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 — 42,661 followers, 31,544 tweets

Nov 24, 2017

@MathGuy81 @mstef8 "Incompetence in these matters is always a more reasonable explanation than design."

Nov 23, 2017

@derekboston : couple hours ago, 54% of bets, 69 percent of money was on Bolts at Will Hill

Nov 23, 2017

Vikings -2.5, 46.5 at Lions: 2x more bets, 3x as much money on Vikings @LVSuperBook, per @sportsbookrandy.

Nov 22, 2017

RT @aaronkessler: If you had started 17 games ago with $100 and rolled it over on the Celtics moneyline every game, you would now have $0.

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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.