My name is Eric and I’m a 30 year-old craps dealer from Southern California. When I was 18 I went to a university to study journalism, but after I dropped out I bounced around a couple community colleges dabbling in economics, philosophy and creative writing. I quit schooling when I was 21.
My foundation is in sports, and sports writing, but my style bends towards gonzo journalism. My main interests include labor issues and sports, with a particular focus on leftist politics and football.
In my early twenties I developed a habit of spending time at the casino playing blackjack, and when I turned 23 I got a job as a dealer. After learning all the generic table games I went back to school for craps, and as a 24 year-old I became the youngest craps dealer in the Coachella Valley. Haven’t checked in a while, but I’m pretty sure that’s still the case (even though I’m 30 now).
I still like to gamble despite the fact that I don’t do it nearly as much anymore. I love money, yet I advocate for a brand of politics that redistributes wealth from the billionaires. I tend to be fond of things that are bad for my health even though I want to live to be an old man. And my favorite sport is also the least friendly, and most violent, to the labor.
I have a lot of contradictions, basically. I’m like everyone else. The only real consistencies I stay true to involve taking the side of the oppressed, and making the best decisions I can with the information in front of me. I love to write and try to share a perspective that people can absorb something from.
As my place in the world and the people in it continue to change, I can rely on The Even Odds Blog to be a constant. The topics and attitudes might shift from time to time, but that’s just me. Hope you enjoy.