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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, June 30, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - guest Houston Curtis

Our guest this week is Houston Curtis.  Houston is a sleight of hand expert, and executive producer of the live streaming poker show "Live At The Bike."  We talk about some of the recent poker cheating scandals and what you can do to protect yourself.  He is also the author of Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist, and his experiences playing in "Molly's Game."

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.

https://www.spreaker.com/user/7418966/houstoncurtis2
Click to listen - Alt click to download


Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of Houston Curtis, sleight of hand and game protection expert

[00:41]  GWAE is changing podcast platforms

[02:23]  Live at The Bike

[07:45]  Limon

[08:46]  Cheating in card games

[13:28]  RFID, hole cards, Mike Postel, home games

[20:09]  Shufflemaster vulnerabilities in Texas

[27:47]  South Point Casino July Promotions - $25k and $1k-$2.5k casino wide progressives

[28:33]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site with analytical software, training guides, members forum, and chat room

[29:04]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   

[30:40]  Houston's video content

[34:24]  Using cheating knowledge to protect games versus to cheat games

[35:34]  Responses to cheating and proactive measures like limiting dirty money, social media

[39:18]  Selecting players for Live at the Bike

[43:59]  Producing 1,000 hours of content per year

[44:58]  Houston's upcoming book, Million Dollar Mechanics, to be published by The Huntington Press

[47:13]  Steve Forte

[52:09]  Recommended - The Old Man on FX and Hulu, How to Tell a Story audiobook by The Moth, Live at The Bike



Sponsored Links:

http://SouthPointCasino.com

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae


Guest Links:

http://Twitter.com/houston_curtis

http://Kardsharp.com

http://Liveatthebike.com

Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist https://amzn.to/3AlyhT4


Recommended:

http://Fxnetworks.com/shows/the-old-man

How to Tell a Story by The Moth https://amzn.to/3xVGBX2

http://Liveatthebike.com

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - guest Anthony Curtis 6/23/2022

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.


 

Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of Anthony Curtis, publisher of The Huntington Press and The Las Vegas Advisor
[00:30]  Upcoming books by James Grosjean from The Huntington Press
[06:34]  Other upcoming books from The Huntington Press
[09:48]  Houston Curtis' upcoming book
[18:08]  New ownership at The Palms
[28:00]  South Point Casino June Promotions - $600k Spin to Win
[29:33]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site with analytical software, training guides, members forum, and chat room
[30:02]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   
[32:56]  WSOP on The Strip, online poker
[37:20]  CIrca football contests, recent Circa Sports hires
[40:29]  Video poker at The D and Golden Gate
[44:46]  Recreational marijuana and cannabis lounges
[47:30]  Topless Vegas
[50:57]  The Plaza
[54:53]  Recommended:  Card Magic by Jason on Instagram, Binion's Steakhouse, Rouge at The Strat


Sponsored Links:

Anthony Curtis' Links:

Recommended:

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - mail bag 6/16/2022

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.




 

 

Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction
[00:38]  Double Up feature in video poker
[02:46]  Effect of variance when playing multiple hands on blackjack
[04:00]  Playing online vs playing in-person
[05:50]  Legality of relaying hole card information
[08:06]  Pressing a casino on a jackpot that might have gone unpaid
[10:48]  Tax evasion versus tax avoidance
[15:31]  The value of strategy deviations in blackjack
[16:57]  Continue to play after being flyered?
[20:54]  Keno tournaments
[23:36]  Expected value in video poker progressives
[24:16]  Players who won $90,000 in cash
[27:22]  Getting a pin-locked players card
[29:30]  Playing rated versus unrated
[30:44]  South Point Casino June Promotions - $600k Spin to Win
[32:31]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site with analytical software, training guides, members forum, and chat room
[33:04]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   
[33:54]  Asian food in Las Vegas
[36:35]  Slot points for video poker variants
[39:16]  Using free play on high variance video poker games
[43:33]  Harrah's North Carolina properties
[46:28]  Recommended:  Margins of Error podcast, William Bernhardt law drama books

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

Books Referenced;
Blackjack Attack by Don Schlesinger - https://amzn.to/3NUSDGJ
Theory of Blackjack by Peter Griffin - https://amzn.to/39u4X1S

Links Referenced:
http://Youtube.com/c/LasVegasAdvisorSHOW

Recommended:
Margins of Error podcast http://Cnn.com/audio/podcasts/margins-of-error/episodes/7156fbc3-2cab-48b6-bf27-ae8e0182547c

William Bernhardt legal thrillers - https://amzn.to/3aXE4DP

 

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - Fats part 2

Our guest this week is a return visit from professional sports bettor, Fats.  

