Ecks-Rated Tales From Vegas -- Boat

Ecks-Rated Tales From Vegas: Ship's Sailing Without Ecks


You Should Have Seen This Prop!

Sadly, I'm living in Vegas and do not have a Canadian address and could not take advantage of a DELICIOUS prop bet that was up on one of the sportsbooks. These guys had Brooks Koepka at 13/1 to win and with that bet, you automatically get a second bet on Koepka to finish in the Top 5 at 1/4 of the price (a little over 3/1).

Gotta reach out to some of Canadian friends to see if I can use their address without causing an international incident!

HOW ABOUT I LEND YOU $220,000!!!

Speaking Of Scams

You've probably had your share of SCAM Emails, but lemme shed some light on the latest one making the rounds.

Here it is and it's a doozy...

Dear Benjamin,

I am thrilled to connect with you today! I have some electrifying news for America's Line. Your relentless efforts and shrewd business acumen have not gone unnoticed; the recent boost in your business credit has unlocked a treasure chest of opportunities!

For a limited time, America's Line is pre-qualified for an Unsecured Business Line of Credit at an almost-unheard-of 6.25% interest rate.

Golden Key Highlights:

  • Rate: 6.25%
  • Approved Funds: Up to $220.000,00
  • Absolutely Unsecured
  • Zero Personal Guarantees

The clock is ticking, though! This extraordinary offer is set to expire at the end of June 2023. Please, don't let this ship sail without you! Click here to claim your treasure and verify company details. Of course, if you prefer the human touch, you can also call us, or simply hit reply with the desired treasure chest size (loan amount) and the voyage details (use of funds).

Okay. A few things. How can you NOT like the 'treasure chest' reference and the 'voyage details.' Feel like I'm in the middle of another 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movie.

Unfortunately, or fortunately, this ship is gonna sail WITHOUT Ecks!


Made a nice deposit into the Bank of Ecks last week with a first quarter wager win in the Heat/Nuggets game, and will look to grow the fund with a weekend play on the Dodgers.

Los Angeles will host bitter N.L. West rival San Francisco, and send dynamic rookie Bobby Miller to the mound.

Lemme tell you a little about Bobby.

This kid is a beast at 6'5" and 220 pounds. He brings some serious heat which tops out at 100.4 mph. Not sure what that is in kilometers, but you can google it.

Miller has started four games and allowed ONLY 2 earned runs over 23 innings which works out to an INVISIBLE 0.78 ERA!

Not sure if Bobby starts tonight or tomorrow, and don't care who starts for the Giants. L.A is my lady and a big PHAT wager!


Benjamin Eckstein is a nationally syndicated sportswriter/oddsmaker. His column, America's Line, with the Ecks & Bacon appetizer, has run in the New York Daily News and over 100 other papers since 1988. You can follow him online at He is beloved by most, when he picks winners, and detested by others, when he picks the occasional loser. If you wanna piece of Eck, hit his [email protected].