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”

Golf Tale

I was sitting here at my desk checking out some of the framed pics I keep close. One I keep very close is the shot of me, on the Tournament Player’s Championship golf course in Scottsdale. I only had a few occasions to play there, and I managed to be invited there on three occasions.Continue reading “Golf Tale”

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”

It’s Over

Finally, the interminable English Premier League football season has concluded. In what was the worst-ever season for United, they only managed to be gifted the sixth-place finish which qualifies them for entry into the Europa League as their only international football. United need a complete overhaul. Here are my thoughts on next season’s Red Devils:Continue reading “It’s Over”

Tranquilo

Staying calm. Cool under pressure. Not everyone has it 100% of the time. I’m probably in the high eighties if I am really being honest with myself. I had to “beat” a polygraph test in order to land a major casino Executive Chef job in Las Vegas. Answering truthfully all the questions set up toContinue reading “Tranquilo”

Longshot

I admit it. I am a sucker for the occasional wager on an underdog or any bet with a high return. For example, in all the crap games I’ve played. Invariably, the formula repeated itself every time I was rolling dice: I start with a medium-sized (100.00) bet on the Pass Line. If it hits,Continue reading “Longshot”

Open Mic Night

You are going to have to take my word for it, because I left my phone in the Highlander (“You will always be weaker than I, Highlander!”) and I didn’t get ADOGG to video me. It was at a brewpub in Cincinnati called Fretboards. The cool thing about this place is they only want youContinue reading “Open Mic Night”

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”