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.


 

Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of sports bettor, Fats
[00:37]  Fats' Twitter prediction about William Hill and Circa Sports, Twitter.com/real_fats
[03:17]  Torturing Spiro The Greek
[08:09]  Meeting with the heads of offshore books
[11:03]  1992 Billy Walters' computer trial
[21:28]  South Point Casino June Promotions - $600k Spin to Win
[23:07]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site with analytical software, training guides, members forum, and chat room
[23:39]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   
[24:50]  Fats and Spanky were arrested
[42:15]  Advice for new sports bettors
[47:45]  Sports betting tournaments
[54:57]  Recommended:  Ed Thorpe on Tim Ferris podcast, The Hanging Judge by Michael Ponsor, Bad Sport on Netflix


Sponsored Links:

Recommended:
The Hanging Judge by Michael Ponsor https://amzn.to/3aITQlM

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - professional sports bettor, Fats

Our guest this week is professional sports bettor known as Fats.  Fats has been at it over 30 years, and has worked with the best of the best, as well as running his own crew. The man can tell a story.

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.




Show Notes

 [00:00]  Introduction of sports bettor, Fats

[00:50]  Fats' Twitter, Twitter.com/real_fats

[04:52]  Fats' introduction to sports betting

[06:01]  Getting backed off from betting

[08:15]  Betting with "The Businessman"

[11:17]  Fats' math background

[12:51]  Betting baseball

[17:07]  Does Fats originate bets?

[27:00]  Top down versus chasing steam

[29:09]  South Point Casino June Promotions - $600k Spin to Win

[30:46]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site with analytical software, training guides, members forum, and chat room

[31:17]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   

[32:07]  Working with Billy Walters

[32:51]  Interviewing and hiring runners

[39:01]  Stories about runners stealing

[48:37]  Playing backgammon in Las Vegas and Costa Rica

[56:06]  Recommended:  Turning Work into Play episode of Freakonomics, Never by Ken Follett, We Were Wise Guys and Didn't Know It by Scott Schettler


Sponsored Links:

http://SouthPointCasino.com

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae


Links Referenced:

http://Anchor.fm/bebetterbettors/episodes/Fats-Interview-erbs9k


Recommended:

http://Freakonomics.com/podcast/turning-work-into-play

Never by Ken Follett - https://amzn.to/3PS9ifP

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - mail bag 5/26/2022

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.


Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction
[00:28]  What other professions would Bob and Richard have considered?
[05:37]  Caesars stops sending a player mailers
[07:15]  Would Bob or Richard auction off a meeting?
[09:07]  Brainstorming dead plays
[17:02]  How to prepare for a play that happens at unusual hours
[18:59]  8/5 Aces Bonus
[20:35]  Card counting and AP slots at the same casino
[21:35]  Video poker tournament strategy
[24:00]  Getting Diamond status via hedges
[26:07]  Richard's $3000 bet on roulette 
[28:24]  Illustrious 18 question 
[29:35]  Blackjack strategy and dealer management question
[32:54]  South Point Casino May Promotions - Half-priced gas and goods, $32k Hot Seat Promotion 5/30
[33:43]  https://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site with analytical software, training guides, members forum, and chat room
[34:14]  https://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   
[35:35]  Video poker progressives strategies
[36:16]  Cashing chips
[39:12]  Arbitrating gambling disputes
[41:23]  Do the odds of premium hand change with pay schedule?
[44:28]  Building a bankroll
[46:20]   Recommended:  Esther's Kitchen, The Blindside by Michael Lewis

Sponsored Links:

Link's Referenced

Books Referenced:
How to Beat Internet Casinos and Poker Rooms by Arnold Snyder https://amzn.to/39Z7EZ1

Recommended:
The Blind Side by Michael Lewis https://amzn.to/3z0FFCM

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - guest Elihu Feustel

Our guest this week is Elihu Feustel. Elihu is a professional bettor that has also worked the other side of the counter so he brings a unique perspective to his betting.  

