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, July 2, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest T Dane

Our guest this week is T Dane,  a surveillance expert, and author of "Behind the Black Dome."

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 T. Dane surveillance expert and author of Behind the Black Dome

[00:36] The origin of the name T. Dane

[01:42] How much of Behind the Black Dome is still relevant?

[02:48] T. Dane's employment history

[04:44] The impact of Covid-19 on surveillance

[08:08] When would surveillance employees want to identify a person

[12:36] Do surveillance employees get sent down to the floor?

[13:22] How much focus on advantage play?

[14:41] Are there incentives from management to catch advantage players?

[16:51] Players with tunnel vision

[20:01] Database usage and contributions

[23:36] What size win would trigger a tape review?

[25:21] South Point Casino July Promotions - "Spin to Win," point multipliers on July 4th

[26:57] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[27:54] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community

[28:36] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correct on most games, Game of the Week is Multi-Strike Poker

[30:07] Facial recognition technology

[33:20] Using social media to identify advantage players

[37:01] License plate recognition

[41:02] How many advantage players per week did T. Dane see?

[41:45] When T. Dane was an advantage player did he park where he played?

[43:31] Use of player's card information

[46:29] Rat-holing chips

[48:00] Cheating incidents

[49:51] How many surveillance workers know the basic strategy for blackjack? How many can count cards?

[53:54] RFID chips

[55:03] What percentage of time is heat generated from the pit boss?


Sponsored Links:

SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae

Referenced Links:
Other T. Dane Interviews:
BlackjackApprenticeship.com/behind-the-black-dome-interview/
LasVegasAdvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/interview-with-t-dane-author-of-behind/

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest poker pro and author Maria Konnikova

Our guest this week is Maria Konnikova. Maria is a PHD in psychology, and a best-selling author who decided to spend one year learning to play tournament poker from Eric Seidel, and write a book about it.  she did so well in one year that she turned pro.  Her book is "The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win."

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 Maria Konnikova, author of The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win

[00:41] Excerpts of The Biggest Bluff are available online

[01:31] Erik Seidel's mentoring

[03:56] Psychological and mathematical foundations in poker

[05:21] No-Limit Hold'em cash play and tournaments modeling

[07:51] Processing and problem solving in poker hands

[10:10] Meeting Erik's family

[12:27] Playing poker after a year of mentoring

[13:50] Being sheepish about sharing some mistakes

[15:23] Getting tips from other poker pros

[17:30] Maria's grandmother doesn't like gambling

[20:38] Maria's life in 2020

[21:19] Hiring a mental coach

[24:29] Dealing with sexism at the poker table

[27:46] Entering the Colossus

[29:14] Are psychologists better at interpreting tells?

[31:51] Remembering hands to discuss with Erik

[33:53] South Point Casino July Promotions - "Spin to Win" earn up to four spins per day

[35:35] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[36:13] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community, July bootcamps are available

[36:52] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Pro Membership includes Ultimate X and Quick Quads

[37:53] Life lessons from poker

[41:41] Migraines and poker

[43:25] Does Maria have a favorite place to play poker?

[45:44] Choosing a title

[46:35] Writing about mistakes

[48:25] Maria's husband is a saint

[51:45] Maria's future plans
[53:11] Maria's advice

[54:08] Recommended: The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win by Maria Konnikova


Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae

Referenced Links:
NyTmes.com/2020/06/19/opinion/sunday/poker-bluffing-luck-skill.html
FiveThirtyEight.com/features/the-hard-truth-of-poker-and-life-youre-never-due-for-good-cards/


Recommended:
The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win by Maria Konnikova https://amzn.to/3i180On

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails 6/18/20

No guest this week as Bob and I once again dip into the 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.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction

[00:39] Bob's recent experiences in Las Vegas casinos

[09:33] Richard's thoughts on indexes?

[12:05] Online blackjack

[14:14] At what level does the heat subside?

