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I have two distinct lives. One in the trenches of low-budget film and television, the other in professional gambling. Because of the feast-or-famine nature of show business I need a reliable income... gambling. So here you will read about both worlds. Enjoy!



Thursday, February 2, 2023

Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 2/2/2023

 No guest this week as we answer questions from our mail bag. 


We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.


podcast https://www.spreaker.com/user/7418966/mail02022023


Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction

[00:34]  Higher level counts

[02:33]  Hole-carding internationally

[04:07]  Accidentally playing someone else's slot machine mid-bonus

[08:25]  Counting cards on a cruise ship

[10:20]  Longevity research, doctors, diets, and intermittent fasting

[14:51]  Making donations to The Blackjack Hall of Fame's charitable arm

[16:11]  When and why to withdraw money from a bankroll?

[23:46]  Bubble craps

[28:36]  Commercials

[30:34]  Playing as an AP in the UK, ID, slots, tables, counting cards, regulations

[37:48]  9/6 DDB with auto-hold

[39;58]  What happened to Wilma0's money?

[42:09]  Selling the rights to Sex, Lies, and Video Poker

[43:12]  Tipping

[43:56]  Misplaced and stolen cash stories

[48:21]  Richard's brother's gambling

[49:28]  Recommended:  The Good Detective on Netflix, Innovative Remodeling LV, LLC


Sponsored Links:

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae

http://Unabated.com


Recommended:

http://Netflix.com/title/81323914

Innovative Remodeling LV, LLC


Thursday, January 26, 2023

Gambling With an Edge - Throwback episode Kelly Sun

This is a throwback episode originally recorded in 2017. Our guest this week is Kelly Sun. The media dubbed her the "Queen of Sorts," and her team mates called her a "baccarat machine." You know her as the mysterious Chinese woman behind the Phil Ivey edge sorting cases in London, and Atlantic City. Also on this show is Michael Kaplan, who has written about Kelly for the NY Times, and Cigar Aficionado, and Lori Chang.  Lori is a former member of the MIT blackjack team, and friend of Kelly. Kelly sometimes has trouble with English, and Lori came along to help translate, and share a few stories of her own. 

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.


Podcast https://www.spreaker.com/user/7418966/ksuntb


Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction
[02:35]  Edge sorting at baccarat
[03:44]  Kelly's backstory
[06:15]  Gemaco and other brands of cards
[08:22]  "The Macau way"
[09:20]  Automatic shufflers, reusing cards, mini baccarat, cards, and dealers
[14:33]  Edge sorting in blackjack
[16:14]  Developing the baccarat strategy
[19:39]  Playing in Las Vegas, playing with Phil Ivey
[25:30]  Playing in Macau
[27:28]  Foxwoods
[30:43]  Casinos taking freerolls
[32:00]  Don Johnson sees Kelly and Phil at The Borgata
[33:43]  Different rules in baccarat
[34:44]  Eddie stories
[38:51]  Funny stories about frugality
[43:04]  Commercials
[44:36]  Kelly's nicknames
[48:24]  Court cases in New Jersey and London
[50:35]  Playing video poker in Lake Tahoe
[52:26]  Edge sorting in baccarat versus blackjack
[53:43]  Exploiting stereotypes
[58:27]  Can Kelly still play?

Sponsored Links:

Books Referenced:
Tales from the Felt

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Gambling With an Edge - Anthony Curtis 01/19/2023

  Our guest this week is Anthony Curtis. We talk about what's new in Las Vegas.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.


podcast https://www.spreaker.com/user/7418966/ac01162023

Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction

[00:54]  Las Vegas Advisor Members Rewards

[02:45]  Master coupons

[04:16]  Waived resort fees for up to five nights at Downtown Grand

[05:51]  $1 minimum blackjack tables

[10:11]  Caesars, MGM, Station, and Boyd

[11:56]  Members Rewards release date

[12:33]  Changes in Las Vegas in 2023

[16:44]  Mattress Mack

[22:54]  NFL contests 

[27:10]  Commercials

[29:26]  James Grosjean’s upcoming book

[32:35]  Other upcoming LVA books

[35:27]  Bob's upcoming strategy cards

[41:48]  Face-Up Pai Gow progressive 

[45:35]  Discussion of lifelong EV

[49:38]  Recommended:  Hit and Run on Netflix, Seven Stars free bets at Caesars, Resorts World free play and free parking


