My Hottest Hot Streak

…came at the conclusion of the 2008-2009 NCAA football season. I had enjoyed a very mediocre track record what with losing most of my homer Notre Dame bets, but gaining ground on the other games. At the corporate workplace I was being babied at, there was a rule against pools, or any form of gamblingContinue reading “My Hottest Hot Streak”

Throwing Dice

For me, it all started watching my brother and his friends tossing dice against the wall. I didn’t really understand the whole game, but I could see you could accumulate a lot of cash in a very short period of time. I was interested. Very interested. So, naturally, I started my first crap game onContinue reading “Throwing Dice”

Snake Eyes

A 33-1 bet on the crap table. Sucker bet. But damned if I don’t go there as soon as I am up a few thousand. “Hi-Lo for a hundred each.” I live on house money, so I play with the highest odds the house provides. The casino I hit in Toledo, Ohio allowed 10x odds.Continue reading “Snake Eyes”

The Best Advice I Never Took

During my infamous hot streak in the casinos of Las Vegas in 1977, I went on an unheard of four month winning streak that defied all odds. I mean I had been hot on a couple of occasions before and I pocketed a few hundred bucks along the way, but this was something altogether different.Continue reading “The Best Advice I Never Took”

Tipped Employees

I am a good tipper. I was taught by my mom that you did not accept service from someone without compensating them. We always had money to go out AND tip for services rendered. And we weren’t rich by any means. Of the many jobs I worked in my life, it’s hard to beat musician,Continue reading “Tipped Employees”

Big Leagues

We refer to the top tiers of sports and the world-class athletes participating as the majors, or big leagues. Before ascending, the minor leagues serve as home. When I first moved to Las Vegas in the late 70’s, I was definitely ensconced in the minors. I mean, I thought I had some of the answers,Continue reading “Big Leagues”