Jon Price (born September 28, 1973) is an American sports gambler, adviser, entrepreneur, and nationally syndicated radio personality. He placed multiple high-stakes sports wagers, including a million dollar bet on Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots, as well as an early futures bet on the 2015 Kansas City Royals to win the World Series before the season began. He's the founder and owner of Sports Information Traders; an online sports handicapping service.
Life and career
Price comes from a middle-class family in New York City. He attended New York University (NYU) where he received a degree in Mathematics. During his years at NYU Price started off winning money in small gambling communities at school, but quickly grew into placing larger wagers on his own. In 1996, he started his first business and central professional focus of his career, the sports handicapping firm called Sports Information Traders. Price has also cooperated with other notable figures in recent years, like Mike Wise, to expand the reach of his service. Currently, he is featured on weekly FM sports radio talk shows across the country.
Price has been featured in a number of publications throughout his time at Sports Information Traders. Forbes Magazine did a feature on him and his knowledge of Super Bowl Prop Bets. He's also been interviewed by various sports handicapping publications like Gambling911, the Huffington Post, and The Sports Daily. In addition to these, Price is also featured on various radio programs throughout the country on a weekly basis.
Price has drawn notoriety for the matter in which he conducts his business and hires employees, as well. He has strict guidelines for what he looks for when expanding his team. Specifically, Ph.D.'s with backgrounds in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Statistics. Also, strong analytical and programming skills is something he values in his hiring practices.
During the 2015-16 College Football Bowl Season, Inc. Magazine did a feature on Price and his strategies for wagering on sports successfully, particularly in Bowl Games.
Price has been said to have won over a million dollar wager on Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. His most notable and verified wager was in 2015 when he placed a wager in Major League Baseball on the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series before the season began. This wager cost him $22,000 at the time, but ended up winning him $264,000.
- Harvey, Doug. "Jon Price's Kansas City Royals World Series Future Bet Pays Off Big". The Sports Daily.
- "Interview with Legendary Sports Handicapper Jon Price of Sports Information Traders | Gambling911.com". www.gambling911.com. Retrieved 2016-01-02.
- "Inside The World Of Super Bowl XLIX Prop Betting". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-01-02.
- "Hiring Guru: Jon Price -- Seeking PHDs Who Minor in Sports". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-01-02.
- "Inside the Big Business of Betting on College Football Bowl Games". Inc.com. 2015-12-11. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
- Sports Information Traders. Retrieved October 2, 2016.