[15:34] The Illustrious 18

[16:35] Rocky Aoki stories

[18:47] What constitutes a losing streak?

[19:59] The processing of six-figure jackpots

[27:06] Is card counting better than scouting for other plays?

[29:54] How can a blackjack player play longer sessions?

[31:57] Rat-holing chips

[34:22] Problems downloading the podcast

[35:40] Full pay Jacks or Better progressives in Las Vegas

[36:43] Memorable guests and favorite episodes

[38:47] Exhibit CAA

[40:30] Card mechanic videos

[41;29] Tips on buying a vintage video poker machine

[41:58] Blackjack training suggestions

[44:12] Has Richard ever had someone intercept signals?

[46:53] Using a magnetron

[47:17] Has GWAE created a wave of APs?

[48:28] Should a red to green chip counter play rated?

[49:59] South Point Casino June Promotions - "Free Play with a Kicker," no free VP classes this fall

[50:52] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[51:50] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community

[52:31] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers corrections on most games, Game of the Week is Wheel Poker with Quick Quads

[53:17] Tips for avoiding slot losses and losing blackjack sessions

[55:10] Dana White's blackjack strategy

[57:32] Playing blackjack in Australia

[58:24] American Casino Guide and Las Vegas Advisor coupons

[59:40] Exploiting dealer errors

[61:55] Does a positive count make the dealer's hand stronger?

[63:31] Greek and Czech blackjack teams

[64:46] Do multiple tickets over $1200 generate a W2G?

[68:06] How to recommend future guests to GWAE
[71:09] Recommended - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Squirrel Ninja


Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae


Books Referenced:

Professional Blackjack by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/2Nd9UgA
Comp City by Max Rubin https://amzn.to/2zNQoEE
Exhibit CAA by James Grosjean
Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist by Houston Curtis https://amzn.to/3ehlwuY


Episodes Referenced:
Kelly Sun
https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-edge-guest-kelly-sun-queen-sorts/


James Holzhauer
https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/podcast-jeopardy-james-holzhauer/


Bill Baxter
https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-with-edge-guest-poker-legend/
https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-edge-guest-poker-legend-billy-baxter-2/


Limon
https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-edge-guest-poker-pro-limon/


Small Cap Growth
https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-with-an-edge-guest-card-counter-smallcap/


Bob Nersesian - many episodes available


Recommended:
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Squirrel Ninja, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFZFjoX2cGg

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Bill Robertie

Our guest this week is two time backgammon world champion and author, Bill Robertie.

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 Bill Robertie, 2x winner of the World Backgammon Championship and author of How to Play the Opening in Backgammon, Part 1: A New Way of Thinking

[00:57] What makes How to Play the Opening in Backgammon different from other books?

[05:53] Will excluded positions be included in a future part of this series?

[07:53] What over topics will be covered in Book Two and Book Three?

[10:10] Could the content of these books change as bots improve?

[15:26] Playing openings versus understanding openings

[18:41] Scoring tournaments by lowest impact of errors

[20:53] Does Bill still play in tournaments?

[24:13] Is the proliferation of XG good for the game?

[30:13] Do published PR scores reduce gambling?

[33:33] South Point Casino June promotions - Free Play with a Kicker

[35:12] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[35:40] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting community and training site with boot camp events

[36:54] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners

[37:45] Learning from writing and publishing

[40:36] Does Bill revisit any of his pre-bot matches or books?

[43:14] Michy's endgame book, EndGame Technique

[46:35] What will Bill's next project be?

[47:53] TheGammonPress.com publishing, blog, history, news, etc.

