Life of a Degenerate Gambler

Lost in the Fog; The Preakness Stakes 2018

I grew up in a foggy place. I learned to drive on twisting turning mountain roads where the fog was so dense sometimes you couldn’t see past your windshield. When the fog was that thick sometimes you would have to drive with your head out the window just to see the highway. If the fog …

Kentucky Derby Day Picks 2018

Kentucky Derby day means big hats, bourbon-laced drinks and betting on the ponies. Well, unless you are working trying to pick a few winners, make a few bucks and possibly hit that million dollars late Pick 4 at Churchhill Downs, then you may have to skip the Bourbon part. This Kentucky Derby day found me …

Amber Exacta’s Kentucky Oaks and 5/4 Santa Anita Picks

It’s just a few days until the 144th Kentucky Derby and I can’t wait! I have all the ingredients to make a bad ass Kentucky Derby hat and now I just need the time to turn my two dollar thrift store hat into the bluegrass hat of my dreams. If I could get home to …

Amber Exacta’s February 2nd Happy Birthday Judy Picks

V is for victory. Like when you hit the pick 5 and win two grand. Or is it for Venison? Or is it for a very happy birthday to one of my favorite ex wagering ambassadors? If it’s February 10th then you can find me at Santa Anita Park, the great race place helping new …

Crabs, Cash and Dreams Coming True

A year ago I was sitting in the fanciest seafood restaurant we could find in Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong, the whitest person in the restaurant, okay actual the only white person in the restaurant, and wanting desperately to have just one napkin. How do you destroy a delicious crab without even one napkin? This …