Sam Waalkes

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Sam is a 28 year old from Grand Rapids, Michigan who recently decided to leave his job teaching high school Spanish in order to focus on sports betting full-time. He is the man behind @PromoGuyMI on Twitter - the original “+EV” account on the social media platform.  His specialty is finding bets with positive expected value and has recorded 20 straight profitable months since starting the Twitter account. His small, tight-knit Discord group is a place for added betting analysis throughout the day.

He is an alumnus of Michigan State University and has almost 10 years of sports betting experience. A frequent visitor to, he is excited to join the team as a contributor.  When not scouring lines or answering the questions of his almost 17,000 Twitter followers, Sam likes to travel, hang out at the beaches of nearby Lake Michigan, and of course watch the games that he bets on. 

Fun fact: Sam has visited 27 of the 30 MLB ballparks. His favorites are Oracle Park in San Francisco, Fenway Park in Boston, and Wrigley Field in Chicago. He is a die-hard fan of MSU sports, the Detroit Tigers, and has adopted the Seattle Kraken as his NHL team.

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