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 18, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Black Asian

Our guest today is a woman who posts under the name of Black Asian. She is a relatively new, successful blackjack counter, and describes some of the adventures in her first few years of AP experience.

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 card counting AP and attorney, BlackAsian
[00:39] Discussion of the value of being an Asian female AP
[05:48] BlackAsian's gambling background, playing with Vagabond, Blackjack Boot Camp
[13:30] Moving to Vegas with a $3,000 bankroll
[16:03] BlackAsian's marriage
[17:45] Bankroll progression
[20:03] Comparison of AP and practicing law
[23:18] BlackAsian's personality when playing
[26:22] South Point Casino July Promotions: "Mad Money" casino-wide progressives
[26:58] VideoPoker.com: Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[27:23] Driving in Arizona, civil forfeiture
[32:01] Traveling with money
[35:18] Discussion of AP personality types
[37:36] Ed Thorpe
[38:55] Session length
[45:51] Big player discussion

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com

Books:
Blackjack Blueprint by Rick Blaine https://amzn.to/2Lp8PDH
A Man for All Markets by Edward O. Thorp https://amzn.to/32BDTFu

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Just Joe

 Our guests today are two poker players we are calling Just Joe and Mr. B. They are pro poker players who also play table games and slots at an advantage. This was a show that was more fun than average to record because there was a lot of banter going on.

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 poker players and APs, Just Joe and Mr. B.

[00:29] Just Joe's gambling background

[03:01] Online poker and Black Friday

[05:56] Heads Up Limit Hold'em

[08:14] Rob Reitzen and pokergirl z

[11:35] The origin of Mr. B's name

[13:04] IGT's Heads Up Poker game

[20:58] A Mississippi Stud game at the Rio

[24:28] South Point Casino July Promotions: $600k "Mad Money" progressives promotion

[25:18] VideoPoker.com - The gold membership offers correction on most games

[25:55] Mr. B gets back-roomed for eating dinner

[30:46] The casino personalities of Mr. B and Just Joe

[31:52] Just Joe's back-off story and back-off discussion

[38:45] The evolution of Mr. B and Just Joe's business

[44:02] The Swamp and Mr. B's purse

[47:01] Mr. B's very expensive flat tire

[50:36] Bankroll sharing and partnerships

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Bob Wachtel

Our guest this week is backgammon expert Bob Wachtel, who discusses his book "In the Game Until the End: Winning in Ace-Point Endgames." Wachtel and both co-hosts knew each other at the Cavendish West backgammon club in the late 1970s and we discuss how each of the backgammon clubs of the era was a bit different.

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 backgammon expert and author, Bob Watchel

[00:47] Bob's gambling background in chess and backgammon

[05:25] The Cavendish West in Los Angeles

[13:30] Chouette discussion

[19:45] The Mayfair Club in New York City

[27:52] Did Bob ever consider moving into poker?

[30:52] Paul Magriel

[35:40] Discussion of Bob's book, In the Game Until the End: Winning in Ace-Point Endgames

[44:38] South Point Casino July Promotion: Mad Money casino-wide progressives

[45:28] VideoPoker.com: Gold Membership offers correction on most games

[46:04] Coup Classique

[53:03] Book availability and Bob's contact information

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com

TheGammonPress.com

Books:
In the Game Until the End: Winning in Ace-Point Endgames by Bob Wachtel

Youtube:
Paul Magriel Memorial Tribute by Robert Wachtel
Youtube.com/watch?v=ymsjCQxvtB8

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest "It's Not a Fluke"

Our guest this week uses the handle, "It's Not a Fluke." He is an advantage player that has also worked as a dealer, a supervisor, and in surveillance.

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 ItsNotAFluke, a current AP who previously worked in surveillance

[00:37] Fluke's early casino career and experience in dealer training

[07:19] Sycuan and the Tran Organization

[15:25] High stakes shuffle trackers

[19:44] Employee theft, day to day operations and monitoring AP

[27:13] Reno pit boss experience with a card counter

[34:55] South Point Casino June Promotion: Half Price Gas and Goods

[35:38] VideoPoker.com: Gold membership offers correction on most games

[36:31] Working during a grand opening of a casino in northern California

[39:47] Fluke gets fired after a bet capping incident

[44:08] Fluke's transition into AP

[49:05] How does Fluke's wife handle his AP life?

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Inside The Edge

Our guests this week are KC and Chris Buddy, on to talk about their new documentary "Inside the Edge," which follows a successful blackjack player across the country.

