nationally recognized politician. Wayne is living proof that the American Dream is alive and well.

Wayne's childhood dream was to become the Jimmy "The Greek" of his generation. Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder was the legendary Vegas oddsmaker who predicted football winners for CBS television during the decades of the 70's and 80's. At the age of 16, the New York media dubbed Wayne "the next Jimmy The Greek" and "the Betting Whizkid." By the time Wayne was 27, he was named Network Oddsmaker and NFL Analyst for Financial News Network (FNN), now known as CNBC. He was one of the youngest anchormen and hosts on American TV, co-hosting with his TV partner Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder. Wayne went on to host many television shows for FNN Sports such as “Who Beat the Spead?”The FNN Zone,” “Fantasy Football Weekly,” “The Fan Speaks Out,” and “Huddle Up.” He also anchored their all-day sports news programming.

The media estimates that billions of dollars have been wagered on Wayne's sports handicapping advice. This entrepreneur extraordinaire has been profiled by CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Millionaire, TIME magazine, CNN/Money, The Robb Report, Success, Worth, Entrepreneur, Equities, and EMMY magazine (among many others). He has been a guest on most every sports TV and radio talk show in America. His frequent media appearances have included ABC TV, ESPN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business, Fox Sports (with Tom Arnold on “Best Damn Sports Show Period”), Versus, CNBC, CNBC Europe, CTV (Canada’s Business News Network), CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Spike TV, Superstation WGN, and even Russia Today TV Network.

Wayne is the author of 7 books- including Amazon best-sellers. Wayne’s books include “ROOT on Risk: Betting to Win on Sports,” “The Zen of Gambling” and “The King of Vegas’ Guide to Gambling.” Wayne has served as Creator, Host and Executive Producer of many national television shows over the past decade, including “King of Vegas” on Spike TV. “King of Vegas" hit the magical TV ratings number of over one million viewers for an episode in 2006. 

But Wayne is best known as the former host of “Wayne Allyn Root’s WinningEDGE”- America’s premiere football handicapping pregame show. WinningEDGE aired over the years on many of the biggest cable networks in America including FOX Sports, Comcast Sports, Superstation WGN, Spike TV and Discovery Channel.

On August 15th, 2006 Wayne received the honor of a lifetime- for his many years of success promoting Las Vegas on television, radio and in books, Wayne was honored with induction into the “LAS VEGAS WALK OF STARS” (a division of the “Motion Picture Hall of Fame”). Wayne's star is enshrined in front of New York New York. He joins only 30 Vegas legends ever honored with a star- including Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Wayne Newton, Liberace, Bobby Darin, and Siegfried & Roy.

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