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.




Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction sports bettor, Elihu
[00;35]  How did Elihu get started in gambling?
[01:11]  Playing blackjack
[02:22]  Elihu's education and professional life
[03:48]  Transitioning from blackjack to sports betting
[05:51]  Working for Pinnacle
[08:18]  Backgammon
[08:59]  More on Elihu's Pinnacle work, trading
[12:30]  Lessons learned from working in a premier sportsbook
[14:07]  Identifying sharp players and market manipulation
[20:26]  Derivatives betting
[22:03]  Sportsbook Review 
[24:14]  Nitrogen Sports
[25:43]  Lessons from moderating Sports Book Review
[29:50]  South Point Casino May Promotions - Half-priced gas and goods
[31:01]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site with analytical software, training guides, members forum, and chat room
[31:32]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   
[32:55]  Arbitration cases at Sports Book Review
[37:07]  Can Elihu bet into the books that he's consulted for?
[37:52]  Longevity
[39:39]  Tips for new sports bettors
[44:12]  Outs
[45:43]  Backgammon
[55:10]  Recommended:  Steven Bridges Youtube card counting video, LV Improv show on 5/21, 8 East at Circa


Sponsored Links:

Books Referenced:
Blackjack for Blood by Bryce Carlson https://amzn.to/3LuJBOV
The Logic of Sports Betting by Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow https://amzn.to/3wsQpYY

Recommended:

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - guest Poker pro, Chance Kornuth

Our guest this week is Chance Kornuth.  Chance is a poker player and founder of Chip Leader Coaching. He has over $10 million in career earnings,

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.


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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of poker player, Chance Kornuth
[00:48]  Chance's success and notoriety
[01:36]  Las Vegas charity poker tournament
[03:27]  Chip leader coaching
[04:26]  Chance's poker beginnings, quitting college to play professionally
[07:15]  Reading poker tells
[10:10]  WSOP incident
[13:11]  PLO match with Phil Galfond
[16:37]  Playing cash games
[17:11]  Chance's other product offerings
[21:21]  Playing short deck and other games
[25:27]  Learning short deck strategy
[26:36]  Upcoming live tell product
[28:15]  Final table consulting
[34:06]  South Point Casino May Promotions - Half-priced gas and goods, Mother's Day candy promo
[35:15]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site with analytical software, members forum, and chat room
[35:45]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   
[36:57]  Advice for recreational players looking to advance
[42:10]  Cheating claims, player protection, and blacklisting
[48:45]  What events will Chance play in WSOP?
[49:21]  Recommended:  Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer, Penn and Teller at the Rio, Comedy Cellar at the Rio, Xiao Long Dumplings

Sponsored Links:

Guest Links:

Recommended:
Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer https://amzn.to/3L8BqHQ
Penn and Teller at the Rio
The Comedy Cellar at the Rio

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - guest legendary bookmaker Scotty Schettler

Our guest this week is legendary bookmaker Scotty Schettler.  Scotty started in Las Vegas at the old Churchill Downs sports book, and eventually moved to take over the Stardust after the mob was thrown out.  He's written a memoir entitled, "We Were Wiseguys and Didn't Know It."

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.


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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of former Stardust bookmaker and author, Scotty Schettler
[00:43]  Scotty's history in bookmaking
[02:43]  Churchill Downs Race and Sportsbook in Las Vegas
[06:43]  Customers trying to scam ticket writers
[09:40]  Working at Tower of Pizza
[15:43]  The Royal
[20:21]  The Stardust
[25:22]  Roxy Roxborough at The Stardust
[27:11]  The Computer Group, Billy Walters
[38:46]  South Point Casino May Promotions - Half-priced gas and goods, Mother's Day candy promo
[40:20]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site with analytical software, members forum, and chat room
[41:00]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   
[42:00]  Using pay phones
[46;48]  Taking wise guy action
[51:27]  We Were Wise Guys and Didn't Know It by Scotty Schettler
[52:17]  Scotty leaves The Stardust
[58;52]  Recommended;  Ted Talk by Derren Brown, Make A Wish Foundation, The Imitation Game, Make a Wish Foundation


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

Books Referenced:
We Were Wise Guys and Didn't Know It by Scotty Schettler  https://amzn.to/3FhwC1y

Recommended:
http://Ted.com/speakers/derren_brown
http://Netflix.com/title/70295172
http://Wish.org

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - guest Maverick

Our guest this week is a poker pro, and AP who goes by Maverick.