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 Chris and KC, producers of the blackjack documentary "Inside the Edge"

[00:38] How did "Inside the Edge" come about?

[04:06] The loneliness of being on the road

[07:29] Editing and production challenges

[11:02] When was the documentary filmed?

[14:50] How did they get so many APs to appear in the documentary?

[19:12] Did KC have any reservations about revealing AP techniques?

[23:57] Discussion about KC's father

[30:25] When was the last time that KC played blackjack?

[31:55] KC's negative experience with a foreign casino

[35:36] Did KC get back-roomed during filming?

[39:10] South Point Casino - Half Price Gas and Goods promotion

[39:53] VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games

[41:14] Trouble cashing chips in Tunica
[44:20] Traveling with cash

[49:27] What did KC do after blackjack?

[51;21] Where is "Inside the Edge" available?

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guests Ed Miller and Matt Davidow

Our guests this week are Ed Miller and Matt Davidow.  They are on to talk about their new book, "The Logic of Sports Betting." While the book is geared to be for beginners, there's a lot of information here that both Bob and I found new and interesting.

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 Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow, authors of The Logic of Sports Betting

[00:30] What is The Logic of Sports Betting about?

[02:47] In-play betting models

[12:09] Market-making sports books vs retail sports books

[16:02] Why are derivatives often better bets than sides or totals?

[18:14] How much math do professional bettors need to know?

[22:54] South Point Casino June Promotions - Chevron and Walmart gift cards promotion

[23:33] VideoPoker.com - Gold Membership offers correction on most games

[24:30] How to bet bonuses and promotions

[27:55] Parlays and parlay cards

[34:36] Can sports bets be made on desktop computers?

[36:07] "Chopping the hold"

[43:21] Informational disadvantages and the timing of in--play bets

[52:32] DeckPrismSports.com and other online info for Ed and Matthew

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com
DeckPrismSports.com
Twitter.com/EdMillerPoker
Twitter.com/davidowmatthew

"The Logic of Sports Betting" https://amzn.to/2WciyOB

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Mike Shackleford

Our guest this week is Mike Shackleford aka The Wizard of Odds.

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 Michael Shackleford, The Wizard of Odds
[00:43] Ultimate X Keno
[13:40] Golden Egypt explanation and strategy
[20:10] Michael's negative experience with Intertops online casino
[33:57] South Point Casino June Promotions: $50 Chevron and $50 Walmart gift cards
[34:39] VideoPoker.com: Gold membership offers correction on most games
[35:57] Listener question about 10/8 Jacks or Better machine
[38:01] Listener question about the Pair Plus side bet pay tables in Three Card Poker
[39:25] More variable state slot machine discussion
[40:58] Discussion about favorite casino resorts
[46:50] Listener question about how the Wizard balances keeping AP secrets with promoting education

SouthPointCasino.com

VideoPoker.com

WizardofOdds.com

WizardofVegas.com

Twitter.com/wizard0fodds

ThePogg.com

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Rob Reitzen

Our guest this week is Rob Reitzen, the 2019 inductee into the Blackjack Hall of Fame. We talk about early blackjack days, banking games in CA, and solving limit hold em.

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] Intro of 2019 Blackjack Hall of Fame Inductee, Rob Reitzen

[00:38] When and how did Rob start playing blackjack?

[03:58] Blackjack HOF Induction

[05:08] Claude Shannon

[06:30] Banking games in California

[10:51] Banking against a cheater at Sycuan

[16:42] Other cheating stories from the banker's perspective

[18:18] Getting backed off at the Barbary Coast

[22:42] Bob Stupak story

[29:12] South Point Casino May Promotions: $500 Swipe, Spin, and Win

[30:00] VideoPoker.com - Gold Membership offers correction on most games

[31:20] 1997 Esquire article "Fleecing Las Vegas"

[36:51] Michael Flatley, Lord of the Dance, as BP

[37:14] Solving Limit Hold'em

[40:41] Training other people at Limit Hold'em

[46:37] Rob's poker patents

https://classic.esquire.com/article/1997/5/1/fleecing-las-vegas

Playing Blackjack as a Business by Lawrence Revere - https://amzn.to/2Mi8qnX

The Ultimate Edge by Mark Billings - https://amzn.to/2K8FzQ2

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Prozema

Our guest this week is Prozema, a successful part-time player who focuses mainly on slots. We talk about the advantages of playing in places other than Las Vegas, and how he got connected with other APs.