[49:12] Recommended - Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell, Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly, Bosch on Amazon Prime, John Lescroart books, and The Spenser Series by Robert B. Parker


Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae


Sites Referenced:
TheGammonPress.com


Books Referenced:
How to Play the Opening in Backgammon,  By Bill Robertie https://amzn.to/2zna7e7
Endgame Technique by Michihito Kageyama https://amzn.to/2BShPh3


Recommended:

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell https://amzn.to/3ffc4s2
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson https://amzn.to/37uWupX
Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly https://amzn.to/3fdE7bG
John Lescroart books https://amzn.to/3dSHO6e
The Spenser Series by Robert B. Parker https://amzn.to/3dR32S5


Bosch on Amazon Prime

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Surveillance Operator, Jackson

Our guest this week is a surveillance operator named Jackson. "Jackson," is also an AP blackjack player who works/plays in the Midwest. Should listeners want to contact him they can reach him at blackjackjimmy777@gmail.com.

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 Jackson, a surveillance employee and blackjack AP

[00:36] Jackson's history working in surveillance

[03:45] Surveillance advantage play training and detection

[08:50] Databases

[11:50] Tape review threshold and methods

[17:49] Do surveillance people go down to the floor?

[18:34] Contributing to OSN

[19:27] How many APs are typically spotted in a week?

[21:02] Carnival games

[22:17] Where does heat originate?

[24:41] Counter detection software

[26:35] Can most surveillance employees count?

[27:37] Review policy

[29:31] As a dealer, did Jackson count or evaluate players?

[31:57] How often does Jackson play?

[35:17] South Point Casino - June promotion is "Free Play with a Kicker"

[36:40] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[37:17] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners

[37:58] How did Jackson get his bankroll?

[42:51] Do surveillance guys go to AP forums?

[43:57] Has Jackson met players that he has spotted from surveillance?

[45:30] Jackson's back-offs

[47:12] Playing with a mask

[49:02] Has Jackson been flyered?


Sponsored Links:

SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
VideoPoker.com/gwae




Thursday, May 28, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Ryan Growney Gen Mgr S Point Casino

Our guest this week is Ryan Growney, General Manager of the South Point Hotel and Casino, about what to expect when Nevada casinos reopen on June 4. 


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] GWAE podcast availability on iTunes, Spotify, GamblingWithAnEdge.com, Youtube, Stitcher
[01:39] Introduction of Ryan Growney, the general manager of the South Point Casino
[02:37] What measures will be used to keep casino customers and employees safe?
[09:48] Temperature screening
[13:17] Hotel rooms, housekeeping, and room service.
[16:01] Will masks be available for casino guests?
[17:09] Casino chip sanitation
[18:58] Patron contact tracing
[20:39] Will there be a smoking ban?
[21:32] Will there be an occupancy limit?
[22:40] Can slot customers move chairs?
[24:33] Can a disabled slot be turned on?
[25:47] Will the South Point use plexiglass dividers?
[27:09] Will there be changes to the W2G procedures?
[27:34] Will employees be wearing gloves?
[28:44] Will the pay tables change?
[29:14] What will happen to the unfinished March promotion?
[31:59] Poker room procedures
[34:12] Restaurant reopening plans
[37:10] Will the movie theater reopen?
[38:41] Will there be special rules at the pool?
[39:16] When will the lounges and showroom reopen?
[40:14] Employed training information
[41:59] Managing employee schedules and opportunities
[44:41] South Point Casino - free video poker classes are cancelled through this fall
[45:16] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[45:45] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community, a few spaces are still available for the June boot camp
[46:00] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correct on most games, Pro membership includes Ultimate X
[46:51] Recommended - The Biggest Bluff by Maria Konnikova, Peaky Blinders on Netflix

Sponsored Links:

SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae

Recommended:

The Biggest Bluff by Maria Konnikova https://amzn.to/2XGGiNJ
Peaky Blinders on Netflix

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails 5/21/20

No guest this week as Bob and I once again dip into the 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.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction

[00:57] Women's physical appearance in AP

[02:57] Home field advantage and crowd size

[05:15] Peter Griffin stories

[12:00] Physical versus virtual casino drawings

[14:19] Will casinos be non-smoking after COVID-19?

