Posts Tagged ‘New players’

Just Click Here to Have Fun!

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 10, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

The latest wave of reaching the new player is on the ropes. It’s hard to believe, but the newbie player is an illusive beast to capture. Tracks, OTB’s, ADW’s and everyone who takes a wager has tried to reach over the fence and extend the olive branch. There are groups who are doing good work, and […]

Gamblers, Handicappers, and Visitors

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 20, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The track was jammed, and traffic is thick. Getting a parking spot was tricky, and finding a seat is a job. But, that was horse racing. The lines were so long you’ll stand and handicap while waiting. That was the scene long ago, and if you head out now. There aren’t enough people to start a fight. You won’t find that “newbie […]

First Time Player / Free Saturday Pick Four Selections

I started the day with optimism and energy. Right now, I feel like I have gone 12 rounds with the champ. I stayed up late and got up early, and the Winning Ponies E-Z Win Forms took it to the house ! – I made a few bets, and our pick four hit but sustained a […]

Change or Be Changed

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 8, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 3 Comments >>

When I walk into the track I shake hands and greet players at least ten times before I reach my seat. That was a great part of my job, and I loved it… Most think I still work there, and that is just fine. For over twenty years I have been doing a labor of […]

Chasing The Prize

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 23, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

We all know what to expect when we bet with our local OTB, ADW, or the race track of our choosing. This is pointed at the wagering menu for the most part. But things don’t have to be so stale. I salute the tracks and out-of-the-box thinkers. It is up to the people that put on the […]

Thoughts From The Cheap Seats

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 25, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

When I walk into the track I can’t believe the lack of patrons. We can’t blame it on the demographic changes or players drifting away as they get older. Competiton for the dollar has always been around, and people can look back and blame the economy at any time in the last 30-years. So what is […]

7-11

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 13, 2011 in General Discussion | 4 Comments >>

On 1/7/11 the heavens opened up and gave the McCullough family a bundle of joy. God smiled sweetly, and young Barrett McCullough was born to Mary and Kevin with a lifetime of happiness ahead of them. I wanted to write about young Barrett’s arrival, and even his birthday has a gambler’s note. He was born on […]