Regarded as the 'Futures King', Dave Oancea, popularly known as Vegas Dave, might as well be a sports oracle because of his uncanny gifts in predicting the outcome of games, which helped him build himself his own empire.
Now, Dave Oancea is known for his excessive lifestyles and for his lucrative sports handicapping business. If you're looking for more information on Dave, look no further and place your bets right here.Quick Facts
|Full Name||Vegas Dave|
|Real Name||David Nakama Oancea|
|Birthdate||December 10, 1976|
|Current Age||43 years old|
|Birth Place||Michigan, United States|
|Current Residence||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Education||Michigan State University (dropped out)|
|Height||5' 7' (170 cm)|
|Relationship Status||He is currently engaged to Holly Sonders|
|Is Vegas Dave Gay?||No, he is not gay. |
|Profession||Professional sports bettor, entrepreneur|
|Net Worth||Approx. $30 - 50 million|
|Social Media Presence||Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook|
|Films/ TV he has been in:||Showtime's Action (2019)|
He began his career in Las Vegas 15 years ago. He wagers $100,000 a week on football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. Vegas Dave's work and luxurious lifestyle as shown in his social media accounts have attracted fans and sports bettors from all over the world.
He has also given valuable insights and commentary about different sports teams as well as given insider information on the world of gambling. He has also given back to various charities in Hawaii and Las Vegas. How old is Vegas Dave? Dave was born on December 10, 1976 in Michigan.
He is currently 43 years old. He grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii where his mother lived. Why is Vegas Dave famous? Vegas Dave is often regarded as the 'Futures King' because of his amazing talent for predicted sports outcomes.
He turned this skill into a lucrative career in Las Vegas which has lasted for 15 years. His Instagram and Youtube account also attract a huge fanbase because of his posts showing his luxurious lifestyle. He also gained notoriety for owning a 35cm Hermes Birkin Himalayan bag, one of the most expensive handbags in the world.How did Vegas Dave get rich? When Dave was still in college attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, he took a $10,000 student loan and used it to bet in a casino.
He hit red on roulette and doubled his money. He got hooked on gambling ever since. He admitted that on some days, he did lose money. He sought help from Gambler's Anonymous for his gambling addiction.While attending the support group, he realized that he could make money out of sports betting but just lacked money management skills and self control.
He said, 'Gamblers anonymous, they were miserable there. I didn't wanna be like that. I knew I was smarter than those people. I just had to grow up and have discipline with my money. It was that realization, that I'm good at what I do.' From then on, he changed ways and shifted focus instead into selling his picks which turned into a multi-million business.What is Vegas Dave's net worth? Well, to begin with, a lot.
In some of his videos, he mentioned earning about $ 20,000 - 40,000 a day. He also uploaded a video where he celebrated earning his first $1,000,000 in a month. His yearly earnings from sports betting and real estate, revenue from Youtube and properties make him worth about $30 - 50 million.Vegas Dave's Best Picks In 2012, Vegas Dave predicted the Ravens would win the Super Bowl.
He bet $8,000 got a payout of $208,000. In 2015, Vegas Dave predicted the Kansas City Royals would win the World Series, despite experts saying that they would ?nish last. Dave made history by placing a bet of about $100,000 with a payout of 2.5 million, making it the highest payout in sports betting history.
Who is Vegas Dave dating? Dave is currently engaged to former golfer Fox Holly Sonders. Holly was previously married to former Golf Channel co-host Erik Kuselias until their divorce in 2016. Dave and Holly's relationship began on Instagram after Oancea left a comment on one of Sonders' photos.
After that, the two exchanged direct messages and shared stories with each other about their lives. Dave and Holly got engaged in December, six days after they started dating. 'I was so taken by Dave's personal story and his rise above adversity to become a self-made man that I sincerely fell in love with him instantly,' Sonders said. Vegas Dave's Youtube Channel Dave has a Youtube channel called ItsVegasDaveTV which he started in 2018.
In this channel, he would show his extravagant lifestyle - going to parties and luxury beaches with girls and private villas. He has also uploaded sports commentary as well as informational videos about sports betting. Vegas Dave's lawsuit In 2017, Dave was faced 19 felony counts after authorities found him using other people's Social Security numbers to open player accounts at Wynn Las Vegas and Westgate casinos.
The alleged crimes occurred between February 2015 and February 2016. The transactions made during these times amounted to around $1.2 million. The charge carries a maximum sentence of five years' probation. After pleading guilty, Dave was ordered to instead serve three years of probation, complete his gambling counselling, and perform 150 hours of community service.
Furthermore, he is banned from sports books in Nevada for three years. Right now, Dave doesn't place bets anymore. He said that despite no longer selling picks himself, he is actually 'making more money now as a consultant.' He says he'd be a 'complete moron' to bet sports ever again. Is Vegas Dave a Scammer? Selling picks and sports betting is a legitimate activity in the United States.
There are indeed questionable ways in which Dave presents himself as having built his success through selling picks as well as claiming to have won 75% of his bets, which is unheard of. But we think that Dave is just any other sports bettor out there.
And if you are interested in selling picks like Vegas Dave, you should do a lot of research yourself behind this business, and who knows, with a stroke of good fortune, you might end up like Dave as well.