Chip Chirimbes the Las Vegas Hilton Handicapping Champion has been a mainstay in the Sports Handicapping industry for 30 years. Here are some of the highlights of his career. For eight years Chip hosted his own nationally syndicated sports television show. In 1978 Chip created a first of its kind 'live' sports handicapping television show, The "A-Play Sports Handicapping Show " out of New York City, where the viewers could 'call-in' and interact with Chip and his special guest handicappers.
Paul 'Chip' Chirimbes appeared 'live' weekly for CNN/SI for six years over 300 appearances from 1995-2001 as Las Vegas' expert voice for weekend events where he handled viewer questions and gave his analysis. He appeared from September 1987 -December 2006 on USA's Proline. As one of the foremost experts in sports, Chip has been quoted in many national publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA TODAY, SI's Sports Weekly and countless others.
Chip has appeared as an expert analyst on Yahoo's "Ahead of the Game", the Nation's only live streaming interactive sports show on the web! Chip is known as the "Big Play Handicapper", earning that name by his ability to consistently win his biggest plays!
Chip is a New York University graduate with a Masters Degree was educated at the University of Kyoto in Japan, Uppsala University in Sweden and Copenhagen University in Denmark. A high school teacher, he was a head Baseball and assistant football coach as well as a certified NCAA Basketball official. After eight years of teaching and coaching, Chipper created his professional sports service called The A-Play.
Chip has hosted and produced a number of successful Radio and Television programs since 1982, including 'live' shows from the Las Vegas Hilton, Stardust, Sunset Station, Bally's, MGM, Imperial Palace and Palms Hotel.
Here's what the Nation's media has had to say about Chip Chirimbes:
Dan Rather, CBS Evening News- "Sports expert Chip Chirimbes won 73% of his Best Bets and 63% overall in the pro's, putting him at the top among established handicappers."
CNN/fn-"Sports handicapping is an art and Chipper is a man who understands that art. Now we can know what an expert thinks."
Gambling Times- Called Chip Chirimbes… "a class act and a true professional whose reputation for honesty and integrity precedes him."
Show Business Magazine- "Chip Chirimbes blends his gambling intuition with a thorough knowledge of sports, the result is the most informative sports show on television."
New York Times-"Chipper Chirimbes is 'The Handicapper' who provides winning insights into major sporting events."
Wall Street Journal- "...the professional handicapper in Las Vegas who's most confident picks are labeled 'Blue Chip' specials."
Fox Sports Network- 'Chip Chirimbes is one of the Nation's leading football handicappers year-in & year-out he's the 'most consistent' of the respected Vegas Players.
Chip lets his records speak for themselves:
2000 Las Vegas Hilton March Mania Champion.
1999 Other March Mania results- 4th place, 1997-6th place.
1996 Round 1 winner 13-3, 12-4, 25-7 78% overall first round record.
2001 Stardust Invitational NCAA Basketball Best Bet leader 8-2 80%.
Recent accomplishments with Vegas Insider include:
2009 NCAA 'Guaranteed Plays Leader' 73% (16-6)
2007-08 NCAA BK Members +1,450 (#2 Overall)
2007-08 NFL Members +1,805 (#3 Overall)
2007 MLB Guarantees +1,284 (#1 Overall)
2006 MLB Members +1,711 (#1 Overall)
2005-06 NBA Money +1,988 (#1 Overall)
2005-06 NCAA BK Money +1,280 (#2 Overall)
2004-05 NCAA BK Money +2,680 (#1 Overall)