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Twitter is conduit for info in sports betting

Sharp sports bettors are always seeking an edge. What was considered “inside information” in decades past is now often available to the public instantaneously.

If it happened 15 minutes ago, it’s almost old news.

Twitter, founded in March 2006 as an online social networking and microblogging service, is the newest hot spot for sports bettors. It can be a forum for worthless conversations, but it’s also a network that offers valuable information.

A “tweet” is limited to 140 characters. For example, South Point oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro posted this tweet on Wednesday: “The magic carpet ride continues. Denver is now America’s team. The next bet we take on the Cowboys will be the first one. How bout them Broncos.”

The numbers of bettors gravitating to the Twitter-verse — some sources are more credible than others — seems limitless.

In addition to team Twitter accounts, newspaper beat writers and national media insiders, here are several sources to consider following for sports betting-related info:

BOOKMAKERS

@cantorgaming

@JayKornegay, LVH

@LVSuperbook

@Gollumlv (Tony Miller, Golden Nugget)

@mnelson702 (Marc Nelson, Aliante)

@golfodds (Jeff Sherman, LVH)

@stationcasinos

@JimmyVaccaro (South Point)

@WilliamHillUS

HANDICAPPERS

@andrewssports (Chris Andrews, Againstthenumber.com)

@hittingpaydirt (AJ Atencio)

@EdBemiss (EdBemiss.com)

@predictmachine (Predictionmachine.com)

@BrianBlessing (DonBest.com)

@Covers (Covers.com)

@davecokin (Smokincokin.com)

@MarcoInVegas (Marco D’Angelo, Pregame.com)

@DocsSports (Doc’s Sports Service)

@DonBestSports (DonBest.com)

@chuckedel (Sportsxradio.com)

@vegasbedwards (Brian Edwards, BrianEdwardsSports.com)

@JimFeistSports (Jim Feist, JimFeist.tv)

@FezzikSports (Steve Fezzik, Pregame.com)

@fitz_doug (Doug Fitz, Systemplays.com)

@ToddFuhrman (DonBest.com)

@GambLou (GambLou.com)

@garygreenewins (Gary Greene)

@vegasandy711 (Andy Iskoe, TheLogicalApproach.com)

@lasvegasgolfer (Brady Kannon)

@KrugerinVegas (Jim Kruger, VegasSportsAuthority.com)

@DanBlackDiamond (Dana Lane)

@marclawrence, Playbook.com

@BLeonardSports (Bryan Leonard, Footballwinners.com)

@BruceAMarshall (GoldSheet.com)

@OddsShark (Oddsshark.com)

@Micah Roberts7 (Micah Roberts, The Linemakers)

@ersports1 (Erin Rynning, Sportsmemo.com)

@teddy_covers (Ted Sevransky, Sportsmemo.com)

@SharpFootball (Warren Sharp)

@axsmithsports (Alex B. Smith)

@scottwins (Scott Spreitzer, Pregame.com)

@sportssteam (Sportssteam.com)

@philsteele042 (Phil Steele, PhilSteele.com)

@kellyinvegas (Kelly Stewart, Kellyinvegas.com)

@sportsmemo, Sportsmemo.com

@DrBobSports (Bob Stoll, DrBobSports.com)

@paulstonesports (Paul Stone, VegasSportsAuthority.com)

@thegoldsheet (Goldsheet.com)

@TheLinemakers (SportingNews.com)

@TheLVSportsline (TheLasVegasSportsline.com)

@The_Odds_Father (Oddsfather.com)

@sportsxradio (Ken Thomson, Sportsxradio.com)

@TwitVI (VegasInsider.com)

@VegasRunner (Pregame.com)

@WagerMinds (Wagerminds.com)

@WesReynolds1

@lasvegascris (Cris Zeniuk)

MEDIA/OTHERS

@Jon_Anik (UFC commentator)

@billbarnwell (Grantland.com)

@RJinVegas (RJ Bell, Pregame.com)

@bettingtalk_ (Bettingtalk.com)

@CBSSports

@stevecofield (ESPN Radio 1100)

@ESPN_Colin (Colin Cowherd, ESPN Radio)

@RichEng4ProPick (Richard Eng, Las Vegas Review-Journal)

@ESPNStatsInfo

@fangraphs (FanGraphs Baseball)

@FootballContest

@FOXSports1

@BernieFratto (ESPN Radio 1100)

@gambling911

@GamingTodayNews

@davidglisan (EOG.com)

@Grantland33

@ryanmgreene

@AdamHillLVRJ (Adam Hill, Las Vegas Review-Journal)

@casekeefer (Las Vegas Sun)

@LVA_Tweet (Las Vegas Advisor)

@RJ_Sports (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

@FloydMayweather

@chadmillman (ESPN The Magazine)

@MitchMoss24 (Mitch Moss, ESPN Radio 1100)

@nbastats

@nflnetwork

@kenpomeroy (Kenpom.com)

@DavidPurdum

@FO_ASchatz (Aaron Schatz, Footballoutsiders.com)

@howardstutz (Howard Stutz, Las Vegas Review-Journal)

@TeamRankings (TeamRankings.com)

@ViewFromVegas (Dave Tuley, ViewFromVegas.com)

@mikewilkening (ProFootballTalk.com)

@rich_witt1 (Richard Witt, New York Post)

@YahooSports

@mattyoumans247 (Matt Youmans, Las Vegas Review-Journal)

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