Sponsored Links:

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae

http://Unabated.com


Guest Links:

http://Lasvegasadvisor.com

http://Huntingtonpress.com

http://Youtube.com/c/LasVegasAdvisorSHOW


Recommended:

http://Netflix.com/title/80205626

Caesars free bets

Resorts World free play and free parking


Thursday, January 12, 2023

Gambling With an Edge - professional slot player CS

Our guest this week is a professional slot player named CS.  

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.

[00:00]  Introduction of CS, advantage slot player
[00;34]  CS's early gambling experiences
[02:15]  Learning about beatable slots
[05:24]  Networking for slot APs
[07:16]  Scouting slots
[10:59]  Slot tournaments
[14:25]  Optimizing mailers or EV?
[17:17]  Casinos backing off slot players
[19:50]  Multi-progressive slots, software updates, RTPs
[28:14]  Commercials
[30:28]  "Must Hit By" slot machines
[32:10]  Chopping plays with strangers
[35:24]  Stalking other hustlers
[39:14]  Filling bill validators
[42:08]  Would CS check machines in front of slot techs?
[44:12]  Arguments over machines, camping plays
[45:59]  Working with a partner
[48:59]  Can listeners contact CS?
[50:20]  Recommended:  Magic Spoon cereal, A Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva, The Art of Hunting Humans by Sidney Mazzi

Sponsored Links:

Recommended:
http://Magicspoon.com
A Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva - https://amzn.to/3QBAnUZ
The Art of Hunting Humans by Sidney Mazzi - https://amzn.to/3W0aGi8

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 1/5/2023

No guest this week as we answer questions from our mail bag. 

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.


podcast https://www.spreaker.com/user/7418966/mail12272022

Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction

[00:32]  Kickers in video poker

[02:00]  AP in England

[03:18]  Switching machines in video poker

[04:14]  Super Times Pay

[05:59]  Casino Tournament Strategy by Stanford Wong

[07:02]  Gift pick up, average daily theoretical

[08:02]  Loss rebates and card counting

[10:15]  Strategies to deal with winning and losing, emotional bankroll

[13:09]  Counter intuitive plays in video poker

[15:10]  9/6 Jacks or Better strategy on Bonus Poker

[16:39]  Finding advantage slots

[17:48]  Ultimate X vulutring, penalty cards

[18:41]  Splitting 2s versus a dealer 7, dealer knowledge of strategy

[22:26]  Calculating the value of odds boosts

[24:28]  CSM's impact on edge

[27:00]  Commercials

[29:24]  Pay schedules on multi-game machines

[30:48]  Frequency of hands on multi-hand games

[31:42]  Dice control with a robot arm

[32:30]  Video poker player analyzer software

[38:51]  Splitting aces

[39:16]  A die that paces 7:6 on sixes

[41:11]  The Recruit on Netflix, The Playlist on Netflix


Sponsored Links:

http://Unabated.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com


Books Referenced:

Casino Tournament Strategy by Stanford Wong - https://amzn.to/3VMJFOX

Gambling 102 by Michael Shackleford - https://amzn.to/3Zi01Cb


Recommended:

The Recruit - http://Netflix.com/title/81396545

The Playlist (incorrectly called the Industry in the episode) http://Netflix.com/title/81186296

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - Alex Kane of Sport Trade

Our guest this week is Alex Kane of Sport Trade.  Sport Trade is a betting exchange run very much like a financial market.  rather than betting with a bookmaker, players bet against each other.  Currently they are only available in New Jersey.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.

 [00:00]  Introduction of Alex Kane of Sporttrade

[00:44]  Alex's educational and sports betting background

[03:12]  Betting exchanges versus bookmaker models

[06:47]  Sporttrade commissions, Betfair's commission policy

[09:10]  Algorithmic betting

[10:42]  Can participants create their own market on Sporttrade?