[15:48] Negotiating loss rebates

[20:34] Loss rebate calculators

[21:27] Factoring in deck composition

[23:41] South Point Hotel Casino and Spa

[24:18] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[25:24] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners

[26:44] Will Bob and Richard travel when casinos reopen?

[28:23] Trading AP info

[32:10] Cashing out chips at non-local casinos

[35:38] Recommended - Be Better Bettors podcast, public library ebooks, archive.org, MasterClass.com, Extreme Sudoku


Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
VideoPoker.com/gwae


GWAE Links:
GamblingWithAnEdge.com
Facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge
Twitter @RWM21


Links referenced:
Freakonomics.com/2011/12/18/football-freakonomics-how-advantageous-is-home-field-advantage-and-why/
Freakonomics.com/podcast/world-cup/
Wizardofodds.com/games/blackjack/composition-dependent-benefit/


Books Mentioned:
Theory of Blackjack by Peter Griffin https://amzn.to/2AFdddx


Recommended:
Twitter.com/bebetterbettors
Archive.org
Masterclass.com
ExtremeSudoku.info

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Captain Jack Andrews

Our guest this week is Captain Jack Andrews. Recently Captain Jack has been producing a considerable amount of quality YouTube videos on the art and science of sports 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.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of sports bettor and GWAE contributor, Captain Jack Andrews

[00:39] Captain Jack's Youtube Channel

[08:38] Daily fantasy sports market

[10:30] Does educating suckers ultimately affect vig?

[13:09] How to find Captain Jack's broadcasts

[16:56] Captain Jack's chat with Rufus Peabody and Spanky

[20:38] South Point Hotel and Casino - more than 10,000 games returning over 99%

[21:26] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[22:45] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community

[23:34] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games

[24:51] Captain Jack's online icon

[27:43] American Bettors Coalition
[33:35] Will the NFL play a full schedule?

[34:54] Billy Walters

[37:35] Could playing football in empty stadiums affect home field advantage?

[40:11] Futures bets and opportunity costs

[42:17] Tips to trim house edge, save time, handicap, etc

[45:53] Beating lines versus shopping lines

[50:00] Captain Jack's future content and target audiences


Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae


Captain Jack's Links:
Youtube.com/channel/UC5qdmM1k5chVxcUuF56sLuQ
LasVegasAdvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/author/captain-jack/
Twitter.com/capjack2000

Links Referenced:
AmericanBettorsCoalition.org
Twitter.com/americanbettor


Books Referenced:
Sharp Sports Betting by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/3dI5rhi
The Logic of Sports Betting by Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow https://amzn.to/2LyDlZH

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails 5/7/20

No guest this week as Bob and I once again dip into the 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.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction

[00:47] Background noise and taping info

[01:31] AP Twitter

[04:26] Learning video poker and blackjack card counting

[07:12] How can Bob make a living playing break-even video poker?

[09:00] Offers when casinos re-open and shutdown plays

[12:24] Sign-in at South Point Casino video poker classes

[16:30] VPfree2.com

[18:25] Why don't table games players get W2G's?

[19:30] Are there any good BJ games in Europe?

[21:06] Craps terms, house edge, etc

[22:30] A card counter got a players card before becoming a counter

[23:44] Finding reliable hole-carding strategy

[26:33] South Point Casino Hotel and Spa

[27:36] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[28:28] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - excellent card counting and training website

[29:15] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games

[30:40] Calculating bankroll and risk statistics

[33:00] Why haven't casinos cut odds everywhere?

[38:03] Leveraging the Asian gambler super power

[41:41] When casinos reopen will they require players to wear masks and gloves?