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.


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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of poker player and musician, Maverick
[00:29]  How did Maverick get started in poker?
[06:11]  Building a bankroll
[08:14]  Tilted by a bad beat, going broke
[11:39]  Playing 2/5 NL in Louisville, moving to Las Vegas
[15:30]  Learning more about poker, getting better
[17:28]  Gambling and family life
[20:11]  Adjusting risk management, diversifying income streams, analytics
[24:11]  Cheating in Las Vegas poker rooms
[25:11]  Playing in Bobby's Room and other big games
[32:10]  Playing heads up
[34:54]  Shifting into other forms of advantage play
[37:08]  Advantage play teams
[39:32]  Sensing heat
[45:21]  South Point Casino May Promotions - Half-priced gas and goods, Mother's Day candy promo
[46:28]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site with analtical software, members forum, and chat room
[46:57]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   
[47:43]  Back-off stories
[55:18]  Stories about nervous big players
[59:28]  Recommended:  @vegasissues on Instagram, exercising to limit arm soreness after vaccines, active listening


Sponsored Links:

Recommended:

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - guest Norman Beck

Our guest this week is Norman Beck, magician, bridge player, and gambler who has made bets from 42 cents to a Billion dollars for his company SCA.

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.



 

Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of bridge player Norman Beck

[00:39]  How did Norman get started in gambling?

[01:56]  Norman's bridge experience

[03:43]  How did Norman get better at bridge?

[06:45]  SCA

[09:22]  Pepsi "Play for a Billion" promotion

[11:29]  Insuring 42 cent bets

[14:44]  Market research calculations and usual promotions

[18:56]  Protection from scams, declining inquires to insure

[24:07]  Insuring a promotion for one person

[30:12]  South Point Casino April Promotions - $500k Swipe, Spin, and Win

[31:00]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - Blackjack Bootcamps are happening in Las Vegas in May

[31:54]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   

[33:03]  Getting expert advice, cheating stories

[41:00]  More usual promotions

[46:54]  Norman's TED Talk


Sponsored Links:

http://SouthPointCasino.com

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae


Guest Links:

http://Scapromotions.com

Norman's TED Talk - http://Youtube.com/watch?v=41ElcN9QDy0


Thursday, April 14, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - Mail bag 4/14/2022

No guest this week as we once again dip into out mail bag. But first we talk about this year's Bet Bash.

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.



Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction
[00:28]  Bet Bash 2 recap
[13:05]  Playing full pay DB with JoB strategy
[15;09]  Blackjack The Discord
[16:00]  How random are the cards in Video Poker for Winners?
[17:53]  Facial recognition
[21:48]  UX DDB strategy
[23:09]  How can a basic strategy player at most low-hold casino games get better?
[26:54]  Can casino employees bet where they work?
[28:33]  Cutting and catching an ace in blackjack
[31:47]  Sex, Lies, and Video Poker
[33:01]  Could a history of recreational play be an advantage?
[35:34]  Bar top video poker games
[36:25]  http://SouthPointCasino.com - $500 Swipe, Spin, and Win
[37:34]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - Blackjack training website, tools, and community. Blackjack Bootcamps now being offered
[38:00]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[39:50]  Spreading to two hands when playing heads up
[41:36]  Favorite signs of heat
[43:31]  Playing blackjack in character
[46:08]  Competition
[48:51]  What would happen if Bob and Richard had to switch games
[50:08]  Favorite places to place for ambiance
[51:54]  How to deal with a cashier who demands to see identification
[52:37]  Errors in calculating edge
[54:51]  Have Bob and Richard even been close to quitting advantage play?
[56:31]  Big wins with legitimate thrills

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

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - attorney Bob Nersesian part 2

Our guest this week is attorney Bob Nersesian. He is back for part 2 of our interview.

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.


