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, January 19, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - guest Buddy Frank

The guest this week is Buddy Frank. Buddy has been a casino director in slots and marketing for 25+ years, and now runs a small consulting business.


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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - Zach Elwood #3

The guest this week is Zach Elwood. Zach is the author of a new book, Exploiting Poker Tells, which should be out within the next month. You can find more info about Zach and his other books at readingpokertells.com.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails 3

This week is a followup to last week's show where we answer questions submitted by our listeners, and talk about some experiences with casino promotions, both good and bad.  In addition Anthony Curtis stops by to tell us about the new LVA Members Rewards book.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails 2

We have no guest this week.  Bob and Richard answer listener emails.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Peter Liston 2

Our guest this week is Peter Liston, author of Million Dollar Slots which I reviewed here. Review. Peter has made his living playing slot machines for the last 22 years. Yes, that's right, he plays slot machines with an advantage.


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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Ken Adams

The guest this week is Ken Adams. Ken is a prolific writer about the gambling industry. You can read his work at cdcgamingreports.com


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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Bob Nersesian #16

The guest this week is Bob Nersesian. Bob is a frequent guest to the show, and always entertaining. Bob is the lawyer who advocates for the players against the casinos, and has successfully sued many Vegas casinos on the behalf of players. His new book is called The Law for Gamblers: A Player's Guide to Legal Survival in the Casino Environment. Today we discuss the Phil Ivey decision in Atlantic City and how this may effect other gamblers.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guests Anthony Curtis & Frank B.

Our guests this week are Anthony Curtis & Frank B. We talk about Caesars new move to start charging for parking, how they fared in this year's NFL contests, and football betting in general.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest poker pro "Limon"

This week's guest is Limon. He is a Los Angeles based poker pro and one of the hosts of Live at The Bike. You can find that show at liveatthebike.com. This show was a bit unusual in that while we were recording this for Gambling With an Edge, we were broadcasting live to Limon's audience at liveatthebike.com.  We did have some calls at the end of the show that were not included, mainly because Limon hung up on most of the callers for inane questions.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest tax man Russell Fox

Our guest this week is Russell Fox.  Russell is a certified tax professional who handles many professional gamblers. We talk about end of the year strategies for saving on your taxes, and analyze the winners of the final table of the WSOP to see how they did after taxes.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Captain Jack

The guest this week is Captain Jack. Captain Jack started as a card counter in 1999, and sooned moved into playing online casinos, and then ultimately to sports betting which is what we cover today. We also discuss DFS, and the possible legalization of sports betting in New Jersey.


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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Jimmy Jazz 6

The guest this week is Jimmy Jazz. We follow up on our conversation from 3 weeks ago, and talk more about advantage travel, and some of the best credit cards for airline mile churning.


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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Nick Howard

The guest this week is poker player, teacher, and computer analyst Nick Howard. Nick is one of the poker coaches at Run It Once.



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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - G2E 2016 and listener emails

No guest this week. Bob and Richard answer listener email questions, and discuss this year's G2E.


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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Jimmy Jazz 5

The guest this week is Jimmy Jazz. We talk about advantage travel, and some of the best credit cards for airline mile churning.


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Here are some links that Jimmy mentioned during the show.


In addition Jimmy can be reached at this email.  gwae_cc@aol.com


Saturday, October 8, 2016

When Vegas started changing.

I remember when I first noticed it. About 10 years ago my friend Minnie (who has lived in Las Vegas for 40 years) had a meeting at Mandalay Bay.  She was running late, and pulled into valet.  The valet said, "Are you staying in the hotel?"
She said, "No, just here for a meeting."
"I'm sorry but the valet is full, and we can only take hotel guests."
Minnie said, "I understand" and tried to hand him a $20.  "This is for you. I'm late for a meeting."
The valet said, "I'm sorry, I can't park it if you're not staying here."
Minnie's reaction was, "Am I still in Las Vegas?"

Vegas was the town where a $20 handshake got you an upgrade to the presidential suite, or front row to see Frank Sinatra. Eating at a casino was cheaper than buying food and cooking at home.  I started to look around and saw that now the buffet wasn't $4.95, it was $49.95.  And it all just kept coming:
Resort Fees
Late check out fee
Early check in fee
Pay for the coffee pods in your room
This year - pay for parking
And finally - pay for drinks while you are gambling at the bar.

Benny Binion is rolling in his grave. (Bennie was the first guy to start giving away free drinks to his players.)  It has gotten so bad that this was an article recently discretionary comps help casino build loyalty. Think about that.  It has gotten so bad that someone thought it noteworthy to report on a casino giving out comps!

Change is inevitable.  This all was brought to mind this week when I stopped by The Klondike for their $1.49 bacon and eggs.  I thought, yeah, this is what it was like.  But at the same time I came out reeking of cigarette smoke. Not everything about the old days was so great.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - no guests this week part 2

This week we have no guests. Bob and Richard continue their discussion of how they got started on the road to gambling as professionals.
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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - no guests this week part 1

This week we have no guests. Bob and Richard discuss how they got started on the road to gambling as professionals.
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Mike Caro - the "Mad Genius of Poker"

Our guest this week is Mike Caro, also known as "The Mad Genius of Poker."  Mike is a poker pro, one of poker's leading theorists, and author of several classic poker books.  Here is Mike's author's page.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Jeffrey Compton

Our guest this week is Jeffrey Compton, the publisher of CDC Gaming Reports.  We discuss current gambling in the news, including the Palms switch-over to a Stations property on Oct 1, Ted Forrest's bad check troubles at the Wynn, and the upcoming G2E.

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