I don’t know how they do it, but my mother and step-father pull off some amazing bets. My step-father’s about to receive a mechanical heart (goes in for pre-op on 8/13/2005) and as a gift my mother took him on a showboat in Louisiana. My step-father got a quarter jackpot, and won $2500.00. He bought Mom the running boards for her brand new Dodge Ram that she’s had a hard time climbing into. He had them installed and used the remaining money to finance another trip to the horse races today. My mom’d won $12000 another year on the same boat (with a dollar bet). How DO they do it?