 

Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of gaming attorney Bob Nersesian
[00:38]  Nevada Gaming Control Board
[06:30]  Sports betting limits, politics, public perception of gambling
[11:23]  Factors in making barring players illegal in New Jersey
[14:30]  Card counter's rights in international waters
[18:56]  What should players do when approached by security in a polite manner?
[22:15]  Can casinos create a player's club account without player consent?
[25:16]  Police sharing identification info with casinos
[27:08]  Is it a crime to lie to a police officer?
[29:22]  What should a player not do?
[30:54]  Cases with audio and video
[39:18]  South Point Casino April Promotions - $500k Swipe, Spin, and Win
[40:24]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - Blackjack Bootcamps are happening in Las Vegas in May
[41:32]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   
[42:10]  Do casinos have to prove that a player was previously trespassed?
[50:07]  Confidentiality agreements in casino settlements
[53:09]  Can employees also be sued personally?
[54:55]  Recommended:  Don't Look Up on Netflix

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

Recommended:
"Don't Look Up" - http://Netflix.com/title/81252357

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - attorney Bob Nersesian

Our guest this week is attorney Bob Nersesian. We talk about being 86ed from casinos, casinos that steal your chips, and much more.

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.




Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of gaming attorney Bob Nersesian
[00:40]  Card counter rights in international waters 
[04:52]  Wilma0’s chip cashing case
[12:26]  Do casino shareholders have extra rights as patrons?
[13:09]  More on Wilma0’s case
[18:29]  Slade case on trespassing
[20:48]  Betting online with beards
[23:09]  Can a casino refuse to pay a player who has been previously barred?
[27:52]  Do players have the right to be paid by check?
[29:57]  Trespassing in tribal casinos
[34:08]  Must errant payments be repaid?
[39:30]  Cashing chips that are difficult to cash
[41:41]  http://SouthPointCasino.com - Prime Time Mondays, 100 hours of poker promo
[44:22]  Is using a disguise cheating?
[49:38]  Does Bob practice in Southern California?
[50:24]  Device law in the USA
[53:09]  Is it legal to record a table game?
[55:38]  Gaming Control Board vs Gaming Control Commission
[56:49]  State bar and advantage play
[1:00:49]  Recommended - Kartchner Canyons, Ray Bradbury, Pat Frank, Harlan Ellison

Sponsored Links:

Recommended:
Harlan Ellison https://amzn.to/3Dpwjkp

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - guest Chris Andrews

Our guest this week is Chris Andrews, Director of the Sports Book at South Point. We had Chris on last year to talk about his book, "Then One Day," and now he is back to talk about his second book, "Then One Year."

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.




Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of Chris Andrews, sportsbook director and author of Then One Year

[00:41]  How is Then One Year different from Then One Year

[04:53]  Recounting wins and losses

[06:33]  Las Vegas' pandemic recovery

[07:42]  Health updates

[11:49]  Why was 2020 so difficult for bookmakers?

[15:56]  Was there sharp money in obscure markets during the pandemic/

[16:46]  Calculating odds on obscure sports

[18:11]  Variance in bookmaking operations

[21:34]  Tom Brady's impact on futures

[26:17]  South Point Casino March promotions - Free Play with a Kicker

[26:56]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and advantage play community with software and tracking tools

[27:28]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners

[28:37]  Desaun Watson

[32:22]  Other NFL moves that impact futures

[36:01]  College basketball

[39:05]  Hedging bets with other books

[40:12]  How involved is Chris in originating lines?

[44:31]  Monday Night Football

[46:40]  Chris' personal betting in football contests

[48:37]  A possible third book from Chris

[49:45]  Roxy Roxborough

[50:45]  Recommended:  Super Pumped on Showtime, Winning Time on HBO, The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz. The Judge's List by John Grisham, Endurance by Alfred Lansing


Sponsored Links:

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http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae


Books Referenced:

The One Day by Chris Andrews - https://amzn.to/3NtMZMe

Then One Year by Chris Andrews - https://amzn.to/3L9Yvu6

The National Football Lottery by Larry Merchant - https://amzn.to/36oavJC


Recommended:

Super Pumped http://Sho.com/super-pumped

Rise of the Lakers http://Hbo.com/winning-time-the-rise-of-the-lakers-dynasty

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz - https://amzn.to/3NlhN1F

The Judge's List by John Grisham - https://amzn.to/3iuBshr

Endurance by Alfred Lansing - https://amzn.to/3NgeVTF

Video of sunken ship Endurance http://Youtube.com/watch?v=Syg1IxOvbqU

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - Mail bag 3/17/2022

No guest this week as we once again dip into out 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.




Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction

[00:35]  Asking about casino conditions in online forums

[03:10]  Disguise tips

[06:33]  Changing address at the player's club desk

[08:27]  Is refusing to show ID illegal?

[10:05]  Casino refusing to cash chips

[11:44]  What technique beyond counting is the most valuable?

[13:23]  Caesar's reduction in Seven Stars benefits

[14:49]  How many blackjack players are counting cards?

[16:51]  Misidentified uncarded player creates incorrect win/loss

[20:15]  What is the best way to get into sports betting?

[22:20]  Learning to play video poker

[24:48]  Happy hour blackjack special

[27:02]  South Point Casino March promotions - Free Play with a Kicker

[27:35]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and advantage play community with software and tracking tools

[28:16]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners

[29:24]  Video poker in unregulated markets

[32:54]  Intermittent fasting

[34:54]  W2G on a video blackjack game

[36:55]  Building a bankroll through online gaming

[37:44]  Hole-carding MSS

[40:44]  9/6 DDB paytable changed

[42:50]  Volatility of games in video poker

[46:07]  ADT and comps

[47:54]  Getting mispaid on a side bet

[50:39]  Is it cheating if a casino dealer mistakenly pays out a losing bet

[53:20]  Recommended:  Pieces of Her on Netflix, As Good as it Gets


Sponsored Links:

http://SouthPointCasino.com

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae


Recommended:

"Pieces of Her" http://Netflix.com/title/81015514

"As Good as it Gets" http://Netflix.com/title/1181488

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - guest Brady Kannon

Our guest this week is Brady Kannon. Brady has shows on VSIN (Vegas Stats and Information Network) on both golf and football.

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.




Show Notes 

[00:00]  Introduction of Brady Kannon, VSIN host and handicapper

[00:32]  How long has Brady been working in sports reporting and broadcasting?

[01:50] How long has Brady been betting on sports?

[05:21] Hilton Super Contest

[08:12]  Football contest strategy and game theory

[11:11]  Playing a contest as part of a team

[15:30]  What is a Super Contest weekend?

[17:29]  Betting on golf

[20:35]  Longshots on VSIN

[23:28]  Rufus Peabody

[25:20]  South Point Casino March promotions - Free Play with a Kicker

[25:55]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and advantage play community with software and tracking tools

[26:27]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners

[27:38]  Handicapping golf versus handicapping football

[29:04]  Golf analytics

[32:47]  Strokes gained data

[33:59]  Tips for aspiring golf bettors

[38:51]  TeeTimesUSA.com

[41:38]  Billy Walters

[43:29]  The Pro Football Blitz on VSIN

[45:56]  Super Bowl penalties and conspiracies

[49:05]  Recommended:  Arnold Snyder's Blackjack Forum at GamblingWithAnEdge.com, Sweet Smell of Success, The video for "Wrong" by Waylon Jennings, Grape Vine Cafe Wine Bar and Cellar


Sponsored Links:

http://SouthPointCasino.com

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae


Guest Links:

http://Twitter.com/lasvegasgolfer

http://Vsin.com/about/long-shots-show-page


Recommended:

http://Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/blackjack-forum-online/

http://Kanopy.com/product/sweet-smell-success

http://Youtube.com/watch?v=-NZtpapVHmA

http://Grapevinevegas.com

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - guest Roxy Roxborough

Our guest this week is legendary oddsmaker, Roxy Roxborough. We talk to Roxy about he got started as the man who made the sports lines for Vegas and beyond, and how technology has changed the bookmaking game.

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.


