I write about gambling for ESPN Chalk. I am not good at gambling.

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I'm a 39-year-old writer with a passion for original reporting and storytelling.

I have applied my background in traditional journalism to covering the mysterious gaming industry for the past five years.

I have profiled renowned professional sports bettor Billy Walters and broken stories about t...

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@DavidPurdum — 44,896 followers, 32,479 tweets

@touchdownjaysus Yeah, I think everyone's probably going off the same news reports. Lot of speculation.
Current lines: Jaguars at Patriots -7.5, 47 Vikings -3, 38.5 at Eagles
@Side2TheTotal @CromwellVegas I like that whole place. They once hosted the making of the world's oldest martini. It may still be there. Haven't watched games at the book/lounge yet, but have seen it.
@FairwayJay Legal, but requires sports betting license?
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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a high school sports stringer for the Palm Beach Post and South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I'm approaching 40-years-old, so it's been a long, long time since I've used a typewriter. I learned to type in high school on a PC.

How is social media changing news?

Social media has helped spread the news and improve interaction with readers, but it also has hurt quality and accuracy.