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Walking the line

Corner bookie Floyd Fielding makes his living the old-fashioned way: One loser at a time

Updated: August 13, 2012, 4:34 PM ET
By Tim Struby | ESPN The Magazine

IN THE NEON glow of Manhattan's Times Square, a black sedan glides through the streets. At the wheel sits Floyd Fielding*, armed with his essentials: cigarillo, Uni-ball pen clipped to his T-shirt, four cellphones at the ready. On this Tuesday night in November, he'll make eight stops from Battery Park to the Upper West Side. He does not speed or text while moving. He drives cautiously -- not only because of the pre-holiday crowds but because Fielding, by the nature of his ...

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