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 — 38,288 followers, 29,238 tweets

Jun 28, 2017

@TheRxcom They passed legislation that clarified licensees are able to operate in other legal jurisdictions.

Jun 28, 2017

@BergenBrennan Leagues "declined to comment for a second straight day or did not respond to requests for comment." Same here. Hmmmm ...

Jun 28, 2017

"I think in this case, it is very difficult to see a scenario where New Jersey does not walk away with a victory." -- @jifrah https://t.co/ALRJPtn3hG

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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.