[44:45] Risks of counting cards in the Dominican Republic

[46:20] Recommended: review video poker strategies, After Life on Netflix


Sponsored Links:

SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae

Gambling 102 by Michael Shackelford https://amzn.to/2WdpgaA
Beyond Counting by James Grosjean
Exhibit CAA by James Grosjean


Recommended:
After Life https://www.netflix.com/title/80998491

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Houston Curtis part 2

This is part 2 of our discussion with Houston Curtis. We talk more about Molly's Game, and discuss the Ultimate Blackjack Tour, and the Ultimate Bet scandal. His new book is Billion dollar Hollywood Heist.

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 Houston Curtis, author of The Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist

[00:46] Where is The Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist available?

[02:31] Jamie Gold makes a big game even bigger

[07:44] Ultimate Blackjack Tour

[10:49] Ultimate Bet and Russ Hamilton

[20:33] Does Houston fear any repercussions from his book?

[24:44] South Point Casino - over 10,000 games that return over 99%

[24:58] Predictit.org/promo/edge - a market where you can place small bets on political events, $20

[25:30] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free trial of Pro Membership for GWAE listeners

[27:00] Brad Ruderman joins the game

[35:40] How is Houston's health today?

[39:03] Houston's other projects

[40:38] Pretty girls and drugs

[44:54] Card manipulation in other games

[54:06] Recommended: James Grosjean's new article on GamblingWithAnEdge.com


Sponsored Links:

SouthPointCasino.com

Predict.org/promo/edge

VideoPoker.com/gwae


Houston Curtis' Links:

KardSharp.com

Youtube.com/c/HoustonCurtisKardSharp

Billion dollar Hollywood Heist. https://amzn.to/2xJBC0J

Recommended:

Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/author/james-grosjean/

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Houston Curtis

Our guest this week is Houston Curtis on to talk abut what really happened in Molly's Game. His new book is Billion dollar Hollywood Heist.

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 Houston Curtis, author of The Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist

[00:47] Houston's background in gambling

[03:08] Witnessing shenanigans in licensed casinos

[07:33] Producing television shows

[11:10] Meeting Tobey McGuire

[13:09] KC Munchkin

[17:40] Hustling side bet mechanics in Molly's game

[22:28] Molly enters the game

[25:01] Molly's role shifts

[31:35] South Point Casino - (currently closed) hotel, casino, and spa

[32:32] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit bonus for GWAE listeners

[33:04] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community

[33:50] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most game, free 1k hand trial of Pro Membership for GWAE listeners

[35:16] Staking Leonardo DiCaprio

[37:47] Why didn't Toby cut Houston out of the game?

[39:40] Did Houston ever intentionally lose?

[42:32] How did Houston's wife tolerate the swings?

[44:02] The sharp players in Molly's game

[50:54] Recommended: MasterClass.com, Duolingo.com

Sponsored Links:

SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae


Books Referenced:

The Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist by Houston Curtis https://amzn.to/2xJBC0J

Gambling Sleight of Hand by Steve Forte https://www.gamblingsleightofhand.com/

Expert at the Card Table by S.W. Erdnase https://amzn.to/2VVB53P

Recommended:

MasterClass.com
Duolingo.com









Thursday, April 16, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Michael Dalton

Our guest this week is Michael Dalton. Michael is a gambling author, publisher, and founder of the "Blackjack Review Network." You can find his site at blackjackreview.com.

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 gambling author, publisher, and found of the Blackjack Review, Michael Dalton
[01:18] Michael's early blackjack experience
[03:58] Transition into blackjack writing and publishing
[08:00] Shuffle tracking
[12:47] Old computers and software
[13:58] NASA security clearance
[14:53] The Blackjack Review and the Blackjack Ball discussions
[26:49] South Point Casino - more than 10,000 games paying over 99%
[27:17] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[27:51] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[28:38] Listener question about the future of CSMs
[31:10] Would GWAE if Bob or Richard could no longer host?
[34:01] Listener question about remembering various video poker strategy?
[39:33] Listener question about cashing out chips and CTRs
[42:34] Listener question about betting on sports?
[45:50] Bagpipes and pipe bands
[48:25] Tae Kwon Do
[49:40] What other games does Michael play?
[50:35] The future of Blackjack Review
[52:49] Recommended - Gambling Sleight of Hand by Steve Forte, The Backgammon Chronicles - by Robert Watchel

Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
VideoPoker.com/gwae

Websites referenced in this episode:
BlackjackReview.com

Books referenced in this episode:
Gambling Sleight of Hand by Steve Forte
The Backgammon Chronicles - by Robert Watchel https://amzn.to/34EgiWg

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - Bob Wachtel part 2

We continue our discussion with backgammon expert Bob Wachtel, including Wachtel's appearance on two baccarat teams in London.

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

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Show Notes
[00:00] Introduction of world class backgammon player, Bob Wachtel
[00:48] Baccarat teams
[18:57] Why does Demark have so many backgammon players?
[23:30] Denmark versus The World matches
[28:12] Falafel bets with the Danes
[32:33] Backgammon software: Jellyfish, GNU, Snowy, Extreme Gammon
[42:52] Will SG# change the way that professional backgammon is played?
[45:00] South Point Casino - currently closed
[45:18] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[45:58] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community
[46:43] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[47:40] Vision Laughs at Counting
[56:28] The Language of Backgammon
[1:03:04] MasterClass.com, Animal Kingdom on Amazon Prime

Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
Videopoker.com/gwae

Books:
The Backgammon Chronicles by Robert Wachtel
In the Game Until the End, Volume 2 By Robert Wachtel
The Language of Backgammon by Robert Wachtel
Vision Laughs at Counting with Advice to the Dicelorn - by Danny Kleinman

Recommended:
MasterClass.com
Animal Kingdom on Amazon Prime

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - Bob Wachtel

Our guest this week is backgammon expert Bob Wachtel, who discusses his two volume book, "The Backgammon Chronicles: A Pro's Adventures On Tour."

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of world class backgammon player, Bob Wachtel
[00:56] What motivated Bob to write In the Game Until the End, Volume 2?
[09:27] Will Volume 3 ever be produced?
[10:35] The Backgammon Chronicles
[19:36] Chouettes
[33:45] Backgammon boards with sensors that record moves
[36:17] South Point Casino - great promos will be coming when the casino reopens
[36:40] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on the occurrence of various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[37:28] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - registration for the May 30th bootcamp is now open
[38:41] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Game of the Week is Spin Poker Deluxe
[39:28] Online backgammon for real money and the rise of bots
[44:07] Online poker bots
[50:52] Mochy
[56:10] Recommended - On Writing by Stephen King

Sponsored Links:

SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
Videopoker.com/gwae

Books Referenced:

In the Game Until the End, Volume 2 By Robert Wachtel
The Backgammon Chronicles by Robert Wachtel
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Four-Point by Jake Jacobs
The Education of a Poker Player by Hebert O. Yardley  https://amzn.to/344hHVQ

Recommended
On Writing by Stephen King https://amzn.to/3dQK4vk

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails

No guest this week as Bob and I once again dip into the 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.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction [00:39] COVID-19
[03:07] Richard's intermittent fasting
[05:20] Estimating the edge in a loss rebate promotion
[07:35] Recommendations for musical or comedy shows in Vegas
[10:00] Questions from an female AP looking to get into blackjack
[15:57] What happens if a dealer tip results in a W2-G?
[17:42] AP questions in preparation for trips to Australia and Ireland
[21:24] Are there craps teams that are similar to blackjack teams?
[22:56] No comps on 9/6 Jacks or Better at the Borgata
[28:20] 9/5 DDB with a royal flush progressive calculations
[31:13] What information to pit bosses see when looking up a player's card?
[32:19] What is the legality around using a fake ID at a casino?
[33:14] Barring players from the Grosjean Cup
[36:17] Do you have to play rated at higher stakes? Is using an alias a good idea?
[39:35] South Point Casino March Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker
[40:11] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[40:44] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Pro Membership includes UX and Quick Quads
[41:34] Strategies for ticket drawings
[43:20] Casino comps and promos during poor macroeconomic conditions
[44:42] The disappearance of full pay Joker Wild
[45:30] Hedging bets in craps
[48:31] Does the theoretical vary by the type of video poker game?
[50:54] Recommended - Brave web browser

