Author Archives: Aram Tolegian

Are you a fan or a gambler? A not-so-great moment in Big ‘Cap betting history …

Back in the day, the Santa Anita Handicap was one of the first major events that attracted me to the sport, er, gambling outlet of horse racing. When I was a kid, most of my fellow teenagers played Nintendo. But … Continue reading


Santa Anita Handicap to go as the 11th and final race on Saturday (first time in history that’s happened) …

Brilliant move by Santa Anita Park to card the Big Cap as the last race on Saturday. Nobody’s going home until Ultimate Eagle (your 5-2 morning line favorite) says so.


Offshore sportsbook Bodog seized by feds, indictments issued …

Anybody who knows me knows that I think the dumbest thing in the world (beside having a Facebook account) is to front your money and bet with an offshore sportsbook … please pay particular attention to the first part of … Continue reading


These World Series bets offer a chance for bettors to hit it out of the park …

Around this time every year, sports columnists across the country dig down deep for some worthless play on words about how it’s almost spring and baseball season is near. A wasted four years for a journalism degree leads to the … Continue reading


It’s time to start thinking about MLB futures … and there’s already one prop bet that’s a STEAL!

On Friday, I will have a column about three excellent value bets to win the World Series. The mere mention of such a thing should tell you it’s time to start doing your MLB futures shopping. I have already begun. … Continue reading


Aram gives into Lin hype, takes position in Knicks at 30-1 to win NBA title …

I stand to Lin $3k if Knicks win NBA title. I just did it. Couldn’t resist. I’ve bought into the Jeremy Lin hype by risking $100 to win $3,000 on the New York Knicks to win the NBA title. Obviously, … Continue reading


DRF’s Brad Free hits $41k Pick 6 on $20 investment …

DRF’s SoCal handicapper, and I believe former Pasadena Star-News employee, was one of the winners in last Sunday’s Pick 6. That’s pretty remarkable by itself, but when you consider Free’s ticket cost him a measly $20, then it gets downright … Continue reading


HBO’s LUCK after three episodes: It’s dark and getting darker … but I like that!

Fortunately for HBO, I have no life. And I have the past experience of throwing in the towel early on shows like ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ only to later be calling both the best shows I’ve ever seen. … Continue reading


Linsanity!!! Books better brace for Asian money to really start pouring in on Knicks …

As we all know, Asians make up some of the biggest gamblers the world over. Just look at Maccau. Vegas has got nothing on Maccau. So when an Asian basketball sensation like the Knicks’ Jeremy Lin comes to the fore, … Continue reading


Life imitates art at Santa Anita on Friday?

Trainer Julio Canani saddled longshot Wild Revenge to a win in the first race Friday at Santa Anita. The horse was ridden by Kayla Stra. In the first episode of HBO’s new horse racing-based show ‘Luck’, Turo Escalante, a character … Continue reading