Andrew Amatrudo enjoys drinking beer, eats anything that he wants to and loves to gamble. Perhaps this is the secret to having a long, healthy life.
He may be the country’s only centenarian card shark. Just about every day, the 102-year-old Atlantic City resident can be found playing poker at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort.
“I’m not going to sit home. If I sit home, I’ll go berserk,” he explained. “I love to play poker. That’s all I live for anymore.”
Amatrudo, who goes by Andy, was born in Philadelphia on Feb. 21, 1909, a month before Theodore Roosevelt left the White House and five years before World War I broke out. U.S. Census Bureau figures show he is among only eight men and 37 women in Atlantic County who are at least 100 years old.