Sponsored links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
VideoPoker.com/gwae
BlackJackApprenticeship.com

Links mentioned in this episode: 
MacKingShow.com
TheSmithCenter.com
EatMoreArtVegas.com
SuperSummerTheatre.org
Bard.org
BlackJackTheForum.com
TheBlackjackDiscord.com

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Refinery part 2

Our guest this week is an advantage player we call Refinery back for a return visit. He combines blackjack play, with carnival games, and slots.

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 blackjack and advantage player, Refinery

[00:39] Contact info Refinery

[02:17] Leading a mutiny at a blackjack table in a local casino

[09:55] Stories about collusion games

[22:20] Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

[28:27] South Point Casino March Promotions - "Free Play with a Kicker"

[29:19] Predictit.org/rpomo/edge - place small bets on political events, up to $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[30:17] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training program and blackjack community

[31:22] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Game of the Week is Triple Play Dream Card

[32:55] Can automatic shufflers cheat players?

[39:43] How much does Refinery drink at the table?

[42:38] Playing at Hooters

[45:37] Has Refinery had any problems cashing chips?

[48:35] Hole-carding

[53:00] Recommended - Gambling Sleight of Hand by Steve Forte, "Better Call Saul" on Netflix, Monster Podcast: DC Sniper

Sponsors:

SouthPointCasino.com

Predictit.org/promo/edge

BlackjackApprenticeship.com

VideoPoker.com/gwae


Books:

21st Century Card Counter - by Colin Jones  https://amzn.to/2WsDXag


Recommended:

Gambling Sleight of Hand by Steve Forte https://www.gamblingsleightofhand.com/

Better Call Saul  Netflix.com/title/80021955

Monster-Podcast.com/dcsniper

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Refinery

Our guest this week is an advantage player we call Refinery. He combines blackjack play, with carnival games, and slots.

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 Refinery
[00:29] The origin of Refinery's name? [01:37] Refinery's entrance into AP, early counting methods
[08:48] What is Refinery's professional background?
[10:44] Online blackjack forums and networking
[18:13] A collusion play with Vagabond
[22:36] What happened in between REKO and advanced collusion plays?
[26:55] Does Refinery still count cards?
[28:24] How does Refinery's wife feel about AP?
[29:29] Using a player's card
[30:38] Bankroll usage and part-time AP decisions
[32:42] Getting flat bet at MGM National Harbor
[36:04] BJ21 post about MGM National Harbor
[40:21] South Point Casino March Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker
[41:49] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[43:06] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - counter counting training website and community
[43:30] VideoPoker.com/edge - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Pro Membership includes Quick Quads and Ultimate X
[44:28] A technique for great penetration at blackjack
[52:33] Facial recognition software

Sponsors

SouthPointCasino.com
PredictIt.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/edge

Books:

Blackjack Attack by Don Schlesinger https://amzn.to/2UdzkhB

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - Blackjack Ball 2020

Our guests this week are Max Rubin, Arnold Snyder, and Anthony Curtis on to talk about this year's 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.

