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In sports betting, a tout refers to an individual or company who sells or promotes their betting picks or advice to bettors. Touts often claim to have insider information or expertise in picking winners, and offer their services for a fee.

However, it’s important for bettors to be cautious when dealing with touts, as many are known to exaggerate their success rates or use unethical tactics to lure in customers. In fact, some touts are outright scammers, selling bogus picks or offering fraudulent services.

We highly recommend that bettors do their own research and analysis, and to be skeptical of any claims made by touts or other self-proclaimed betting experts. By using reputable and licensed sportsbooks, and by practicing responsible betting habits, bettors can increase their chances of success and avoid falling victim to scams.

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Eamonn Keenan, with a Digital Arts Degree from the University of Tampa, brings over a decade of sports betting experience to his role as Creative Director at Starting with Betting Hero in the Fall of 2020, Eamonn has been deeply involved in the industry, assisting customers with major sportsbook and casino operators like BetMGM, Caesars, DraftKings, and others. A self-proclaimed sports fanatic, he has a keen interest in professional hockey, MMA, NFL, NCAAB, NCAAF, and MLB. Eamonn enjoys researching teams and players to predict game outcomes, highlighting his passion for sports betting.