[15:51]  What is the average hold on a recreational bettor on Sporttrade?

[17:18]  Prop bets

[19:39]  Liquidity providers

[23:10]  In-game odds, DeckPrism Sports

[26:41]  How are liquidity providers getting their data?

[29:22]  Commercials

[32:01]  What sports are covered?  What sports might be covered soon?

[34:21]  Entertainment and political event markets

[36:07]  Court-siding

[42:18]  Sport trade user base and growth

[46:33]  Technology, delays, connectivity

[50:27]  Price discovery

[52:58] Contacting Alex at Twitter.com/A_Kane47

[53:30]  Recommended:  George and Tammy on Showtime, wearing headphones while playing, Blink of an Eye


Sponsored Links:

http://SouthPointCasino.com

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae

http://Unabated.com


Recommended:

http://Sho.com/george-and-tammy

http://Youtu.be/i0gTo-qpxSI

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - Bob Nersesian 12/22/2022

Our guest this week is attorney Bob Nersesian. We had so many questions last time from our listeners that we had to ask Bob back for another round.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.


podcast - https://www.spreaker.com/user/7418966/ners12222022



Show Notes

[00:00]  Blackjack Hall of Fame

[01:15]  Resetting progressive jackpots

[08:30]  Scanning ID without consent while cashing out

[11:37]  Technicalities of trespassing in PA

[15:10]  Banking laws, right to refuse customers

[24:47]  Casinos using wifi to access phone data

[29:19]  Lying about the location of ID, elements of fraud

[31:16]  Inspecting state agents

[35:37]  Native American casino denying jackpot for vulturing UX

[36:18]  Surveillance audio

[39:36]  Delaying cash outs, patron redemptions

[44:00]  Commercials

[46:24]  Using a calculator to determine the edge on a progressive

[49:58]  Bad beat jackpot being held after poker room closure

[51:14]  Selling comped tickets

[54:41]  Recommended:  Versailles, Suspect by Scot Turowk, Kenny Rogers "Kentucky Homemade Christmas"


Sponsored Links:

http://SouthPointCasino.com

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae

http://Unabated.com


Recommended:

Versailles on Netflix - http://Netflix.com/title/80099753

Suspect by Scot Turow - https://amzn.to/3jpJTOt

http://Youtube.com/watch?v=wQHnFCMlTlg


Thursday, December 15, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - Sports Bettor Amber Gamble

Our guest this week is a sports bettor named Amber Gamble.  Amber has a stats background and started her sports betting journey just a couple years ago.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.

[00:00]  Introduction of sports bettor, Amber Gamble

[00:40]  How did Amber get into the gamblng world?

[02:05]  Did dealing blackjack pique her interest in playing?

[03:53]  Moving to Lake Tahoe, pooling tips

[06:04]  Harvey's in the 1990s, the casino's attitude towards card counting

[07:48]  Moving to Las Vegas, card counting, data science, and sports betting

[09:51]  How did Amber start sports betting?

[11:55]  MMA data, handicapping MMA

[15:51]  Casinos in Mexico, ID requirements, taxes

[22:20]  Finding an edge, scaling it

[25:05]  Betting offshore

[26:25]  Has Amber expanded into betting other sports?

[32:18]  Commercials

[35:02]  Analytics.bet

[40:52]  Real World Risk Institute

[45:20]  Vegas travel tips

[54:17]  Twitter.com/ambergambling

[55:15]  Recommended:  Chili Caliente, Lady Chatterly's Lover, The Logic of Sports Betting by Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow, Shaper by PokerJoe



Sponsored Links:

http://SouthPointCasino.com

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae

http://Unabated.com


Links Referenced:

http://Analytics.bet

http://Twitter.com/PlusEVAnalytics

http://Realworldrisk.com

http://LasVegasAdvisor.com


Recommended:

http://Chilecalientetym.com

http://Netflix.com/title/81476441

The Logic of Sports Betting by Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow - https://amzn.to/3V2nR1m

Shaper by PokerJoe - https://amzn.to/3HEYUWR

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - attorney Bob Nersesian

Our guest this week is attorney Bob Nersesian. Bob answers legal questions sent in by our listeners.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.


podcast - https://www.spreaker.com/user/7418966/ners12082022


Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of gambling attorney, Bob Nersesian

[00:30]  Spotify podcast stats for GWAE

[01:56]  Resorts Casino in AC, sovereign immunity.

[04:13]  Online sportsbook misgraded wager

[09:11]  Player asked for SSN for craps buy-in, CTR

[12:50]  Chip verification in Las Vegas after the Young case

[23:43]  Civil forfeiture

[28:45]  Playing unrated after a trespass

[34:42]  Identification requirements and refusals for CTRs, SAR

[45:46]  Commercials

[49:12]  Sports betting TOS, betting by a spouse

[53:01]  Limiting skilled sports bettors

[56:51]  Structuring, exceeding $10k over multiple buy-ins

[59:55]  Recommended:  Jeki Yoo, Season 5 of The Crown, Band of Brothers



Sponsored Links:

http://SouthPointCasino.com

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae

http://Unabated.com


Recommended:

http://Instagram.com/jekiyoo

http://Netflix.com/title/80025678

http://Hbo.com/band-of-brothers


Thursday, December 1, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - guest Russell Fox 12/01/2022

Our guest this week is tax expert Russell Fox on to talk about what gamblers can do before the end of the year to help with their taxes.


We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.


podcast - https://www.spreaker.com/user/7418966/fox12012022


Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of gambling tax professional, Russel Fox

[00:42]  Form 1099-K

[03:59]  Gambling winnings as a U.K. resident

[08:39]  Sports betting partnerships

[09:42]  Can gambling losses be carried over to future years?

[10:46]  Session recording for sports betting, related transactions

[15:10]  Reporting income earned by family members

[17:30]  Can an EIN be used for W2G's?

[18:28]  W2Gs for online table games play, session accounting

[20:40]  State taxes on phantom gambling income, deductions

[21:52]  Gambling logs, audits

[26:17]  Horse racing W2G's, 300x rule

[28:09]  Incorrect SSN on W2G

[29:32]  Sessions at different casinos

[30:40]  U.K. and US tax treaty for slot jackpots, lotteries

[32:50]  Nevada taxes on sports betting

[35:32]  Commercials

[38:50]  Tax on futures wagers

[39:50]  Combined gambling records when filing jointly, community property states

[41:35]  Form 5754, issuing 1099s

[44:57]  Good and bad states for gambling

[48:03]  Gambling wins and losses as part of a diversified portfolio

[48:53]  Withholding on W2G

[50:01]  Recommended:  James Fridman, ProHealth Longevity NMN Pro Complete, Blood and Iron by Katja Hoyer


Sponsored Links:

http://SouthPointCasino.com

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae

http://Unabated.com


Recommended:

http://Jamesfridman.com

http://Prohealth.com/pages/uthever-nmn

Blood and Iron by Katja Hoyer - https://amzn.to/3izxVSk

Park v Commissionerhttps://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/USCOURTS-caDC-12-01058/USCOURTS-caDC-12-01058-0



Thursday, November 24, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - Tales From The Felt

 Our guests this week are Colin Jones, and David Drury.  We talk about a new book they produced called "Tales From The Felt," which is a collection of 21 true stories from 21 different professional blackjack players. 

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.


Podcast - https://www.spreaker.com/user/7418966/tftfelt


Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of Colin Jones and David Drury, authors of Tales from the Felt
[00:40]  A listener thanks GWAE
[02:43]  The idea for Tales from the Felt
[04:24]  Selecting stories, favorite stories
[10:33]  Deadlines, editing, managing authors
[13:07]  Were there any authors that weren't able to contribute?
[17:13]  Is the book currently available?
[18:55]  Book proceeds benefit the Blackjack Hall of Fame 501(c)(3)
[20:08]  How to order the book, bonus content
[23:05]  Commercials
[27:25]  Seven Tonys, The Mansplainer, and showing the humanity of AP
[34:03]  How did Richard choose his story?
[36:08]  David's riverboat story
[38:31]  When will book orders start shipping?
[39:24]  The Gift of the Magi by Darryl Purpose, Harlan Coben's Myron Bolitar Series, Moneyball by Michael Lewis, Friends of the Children nonprofit, Swatch Watch


Sponsored Links:

Link to Buy Tales From the Felt by Colin Jones and David Drury

Recommended:
Harlan Coben's Myron Bolitar Series - https://amzn.to/3GIQHAo
Moneyball by Michael Lewis - https://amzn.to/3EAJaRN

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - sports bettor, Scott

 Our guest this week is a sports bettor names Scott, aka VegasHorsePools.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.