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Show Notes


[00:00] Introduction of Blackjack Ball guests, Max Rubin, Anthony Curtis, and Arnold Snyder
[00:59] Max's hosting of the Blackjack Ball
[02:11] Anthony's induction into the Blackjack Hall of Fame
[03:58] Arnold's win and discussion of the skills contest
[08:23] Richard's role in Blackjack Ball prep
[09:14] Edward Thorp's gambling library
[12:15] Champagne prize for the winner of the Grosjean Cup
[15:57] Thumb drive prize for the winner of Grosjean Cup
[19:35] Hall of Fame voting
[24:14] Favorites from 21 Questions
[35:07] South Point Casino March Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker. free video poker classes
[36:13] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[37:29] The Grosjean Cup finalists
[42:14] Cutting a card
[45:13] Counting down a double deck
[50:40] Recommended - RxGamble's blog, Storycore.org

Sponsors
SouthPointCasino.com
BobDancer.com/seminars
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge

Recommended:
RxGamble.com Twitter.com/rxgamble
Storycorps.org

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Bryce Carlson

Our guest this week is Bryce Carlson, author of "Blackjack for Blood." We talk about his blackjack adventures, his Omega II strategy, and how his approach differs from today's "Road Warriors."

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 Bryce Carlson, author of Blackjack for Blood
[00:58] Blackjack simulation software
[03:55] Omega 1, Omega 2, and other counting systems
[13:05] "Hit and Run" discussion
[17:35] Bryce's early blackjack, Kelly criterion, trips to Las Vegas
[26:54] Camouflage and bet spreads
[34:00] South Point Casino February Promotions - free buffets, free video poker classes
[35:46] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free trial of Pro Membership for GWAE listeners
[36:57] 21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones
[38:00] Playing without a player's card
[46:16] Camouflage and jewelry
[47:44] The Blackjack Ball
[49:40] Blackjack book discussion
[54:28] Bryce's work experience in other industries
[55:55]  Recommended - Recomendo, A Public Fit

 Sponsored Links: 
SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com/GWAE
Predictit.org/promo/edge

 Books: 
Blackjack for Blood by Bryce Carlson https://amzn.to/2I2918g
Playing Blackjack as a Business by Lawrence Revere https://amzn.to/2wajjR7
Beat the Dealer by Edward O. Thorpe https://amzn.to/2Vr0WBZ
The Theory of Blackjack by Peter Griffin https://amzn.to/2Tir4fy
21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones https://amzn.to/2Tm8Dqd
Burning the Tables in Las Vegas by Ian Anderson https://amzn.to/2T3qgfw

 Recommended: 
Recomendo.com
APublicFit.org

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails part 2

No guest again this week as Bob and I answer listener questions plucked from the 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.

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Show Notes



[00:00]  Introduction
[00:46]  Reconciling personal records with casino win-loss statements
[05:15]  Checking OSN and other databases
[07:04]  Variations in DDB 9/6
[10:22]  Blackjack counting, cover, and Wonging
[12:13]  Hole-carding player banked table games
[13:50]  Video poker pay table errors
[14:40]  UTH hole-carding strategy and tips
[16:32]  Handicapping the XFL
[17:32]  Blackjack bet spreads
[18:45]  Learning blackjack indices
[19:46]  Cage demands to see a counter's identification
[22:57]  Getting spoiled by a great play
[27:47]  Sportsbook refuses to cash tickets without ID
[30:15]  Roulette comps question
[31:39]  South Point Casino February Promotions - free buffets, email free play, free video poker classes
[33:56]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - gold membership offers correction on most games
[35:25]  Why doesn't GWAE have a Patreon account?
[37:34]  What games should a Vegas AP learn first?
[40:33]  What ever happened to Jerry Patterson
[41:32]  Vegas AP meetups
[42:55]  Life after AP
[43:46]  How to learn new ways to beat casinos
[47:31]  Tipping on a six-figure win
[49:42]  Tax withholding question
[51:47]  Casino offers and EV
[53:28]  Following a sloppy dealer from table to table
[55:42]  An NFL promo with a potential loophole
[58:34]  Recommended - Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Story Collider podcast

Sponsor Links:
Predictit.org/promo/edge

Books:
Professional Blackjack by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/2SJmqbv
Comp City by Max Rubin  https://amzn.to/2vOuG0L

Software:
Casino Veritae software - Qfit.com

Recommended: