|Ross Benjamin has made his reputation in this industry by being one of the sharpest sports handicappers of the recent decade. In professional sports handicapper Ron Raymond’s published book “50 Greatest Sports Betting Secrets” he probably says it best. “One of the most underrated handicappers in our industry and probably one of the sharpest ones I know is Ross Benjamin.”
In spite of going public just 10 years ago Ross has been around the sports handicapping industry for the majority of his adult life. Starting at the age of 23 Ross broke into the business by working for one of the biggest bookmakers in Western New York. This laid the foundation that gave Ross the invaluable perspective of how lines are set, line movements, how public perception affects the line, and the uncanny ability to spot value. One of Ross’ often used phrases when speaking publicly is “if you want to be a successful sports handicapper then start by thinking like a bookmaker”. Ross is now 54 years old and has been directly involved in many capacities of the sports gaming industry for the last 31 years. However there is nothing he enjoys more than the challenge of picking winners against the point spread in football and basketball or the money line in baseball.
Ross moved to South Florida in July of 2002 and his since relocated his office to his home town of Rochester, New York in 2011. His stock really sky rocketed publicly after winning Marc Lawrence’s 2003 Playbook Football Wise Guy contest and it has been soaring ever since. Ross swept all 3 categories of the invitational contest that consisted of 45 sports services. Ross walked away with $10,500 in real cash winnings. Ross was documented by The Sports Monitor of Oklahoma as #1 handicapper in the country on money earned during 2008 March Madness by posting a record of 29-17 (63%). In 2009 he followed that up by posting a rock solid 35-21(62%). In 2007 Ross was also #1 rated handicapper in the country on money earned in the NFL Playoffs as documented by The Sports Monitor of Oklahoma posting a stellar record of 9-2. Those selections included both the side plus the total winners in the Super Bowl on the Giants and under the total. He followed that up by going 6-3 in the 2008 NFL Playoffs. In 2005-2006 Ross was rated the #1 NHL handicapper in North America by one of the most reputable sports monitors on the web BigGuy. At that very same sports monitor in 2005-2006 Ross was rated #2 rated handicapper in the country in the NBA. In the 2003 college football season Ross was documented by Sportswire.com as going a remarkable 45-23 (66%). In the 2010-2011 college basketball regular season Ross was #1 in North America as documented by The Sports Watch of Las Vegas posting a record of 116-77 (60.1%). He followed that up with a successful 28-21 (57.1%) 2011 March Madness.
Ross became in high demand by radio stations across the country who valued his expert opinions and analysis of upcoming games. In the 2007 football season he was heard weekly on 10 radio stations across North America. The stations include KFNS AM 590 "The Fan" in St. Louis, Missouri, WAXY AM 790 ESPN radio Miami, Florida, WHBQ AM 560 Memphis, Tennessee, WHTK AM 1280 Rochester, New York, WJOX AM 690 Birmingham. Alabama, KTIK AM 1350 ESPN radio Boise, Idaho, WJDX AM 620 Jackson, Mississippi, CKST AM 1040 Vancouver, British Columbia (aired during the Jim Rome Show), KTKR AM 760 "The Ticket" San Antonio, Texas, and KZNS AM 1280 "The Zone" Salt Lake City, Utah.
He was the past host of the “The Ross Benjamin Show” on The Sports Journey Broadcast Network. Ross has shown to be very media savvy. His ability to be well versed in the world of sports above and beyond sports handicapping has made him a valuable radio commodity.
As opposed to many in this industry Ross has an impeccable reputation in operating with the highest degree of ethics, professionalism, and integrity. His handicapping style is not limited to one particular area but is well diversified taking into account numerous factors. As a result Ross is one of the most consistent winners in this industry today and never jeopardizes his integrity to make an extra dollar from a potential client. One conversation with Ross and you will understand the wealth of knowledge that this true professional brings to the table.