Podcast - https://www.spreaker.com/user/7418966/vhpools


Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of sports bettor and analyst, Scott

[00:32]  How did Scott get into gambling?

[06:01]  Computer programming, odds screens

[07:29] Transitioning from office work into full time gambling

[09:05]  Recreational, originator, and model sportsbooks

[11:50]  Lessons learned from working at a sportsbook

[16:18]  SpankOdds

[18:54]  How did Scott meet Spanky?  Munchkin?

[24:48]  Networking stories and tips

[34:24]  Contacting Scott

[35:16]  Commercials 

[39:09]  Finding an edge in sports betting

[42:15]  Playing the comp game

[44:28]  Horse racing Python program

[48:05]  Odds screens, Don Best, SpankOdds

[50:18]  Bet Bash, Dink, Chinese Mike

[56:56]  Recommended:  Richard’s office,  Spencer Cornelia, Jack Binion’s Steakhouse at Bally’s, Eat For Life by Joel Fuhrman



Sponsored Links:

http://SouthPointCasino.com

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae

http://Unabated.com


Guest Links:

http://Twitter.com/VegasHorsePools


Links Referenced:

http://SpankOdds.com

http://90degreespodcast.com

http://Tim.blog


Recommended:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VdZAX4cx4o

http://Twitter.com/RWM21/status/1590035893834092545

http://Caesars.com/ballys-las-vegas/restaurants/binions-steak

Eat For Life by Joel Fuhrman - https://amzn.to/3X3EY5g


Thursday, November 10, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - guest Jimmy Jazz 11/9/22

Our guest this week is Jimmy Jazz.  He is back to talk about credit card strategies and other low roller plays.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, http://facebook.com/gamblingwithanedge, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter.

Podcast - https://www.spreaker.com/user/7418966/jjazz10092022

Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of value seeker and credit card points expert, Jimmy Jazz

[00:47]  Halloween in Las Vegas

[02:11]  Rental car issues, tips, duplicate reservations, etc

[10:21]  AutoSlash.com

[12:10]  Four Queens and Binion’s merger

[17:59]  Boarding pass deals at The D

[21:13]  Playing at The D, Golden Gate, Circa to generate offers

[26:18]  Point generation on advantage slots

[32:45]  Commercials

[36:16]  Caesars MasterCard

[39:07]  Seven Stars status

[41:00]  I-bonds

[43:31]  Discover Bank savings account

[44:32]  Predictit.org

[45:19]  Food options in Las Vegas

[52:26]  Gas prices

[54:56]  Recommended:  Makers and Finders, Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley, Panevino



Sponsored Links:

http://SouthPointCasino.com

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae

http://Unabated.com


Sites Referenced:

http://AutoSlash.com

http://GasBuddy.com

http://Upside.com


Recommended:

http://Makerslv.com

Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley - https://amzn.to/3TshVyb

http://Panevinolasvegas.com

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - Anthony Curtis 11/1/2022

 Our guest this week is Anthony Curtis. We talk about what's new in Las Vegas.


We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.


podcast https://www.spreaker.com/user/7418966/ac11012022

Show Notes

00:00]  Introduction

[00:48]  Mattress Mack and the World Series

[05:32]  Is the free furniture deal still available?

[08:36]  Does Mattress Mack really want the Astros to win?

