Posts Tagged ‘casinos’

Conversation with a Professional Gambler

Many moons ago I had one of the best jobs at the track. Serving the needs of the biggest players. Not just the rank and file $2 – $10 players, but the ones who’ll bet $15,000 – $25,000 daily. In Las Vegas they’re called whales, but anywhere else they’re called customers. If I could’ve duplicated one or two […]

Everyone Into the Pool!

Cheap racing has been around since Pike’s Peak was a pimple. Real players enjoy the opportunity to lock horns with condition claimers, cheap maidens, and longtime runners at small ovals. Why? The payoffs can get pretty sweet, and if you’re savvy enough to figure out the secret sauce. There’s a bumper payday waiting for you. With […]

How Much Is Enough?

I sure hope this question doesn’t appear on Jeopardy, as my answer would be easy. “There is never enough.”  – Many moons ago, I watched double-headers. There would be an afternoon card followed by an hour or so break, and ten more incredible races. – Life couldn’t get any better for this gambler, and I […]

Confessions of a Gambling Voyeur

Saturday night was date night. We use to hang around watching movies having a few glasses of wine.  Life never stay the same, and change is inevitable. In the famous words of Tyler Durden from the movie Fight Club, “It’s only after we’ve lost everything, that we’re free to do anything.” The casino-craze is full bloom in my neck of […]

Bright Lights, Big Money, and The Red Carpet Treatment

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 9, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

By now you’re in driving range to a casino. On average, players travel 150 miles to get their gamble on. Some have a quick jaunt, and for others it takes a bit more planning to lose the kids education. As you start seeing the road side signage, you’ll feel your heart start racing and the conversation in […]

The Gambler’s Journey

Handicappers from all walks have a differing story on how it all began, but there are plenty of the same elements involved. As we sit at our computer monitor, we are sipping coffee in our slippers and playing the card at sunny Gulfstream Park. But we are missing the journey. There was nothing like getting bundled […]

100 Days of Living the Dream

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 26, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 4 Comments >>

When the Travers is in the books, and you start reading about the fall meet tracks. You tell the fat lady to start warming up, as the cool winds of autumn are just weeks away. Football season is on deck, and baseball is starting to shake out contenders to watch down the stretch. I tried […]

Money for Nothing, and Your Action is Free

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 12, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments >>

This past Saturday was a solid day of racing at Belterra Park. Now, I know its not Del Mar or the Spa, but it was the only track I was going to be in attendance. As I was walking in, a new player stopped me on my way up the elevator. He introduced himself, and I […]

Bizzaro World of Racing

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 14, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

How many times would you have liked to hear the truth? Not the P.C. answers aimed to please, but the ones we’ll talk about around the water cooler. There have been some goings on this year, and I would have loved to been a fly on the wall taking in the real truth. Sometimes we […]

Marketing in a Minute

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 12, 2014 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The old saying that resonates in your noggin still begs the question. When you walk into a restaurant, store, or sports bar. There’s a concentrated effort to make you feel more welcome. I guess this rule applies everywhere in the world except the track. If there was a business that needed to focus on the […]