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 low limit AP, Prozema, @pro_zema
[00:32] Prozema's early experiences with gambling
[04:18] Playing poker and learning to find an edge
[12:07] Three card poker, Wizard of Odds, blackjack, and video poker
[17:35] How did Prozema transition into beating playing slots?
[21:03] Harley Davidson slots
[26:39] Prozema's background in statistics and regression analysis
[29:30] South Point Casino May Promotions: $500k Swipe, Spin, and Win, Memorial Day Hot Seat
[30:31] VideoPoker.com: Gold membership offers correction on most games
[31:04] An error on the Wizard of Vegas' card counting trainer
[34:24] Networking within the advantage play community
[36:23] How does Prozema analyze a new machine?
[43:00] Finding reliable sources on AP Twitter
[44:40] Exhibit CAA
[49:59] Meeting Romes and Bruce
[51:34] Are there beatable games in Missouri?
[55:47] Is Prozema interested in becoming a full-time AP?

Easyadvantageplay.com
WizardofOdds.com
WizardofVegas.com
SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com
Twitter.com/Pro_Zema

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Kim Hultman

Our guest this week is Kim "LetsGiveItaSpin.com" Hultman, a slot player who streams his play, and uses bonuses and affiliate money to be profitable. We also dip into their mailbag and answer some of your questions

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 slot AP Kim Holtmann, aka LetsGiveItASpin
[00:43] GWAE is now available on Spotify
[01:45] Kim's gambling history and strategies
[03:02] Kim's streaming on Twitch and Youtube
[07:37] Generating revenues from streaming
[12:58] What slots attract viewers?
[14:16] Live streaming from Cosmo
[16:47] South Point Casino May promotions: $500k Swipe, Spin, and Win
[17:54] VideoPoker.com: Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[19:06] Does Kim ever stream video poker and casino table games
[25:21] Kim's respect for money
[26:06] What does think is the future of the streaming market?
[27:10] Casino Grounds, online streaming community
[28:10] How do new streamers build an audience?
[30:06] Does Kim get his own affiliate sponsorships or use an agent?
[32:48] Kim's "real job"
[33:38] Kim's YouTube and social media, LetsGiveItASpin
[35:47] Kim's advice to listeners

[36:41] Listener question about the value of a clean name
[39:29] Listener question about the risks of selling comps
[43:39] Listener question about how long it takes surveillance to spot a card counter
[47:58] Listener question about blackjack rules
[49:52] Listener question about counting and betting
[51:12] Listener question about hole-carding
[55:27] Listener question about casino reviews for blackjack APs

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com
CasinoGrounds.com
Twitch.tv/letsgiveitaspin
WizardofOdds.com
Twitter.com/LetsGiveItASpin
Blackjackapprenticeship.com
WizardofVegas.com

Books:
Blackbelt in Blackjack by Arnold Snyder https://amzn.to/2Yn9doz
Blackjack Blueprint by Rick Blaine https://amzn.to/2vUBHtG

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Seth Palansky on WSOP 2019

While Richard takes the week off, Bob interviews Seth Palansky, Vice President of Corporate Communications for the World Series of Poker. Seth discusses the upcoming WSOP, which begins at the Rio beginning in late May.

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 Seth Palansky, VP of Corporate Communication about WSOP
[00:50] The Big 50 Event
[02:32] $50k and $100k High Roller Events
[03:30] $10k Short Deck No-Limit Event #8 rules
[05:19] $10k No-Limit Hold'em Heads Up Event #15
[06:53] $1k Double Stack High Limit Hold'em Event #22
[08:33] Big blind ante games
[10:38] Mixed game events
[11:47] Super turbo and bounty events
[14:14] Salute to Warriors
[15:51] $1500 No-Limit Winners Only
[18:19] Colossus
[21:38] Minor change to the Main Event registration
[25:36] South Point Casino May Promotions: $500k Swipe, Spin, and Win
[26:44] VideoPoker.com: Gold membership offers free strategy correction on most games
[28:40] WSOP television coverage
[30:53] Time clocks
[35:27] WSOP online events
[37:17] Little One for One Drop
[38:18] Air conditioning in the Amazon Room
[39:47] What type/design of cards will be used in the WSOP?
[40:54] Would a sale of Caesars affect the WSOP?
[41:57] Other WSOP info: WSOP dates, free admission, free parking, daily tournaments, and cash games.


SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com
WSOP.com
PokerGo.com

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Barry Meadow

Our guest this week is Barry Meadow. We discuss his new book “The Skeptical Handicapper: Using Data and Brains to Win at the Racetrack.” Meadow is a long-time winning player, and shares many secrets to winning at the track.

