Posts Tagged ‘Las Vegas’

Debunking the Myths

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 1, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  Many players feel like  a monkey is on their back. He tells me what to do, and I find myself listening to the monkey. He is a savage beast. This animal grabs my wallet, and makes me do the silliest things. He wasn’t there when we walked in, and out of thin air the 500 lb. beast […]

The Devil You Know is Better than the Devil You Don’t

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 10, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Racing has long lived in the past. Where everything was good, and the only problems we faced was having enough grandstand space. But you’re grandpa’s game is gone like the smoke from his cigar and the pork pie hats that filled the aprons. Fast forward some 100 years later, and you’ll see another view of the […]

Three Reasons Horse Racing is Your Best Bet

After all of the trips to Las Vegas, Laughlin, California, Florida, West Virginia, Indiana, and now Ohio. I have become a seasoned player in the world of glitz and glamour. It seems every trip I’ve ever made has me looking to break even by the end of the night. Oh, there have been a few […]

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 […]

Tools of the Trade / Handicapping Update

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 14, 2014 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 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 […]

The Wide World of Wagering

We’re the generation of ADW wagering, racing channels on cable and satellite, and every track in the nation is open for bets. Once upon a time I could remember dreaming about going to Las Vegas to hit the race books. When I graduated college, my dad wanted to buy me a gift. “Would you like […]

Winner’s Never Quit

We’re all glued to the screen when “Horseplayers” comes on the Esquire Network. It’s a solid show that gives you a glimpse behind the world of contest play, and follows some of the best handicappers in the world. Now, if you noticed I said SOME of the best players. Not to take a cheap shot […]

Horseplayers – Now it’s Getting Great!

At first it was a little soft, but they had to build the characters. – Things are starting to change a bit, and the price of poker is going up. After receiving five calls about the latest episode, and one call from a great handicapper known as “Moo.” – There were a few after-thoughts in […]

A Sure-Fire Winner

How many fans have been watching “Horseplayers?” – I started off watching to support the game we love, but now I think they’ve hit onto something new. I guess it takes a few episodes to grow on you, but it bit me from the first hour. If there is one show that is on my […]

Say It Ain’t So…

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 19, 2013 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Once upon a time, race tracks could be found in every state that allowed betting. If you wanted to bet, you had to make your way to the track and watch the ponies. Vegas was yet to be born, and the lottery and casinos were something you read about. Oh, there were plenty of bookies […]