Archive for July, 2014

Belterra Park / Place Parlay Wagers

It has been 50 days into the Belterra Park meet, and there is definitely some angles to take advantage of before heading to the windows. What was once the beautiful River Downs has now shape-shifted and rebuilt in the image of a glitzy casino and new race track. The track is smaller than most, but […]

Free Advice is Worth Every Penny

You’re sipping your coffee on the patio, the sun is brightly shining, and the wind that is gently blowing the trees and rustling your Sunday paper. For a moment, you feel like the king of all humanity enjoying the small pleasures in life. As a habit, you take the phone with you not to disturb your […]

The Hidden Costs of Freebie Comps

If you’ve been living under a rock, or been stuck on a remote island. Gambling is at a fever pitch. No, not that gooey-love-story chic flick. The fast paced world of gaming is growing outside of the box, and I don’t think we’ll ever get it back inside. I have had the pleasure of speaking with […]

Commandments of Wagering

Clouds parted and thunder rolled. Something big was about to happen, and it would change the way gamblers would look at wagering forever. No more would we curse the darkness and wonder why the universe exacted payback for our mistakes. From this day forth, gamblers from all walks would have a guideline of how to […]

Summer Camp / Place Parlay Update

There was nothing like camp. Hanging out with friends, school was a million miles away, and the days seemed to last forever. The summer sun on our face, and the sweaty shirts that dotted the ground as makeshift bases for our ball games. If you listen real close, you’ll hear the sound of kids laughing […]

Tools of the Trade / Handicapping Update

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 14, 2014 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | 1 Comment >>

Has anyone ever tried their hand at playing in a contest? If the answer is yes, you’ll definitely know there is a difference between playing for money and trying to take down the big score. If there was ever a day when lightning struck, it was my first handicapping contest. I was playing at Trackside OTB in […]

Weekly Update

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 8, 2014 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | 3 Comments >>

It’s good to look back and see what you’ve accomplished, need to work on, and the incredible things you see along the journey. In seven days there were some eye-opening, good fortune, and emotional experiences. We are lucky each and every morning when our feet hit the floor. At the end of each week, I like […]

Looking Back With Pride

  If you’re lucky enough to do what you love. Count yourself as one of the luckiest people in the world. It was 75- years- ago on July 4, 1939, when a man stood in the face in of adversity and gave thanks. He called it a “bad break,” and most would have never been able […]

Bankroll Builders

Every now and again we forget what brought us to the dance. The little wagers that find their way into the forgotten bin of gambling. We graduate on to bigger wagers as we chase the pot of gold. There is plenty of money that is left on the table, and I’m guilty of forgetting what brought […]