[10:12]  Grand Prix is Las Vegas, celebrity racing odds

[18:41]  Tilman Fertitta

[20:58]  Station casinos, lost points, hoarding points

[25:33]  Commercials

[29:41]  Don Schlesinger's upcoming book 

[35:24]  Bob Dancer and Phileas Bruce strategy cards

[41:07]  Las Vegas Advisor is going digital

[45:00]  Recommended:  $25 match plays at The D, $1M photo display at Binion's


Sponsored Links:

https://SouthPointCasino.com

https://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

https://VideoPoker.com/gwae

https://Unabated.com


Books Referenced:

Sportsbook Management by Roxy Roxborough - https://amzn.to/3NyRxkD

Blackjack Attack by Don Schlesinger - https://amzn.to/3zG8h3M

Connected Vegas Style by Richard Wilk - https://amzn.to/3WxSMF8


Recommended:

Match play promotions at The D

$1M display at Binion's

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 10/27/2022

 No guest this week as we answer questions from our mail bag. 

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.

podcast - https://www.spreaker.com/user/7418966/mail10252022

Show Notes


Thursday, October 20, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - Buddy Frank & G2E 2022

 Bob and I get a return visit from long time slot director Buddy Frank, and this was taped immediately after the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) show, the biggest casino industry trade show of the year. We spend a lot of time talking about the new things we saw. 


We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.


Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction slot director and consultant, Buddy Frank
[01:56]  Machine games at G2E
[04:06]  Biggest trends at G2E, cashless gaming and sports betting
[06:18]  Skill-based slot machines
[07:37]  Electronic versions of carnival games
[12:17]  Stadium gaming, player interaction, and tipping
[15:57]  Investment research, profitability
[18:02]  Variable state slot machines
[20:13]  Slot machine screen size
[22:47]  Slot machine bet size options
[28:16]  Progressive machines with different bet sizes
[30:58]  Must-hit by machines
[39:00]  Video poker games at G2E
[40:24]  Forfune X video poker
[48:35]  Big City 4's video poker
[52:44]  Full House or Better Wheel Poker
[53:45]  Buddy's additional comments on G2E trends
[55:04]  Gambler's podcast episode with Rufus Peabody, The Longevity Paradox by Steven Gundry, This Is How They Tell Me The World Will End by Nicole Perlroth


Sponsored Links:

Recommended:
The Longevity Paradox by Steven Gundry - https://amzn.to/3TljxdC
This Is How They Tell Me The World Will End by Nicole Perlroth - https://amzn.to/3Tqa1WY




 

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - Veganmav

Our guest this week is named Veganmav.  We talk about his starting with $2.50 during the internet poker boom, and building that bankroll to mid seven figures.  And yes, he still eats out of dumpsters.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.

 [00:00]  Introduction of poker and blackjack player, Veganmav
[00:31]  Being homeless as a child
[01:56]  Flipping Toyota Camrys
[07:41]  Scalping tickets
[10:34]  Playing poker
[16:40]  Heads up limit hold'em
[20:09]  Retiring from poker, applying to medical school
[24:16]  Taking a leave of absence, living in Japan and China
[26:01]  Learning and studying in Thailand, benefits of team meetings
[27:34]  Why did Veganmav retire from gambling?
[30:33]  http://SouthPointCasino.com
[31:25]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com
[31:54]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae
[33:19]  http://Unabated.com
[33:58]  Transitioning into blackjack
[36:44]  Dumpster diving, food waste, food safety
[46:58]  Linguistic and cultural advantages in blackjack
[52:41]  Will Veganmav eventually practice medicine?
[54:47]  Dating as an advantage player
[58:20]  Recommended:  The Longevity Diet, 
[1:02:08]  How to contact VeganMav, TommyAngelo.com, Raspberry Pi

Sponsored Links:
http://SouthPointCasino.com
http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com
http://VideoPoker.com/gwae
http://Unabated.com

Recommended:
The Longevity Diet by Valter Longo https://amzn.to/3rTaIfb
http://TommyAngelo.com
http://Raspberrypi.com

