Posts Tagged ‘new gamblers’

Do You Remember Your First ?

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 22, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Uncategorized | No Comments >>

For most handicappers, you dream of the day when you’ll bring your son or daughter to the races. It takes you back to a simpler time as you held your grandpa’s hand, or walked along with Dad into the large building. As you slid under the turnstiles for free admission, and stood in line to get your […]

Marketing in a Minute

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 12, 2014 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | 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 […]


by Ed Meyer

posted on June 4, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | 4 Comments >>

There was a young colt born at Stoner Creek farm in Paris, Kentucky. He was sired by 1928 Kentucky Derby winner Reigh Count. He didn’t appear to be much in the eyes of his owner John Hertz, who was best known for his rental car company bearing his name. Hertz was intent on selling the colt, until he was convinced […]

Be Careful What You Wish For

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 30, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

Long ago at a small racetrack a group of longtime employees drank some magic potion. Now, this wasn’t just any potion, but it was one that made your wishes come true. They so loved the sport of kings that they would have done anything to see it flourish once again. With the promise of casino-style gaming […]

Thoughts For 2011

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 29, 2010 in General Discussion | 2 Comments >>

Gamblers, punters, or anyone who enjoys making a wager will make some pledge of change as the ball drops, and Dick Clark will make his annual appearance. We can’t help it, and no matter what you say, it will cross your mind right as you see 2011 on the screen for the 1st time. I first […]

Why Not?

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 15, 2010 in General Discussion | 1 Comment >>

Why is it that certain things can’t happen? I don’t think it is as much as things n0t changing, compared to adjusting our perceptions. Think about it and ask why not? Why can’t tracks drop their takeout to a blended rate, and all states abide? If they do this, then players will know about racing, what […]

Easy Money

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 26, 2010 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

I am just like you. I love to play the races. It doesn’t matter if it is cond $4,000 or the Breeders’ Cup. But, I have friend who likes to gamble, or as she thinks…. Somewhere, or sometime, a smart person has told her it is like a giant A.T.M. If you are needing cash, […]


by Ed Meyer

posted on June 27, 2010 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

I attended a party where there were many card games, plenty of great conversation and adult beverages were being consumed. Gambling was the target of the night, and I found that many players gave me answers that caught me off guard. Casinos and racinos drag people in and get them plunked down at a game […]