Chicago trader wins football handicapping contest

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Associated Press

Posted on December 31, 2013 at 1:30 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The newest champion of football handicapping may not work as a bookmaker, but he's no amateur.

LVS SuperContest winner David Frohardt-Lane is a Chicago trader who lectures on predictive modeling in sports statistics and consults on scouting with a Big Four professional sports team.

Frohardt-Lane, 36, beat out more than 1,000 competitors to win the LVS casino-hotel's football handicapping contest on Sunday. He takes home a $557,850 prize. He says he will donate half to GiveWell, a nonprofit that evaluates other charities.

He has a graduate degree in statistics from the University of Chicago, and studied math as an undergraduate at Carleton College.

The prestigious Las Vegas-based sports betting contest has more than doubled in size in recent years.

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