Day 62

Off-Track Betting

March 1st, 2012

After struggling for years, all the NYC OTB parlors were finally shuttered in late 2010. A considerable number of them, however, have managed to eke out a pathetic sort of survival, courtesy of the sluggish economy: their signs and logos, or at least traces of them, still adorn many of the vacant, unrented storefronts that once housed the parlors. The former customers, of course, have had to move on, but what has become of Jesus Leonardo? Not to worry, friends: he just keeps on keepin' on.


  1. Jon says:

    How on earth do you fail to make a go of a gambling-based business? Isn’t it like a license to print money? What kind of incompetent government do you have over there anyway? :P

  2. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Smart man he was collecting all those tossed out tickets.
    People don’t realize you can find some real winners by picking up loose, tossed out tickets.. I know from working at a grocery store and selling lottery tickets. The people who buy strips of tickets all at once and scratch off a whole run overlook winners. Even if it isn’t a whole run, you’ll still find good ones. If you ever have the chance or guts to, look in the garbage can right next to the desk, or even just on the counter, where lottery tickets are sold. Find yourself some tossed out instants scratch offs. You’ll eventually find money. People don’t look closely enough sometimes and throw away a winning ticket. I know, I’ve seen it happen. Just don’t garbage dig down deep in the trash, keep some dignity.

    • Sharon says:

      agree and feel sorry to see those tradotional business gone! It is not just gambling. Seniors shared fun there.

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