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 horse handicapper, Barry Meadow

[00:39] Barry's horse handicapping qualifications

[02:05] Ken Massa and data analysis

[07:31] What questions from handicapper's are answered in Barry's new book?

[09:45} What advice does Barry have for someone interested in handicapping?

[11:35] Computer handicappers versus individual handicappers

[14:58] Overcoming the high house edge in horse racing

[18:13] Handicapping teams

[20:03] Why did Barry wait so long to write another book about horse racing?

[22:15] Quantitative versus qualitative data

[25:51] What data surprised Barry?

[29:06] South Point Casino May Promotions: $500k Swipe, Spin & Win

[30:18] VideoPoker.com: Gold Membership offers strategy correction on most games

[32:18] What are the most common mistakes made by horse racing bettors?

[35:15] Santa Anita problems

[36:35] What is the future of horse racing in the United States?

[39:00] How important is computer programming in horse betting?

[39:39] What other books does Barry recommend to aspiring horse bettors

[41:14] Horse racing touts

[43:14] Overrated and underrated handicapping factors

[46:05] Public pricing of exactas and trifectas

[48:42] Betting at the track and mobile betting

[52:10] Kentucky Derby

Books:
The Skeptical Handicapper by Barry Meadow  https://amzn.to/2IodB2K
Blackjack Autumn by Barry Meadow https://amzn.to/2LeT0A9
Handicapping 101 by Brad Free https://amzn.to/2VBelYr
Money Secrets at the Racetrack by Barry Meadow https://amzn.to/2GU2KeR
Betting with an Edge by Mike Maloney https://amzn.to/2LdDsNb
Six Secrets of Successful Bettors by Frank R. Scatonir and Peter Fornatale https://amzn.to/2VB1XrI

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com
Htr2.com
TRpublishing.com

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Mickey Crimm

Bob and Richard interview a free-spirit gambling loner, Mickey Crimm. Mickey spends about half the year in Montana chasing down various types of progressives, and spends the rest of the year traveling through about 20 states knocking off various promotions.

Mickey also shared some of his experiences of when he used to hop the freight trains to get from place to place.

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 free-spirited AP Mickey Crimm, @MickeyCrimm
[01:00] Is Mickey still spending most of his time in Montana?
[02:53] The games in bars in Montana
[07:45] Must-Hi-By machines
[09:08} Casinos in Oklahoma
[11:50] Does Mickey still play live poker?
[14:02] Riding freight trains
[18:16] How often does Mickey play in Nevada?
[23:00] Do Native American casinos offer different games?
[26:40] Using a card to generate offers
[29:37] Does Mickey usually work alone?
[33:37] Mickey's Twitter, @MickeyCrimm
[35:56] South Point Casino's April Promotions: Free buffets, email bonuses
[37:07] VideoPoker.com: Gold membership offers corrections on most games
[38:02] Mickey's drinking and gambling stories
[42:39] How did Mickey discover that video poker could be beaten?
[44:49] Piggy Bankin' stories
[49:28] Harley Davidson and Buffalo Diamond
[53:45] $5k and $10k progressives


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Gill Alexander

Bob and Richard are joined by Gill Alexander. Gill hosts a daily show on VSiN (Vegas Stats and Information Network), and is the host of the podcast Beating The Book. We cover a variety of sports betting questions

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 VSIN host Gill Alexander
[00:27] What is the Vegas Stats and Information Network (VSIN)?
[02:42] How does Gill still find the time to bet?
[04:45] Gill discusses sharing personal stories on his show
[06:04] In-game betting risks, processes, and statistics
[13:11] Gill's background, statistics, models, and betting strategies
[17:14] NFL pass interference rule change
[18:52] Discussion of touts
[21:53] Vegas Dave's shenanigans and “Action” discussion
[26:06] South Point Casino April Promotions: Free buffets
[27:17] VideoPoker.com: Gold membership offers corrections on most games
[28:43] William Hill discussion
[38:18] Nevada sports betting messenger law
[40:16} How has the sports media changed in the last 10-20 years?
[47:44] How did Gill prepare to become a host?
[51:26] Gill's advice to aspiring sports bettors and broadcasters

SouthPointCasino.com
VIdeoPoker.com
VSIN.com
VSIN Sirius Channel 204
BeatingTheBook.libsyn.com

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Bill Krackomberger

Bob and Richard are joined by sports bettor Bill Krackomberger, one of the stars of the Showtime show, "Action." He has a colorful personality, and goes off on a few subjects he feels passionately about.