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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of legendary sports handicapper, Roxy Roxborough
[00:40]  How and when did Roxy get into sports betting?
[02:49]  Roxy's math background
[04:00]  How much money could be bet when Roxy started?
[05:14]  How has bookmaking changed?
[06:24]  Sportsbook operator consolidation
[07:29]  Limiting players
[09:37]  In-game betting
[11:43]  Late 1970s computer syndicates changed the betting landscape
[15:36]  Computer groups in horse racing
[19:44]  "The Computer Group"
[23:41]  Will Roxy ever write a book?
[25:19]  Hilton Superbook
[27:20]  Caesars loses money in sportsbook operations
[30:54]  Funding mobile betting accounts in Nevada
[32:31]  Will Sheldon Adelson's death influence the online gaming market?
[33:30]  Bet Bash
[35:28]  Will Roxy get back into consulting?
[38:10]  The Super Contest at the Hilton
[41:56]  Does Roxy have any regrets?
[43:16]  South Point Casino March promotions - Free Play with a Kicker
[43:50]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and advantage play community with software and tracking tools
[44:14]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[45:44]  Recommended - Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain, drivable trips from Las Vegas

Sponsored Links:

http://SouthPointCasino.com
http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com
http://VideoPoker.com/gwae


Recommended:
Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain https://amzn.to/3MkuhWH

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - guest Anthony Curtis 2/24/2022

 Our guest this week is Anthony Curtis. We talk about what's new in Las Vegas, and the World Gaming Protection Conference.

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.




Show Notes

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

[00:33]  Mask mandate lifted in Nevada

[05:03]  The Horseshoe on The Strip

[08:47]  The English Hotel

[11:11]  World Gaming Protection Conference

[14:56]  Facial recognition

[17:25]  Casino scams

[19:26]  Arnold Snyder, options for dealing blackjack

[22:02]  Stadium games

[25:03]  Magic, Richard Turner

[27:20]  South Point Casino Promotions -  $500k Hot Seat in January, Feb $500k Crazy Cupid's Money Madness casino-wide progressives

[42:20]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and advantage play community with software and tracking tools

[29:14]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners

[29:53]  A communication error on a $200k+ slot jackpot

[32:33]  Coupon stories

[38:34]  Video poker at Arizona Charlie’s properties

[42:29]  “Question of the Day” at The Las Vegas Advisor

[47:17]  Inventing Anna on Netflix, The Artist, Neon Feast app


Sponsored Links:

http://SouthPointCasino.com

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae


Guest Links:

http://LasVegasAdvisor.com

http://HuntingtonPress.com

http://Youtube.com/c/LasVegasAdvisorSHOW


Recommended;

"Inventing Anna" http://Netflix.com/title/81008305

"The Artist" http://Netflix.com/title/70189319

http://Neonfeast.com

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 2/17/2022

No guest this week as we once again dip into the mail bag. We also discuss Vegas rescinding the mask mandate, Mattress Mac, and Bet MGM "claiming" you can now deposit with credit cards with no fees.

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.

 

 

 

Show Notes 

[00:00]  Introduction
[00:50]  Mask mandate removed in Nevada
[02:27]  Mattress Mack's Super Bowl Bet and other prop bets
[04:44]  BetMGM accepts credit cards
[07:12]  Using a spouse's player's card
[08:46]  Penalty cards in DDB
[10:12]  Rat-holing chips while using a player's card
[11:21]  Free cruises, tier matching, cruise offers, etc
[12:42]  Software and websites for video poker correction
[14:22]  Does it ever make sense to stop when winnings are much higher than expected value?
[18:25]  Side counts on a six deck shoe
[19:30]  How many hours of practice are required to be good at video poker?
[20:30]  The history and future of blackjack conditions
[23:22]  Does Bob use other advantage plays?
[25:24]  Accumulating change vouchers
[27:29]  South Point Casino Promotions - $500k Hot Seat in January, Feb $500k Crazy Cupid's Money Madness casino-wide progressives
[28:19]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and advantage play community with software and tracking tools
[29:00]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[30:02]  Finding back issues of Arnold Snyder's Blackjack Forum Magazine
[31:25]  Should play for comps be focused at one property or spread around?
[35:35]  Planning to be a professional gambler?
[37:53]  Advantage plays in retirement with a $20k bankroll
[42:05]  Hole-carding as a tall player
[44:08]  Bob's recent blog post and teammate decisions
[47:43]  Protecting a bankroll while traveling abroad
[49:49]  Recommended:  Unbelievable on Netflix, Fargo


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

Bob's Recent Blog Post:
http://Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/what-would-you-do-2/

Recommended:
"Unbelievable"  http://Netflix.com/title/80153467
"Fargo" http://Kanopy.com/product/fargo