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - Blackjack Ball 2022

Our guests this week are Max Rubin, and Darryl Purpose.  This episode is about the 2022 Blackjack Ball.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.
[00:00]  Introduction of Max Rubin and Darryl Purpose
[00:56]  How was this year's Blackjack Ball different?
[02:32]  The Blackjack Ball 501c3
[05:43]  Organizing the Blackjack Ball and logistics
[07:35]  Blair Hull receives the Ed Thorp Lifetime Achievement Award
[11:00]  Test questions
[17:47]  Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
[19:46]  Guessing states with tribal casinos
[28:56]  Skills test at the final table
[31:39]  Estimating the number of cards in the discard rack
[34:46]  Cutting a card to the dealer
[37:08]  Hole card strategy
[40:08]  Memorization of cards, counting down a deck
[45:46]  Indoor and outdoor areas
[46:43]  Jason England
[49:03]  Darryl's plans for champagne
[53:58]  Recommended:  Mint Mobile, Walter Tevis science fiction books, "Eddie and Jules" by Darry Purpose, Breath by James Nestor, BlackjackReview.com

Sponsored Links:

Recommended:  
"Eddie and Jules" by Darry Purpose https://soundcloud.com/lance-cowan-1/eddie-jules
Breath by James Nestor - https://amzn.to/3e6snNj

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - Jim & Dan Pasko

Our guests this week are Jim Pasko, and his son Dan.  Jim has been one of the best backgammon players in the world for 40 years, and together with his son Dan they have been very successful as sports bettors, primarily focused on prop bets. 

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.

[00:00]  Introduction of gamblers, Jim and Dan Pasko

[00:35]  Does Jim still play backgammon?

[03:17]  Studying backgammon before bots, taking risk

[09:33]  Cheating stories from The Cavendish, scams, magnetic dice

[17:06]  Sport betting

[19:36]  Jim and Dan's background in math

[23:29]  Betting football and nba props, increasing market efficiency

[26:37]  Solving problems for other bettors, combinatorics

[29:12]  Erosion of edges as markets change and evolve

[32:42]  SouthPointCasino.com

[33:36]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com

[34:20]  VideoPoker.com/gwae

[35:22]  Unabated.com

[35:58]  How to  contact Jim and Dan 

[37:15]  Backgammon, learning curves, Stu Ungar

[41:51]  Bomb pots

[49:06]  Recommended;  The Great on Hulu, The Duke, Good Will Hunting, Tombstone

Sponsored Links:

http://SouthPointCasino.com

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae

http://Unabated.com

Recommended:

"The Great" http://Hulu.com/series/the-great

"The Duke" http://Mubi.com/films/the-duke-2020

"Good Will Hunting" http://Miramax.com/movie/good-will-hunting

"Tombstone" http://Imdb.com/title/tt0108358/

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - Anthony Curtis 9/22/2022

Our guest this week is Anthony Curtis. We talk about what's new in Las Vegas, and upcoming books from Huntington Press.


We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.


podcast - https://www.spreaker.com/user/7418966/ac09202022


Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of Anthony Curtis, publisher of The Las Vegas Advisor and Huntington Press

[00:35]  Remembering Cat Hulbert

[01:51]  James Grosjean's books

[07:16]  Upcoming books from The Huntington Press

[09:28]  Football contests

[12:48]  Errant line at MGM

[17:49]  Football parties in Las Vegas

[22:52]  http://SouthPointCasino.com

[23:36]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

[24:05]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae

[25:44]  http://Unabated.com

[26:22]  Station Casino property demolitions

[32:35]  Casino Del Sol offering unique football lines

[37:03]  W2-G on video roulette

[44:12]  Legends Bay in Sparks

[48:05]  Blackjack in California

[50:15]  Recommended:  T-Mobile internet, The Outfit, "Sharks" by Imagine Dragons


Sponsored Links:

http://SouthPointCasino.com

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae

http://Unabated.com


Guest Links:

http://LasVegasAdvisor.com

http://Huntingtonpress.com

http://Youtube.com/c/LasVegasAdvisorSHOW


Episodes Referenced:

http://Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-with-edge-guest-cat-hulber/


Recommended:

"The Outfit" - http://Amazon.com/Outfit-Mark-Rylance/dp/B09V536PRC

"Sharks" by Imagine Dragons - http://Youtube.com/watch?v=Te3_VlimRw0