ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 04, 1977
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(Studio) Those who bet on Oakland (California) Raiders to beat Kansas City (Missouri) Chiefs were disappointed in outcome of pro football game on Monday night. Bus. of betting on these games is more than just picking winner.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(NYC) Report on business of picking winning teams and how much they'll win by and selling it to those wishing to bet. [MAN - talks with co-experts re: best bet for this week's game between Detroit (Michigan) Lions and Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) Eagles.] [2nd MAN - gives telephone caller details with regard to best bet for wk.] (Film of Lions-Eagles game shown.) ["Winning Points" publisher Ed BROMZE - notes tip-sheet business gets bigger each year, and he has more competition each year] At one Long Island plant, 5 papers are printed, include one with former football star Kyle Rote. [ROTE - says papers try to give accurate, adequate data and notes one reason he entered into it is business standpoint.] Older tip-sheets, like "Winning Points", are concerned that quick-buck newcomers will ruin business ["Winning Points" editor Richard MARK - says business is basically clean, but if what he calls creeps get into it, bus. will be destroyed, and he's scared of it.] Same information can be gotten from local newspapers, but many spend hundreds of dollars a year on tip-sheet and telephone service.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson