Host: Rush Hour, Bet On, Chicago
Burke has hosted nearly every VSiN show on our air at on time or another. Currently, he is the host of Rush Hour from our VSiN studio inside BetRivers Casino in Des Plaines, Ill., and Bet On, Chicago, which can be heard from 7-9 p.m. Saturdays on WLS 890 AM in Chicago. Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago naturally led him to become a die-hard sports fan. Through the ups and downs of being a Chicago sports fan, he grew to love every aspect it - including the betting side. So with the affinity of that combination it was an easy decision on what he wanted to do for a living: talk about sports. That led him to attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he majored in sports broadcasting.
Early Sports Reporting Roles:
From working behind the scenes producing live content, covering the teams in the local paper and doing play-by-play on radio and TV, he experienced just about every angle of the industry. He then got a job at the local ESPN affiliate radio station in Lincoln. He began as a studio host for the Lincoln Saltdogs, which evolved into a co-host / producer gig for the afternoon drive show, "Hail Varsity Radio." He worked there for three years until he made his first trip out to Las Vegas. It was during that first trip to Sin City, where he knew instantly that he wanted to move out to talk about sports gambling for a living. He made the trek in 2019, and has been with VSiN ever since.
Favorite Team: Cubs
Favorite Movies: Dazed and Confused, Casino, Interstellar, The Big Short, Django Unchained, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Favorite TV Shows: Breaking Bad, The Office, Ozarks, Entourage
Favorite Bands / Artists: The Beatles, Led Zepplin, Bob Seger, Mac Miller, Kid Cudi, Biggie Smalls, J Cole
My Worst Betting Beat: It’s a tie between the Steelers blowing a 16-point lead in the second half, at home, against the Chargers in 2018. They ended up losing on a game winning field goal. And then, of course, the double-doink.
My Best and Biggest Bet: In March of 2017, I tweeted that the Eagles were going to be Super Bowl Champions that upcoming season. Rode them the whole way.
On My First Day in Vegas: I saw former NBA PG CJ Watson at a Cox cable store, and later that night I went on a long heater at the roulette table.
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