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 Bill Krackomberger , professional sports bettor, @BillKrackman

[00:24] What does Bill does differently than other pro bettors that have appeared on GWAE?

[02:47] Bill's early adventures in advantage gambling

[07:04] The events that led Bill to Vegas

[11:40] "Action" show on Showtime, Vegas Dave's troubles, Kelly Stewart

[24:14] South Point Casino: April free buffet promotion

[25:17] VideoPoker.com: Gold Membership offers strategy correction on most games

[26;05] What sports does Bill specialize in?

[28:29] Betting on college basketball

[32:20] Manipulating lines, getting money down, and trespassing stories

[38:01] Beating the Book" on VSIN

[42:11] Has Bill ever been ripped off by teammates or sportsbooks?

[44:32] Is Bill interested in in-game betting?

[49:14] What sports betting books does Bill recommend?

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com
VSIN.com
GamingToday.com
Twitter.com/PinnacleSports
Twitter.com/BillKrackman

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Sassy Red

Our guest this week is a card counter who goes by the name Sassy Red. We talk to her about how she got started, and her experience as a female AP.

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 blackjack player, Sassy Red
[00:30] How did being raised in Africa help to prepare Sassy Red for AP?
[03:05] How did Sassy Red get interested in blackjack?
[05:45] Blackjack Boot Camp and initial bankroll discussion
[07:50] Sassy Red/s previous work experience helps her to manage emotions and risk
[14:58] How often does Sassy Red get backed off?
[17:21] Sassy Red shares a battlefield analogy, more discussion about emotions
[22:10] Sassy Red's experiences as a female AP
[26:08] Sassy Red's most memorable back-offs
[28:34] South Point Casino April Promotions - Free buffet vouchers, email free play offers
[29:26] VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers strategy correction on most games
[30:30] Has Sassy Red every been physically afraid while playing blackjack?
[34:32] Sassy Red's other AP endeavors
[35:56] Sasssy Red's retirement from AP
[37:20] Discussion of extended losing streaks, video poker, hourly EV

SoutPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Joe and Semi Pro part 2

Our guests this week are Joe and Semi Pro, back for part 2 of our interview. They are a young couple who count cards together. We talk about the professional gambling life, and how that effects their relationship, and the relationships with their families.

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 Joe and Semi-Pro, an AP couple
[00:40] How does Semi-Pro's family view professional gambling?
[18:40] Joe discusses how his family views professional gambling.
[21:01] What is Joe's tipping policy?
[28:12] South Point Casino March Promotions: Free play promotion
[28:47] VideoPoker.com: Game of the week is "Max Action Poker"
[29:38] How do Joe and Semi-Pro mix work and vacation?
[38:53] A question from Blackjack Apprenticeship Boot Camp about cutting the deck.
[45:52] How can casino countermeasures backfire?
[52:38] Semi-Pro's hiatus from blackjack

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com
BlackjackApprenticeship.com

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Mike Shackleford

Our guest this week is Mike Shackleford of the Wizard of Odds, and Wizard of Vegas websites. Mike is a former cohost of Gambling With an Edge, and his websites are the number one resource when people need information about casino games. This week we talk about a huge score made recently in Atlantic City playing a slot machine called Ocean Magic.

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 Michael Shackleford, The Wizard of Odds
[00:29] The Ocean Magic online play in New Jersey
[02:26] Listener question about a 2-million hand sample in video blackjack
[12:33] Ocean Magic strategy explanation
[19:40] Odds of a perfect March Madness bracket
[24:34] The 2nd Edition of Mike's book, Gambling 102
[27:42] South Point Casino March Promotions: Extra Free Play
[28:12] VideoPoker.com: Gold Membership offers corrections on most games
[31:02] Burning Man discussion
[34:56] Betting on the Academy Awards
[36:52] Betting $67,000 on the Warriors to win $670.
[37:54] Betting on the presidential election
[39:03] Listener question about counting the "Bust Bonus" side bet
[41:02] Listener question about CTRs and slots
[45:23] Listener question about getting backed off in California
[48:04] Listener question about cashing out $1400 in $100 chips
[51:32] Listener question about using a pencil and paper
[53:44] Listener question about beating a 6:5 blackjack game

Wizardofodds.com/games/slots/ocean-magic
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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Joe and Semi Pro

Our guests this week are Joe and Semi Pro.  They are a young couple who count cards together. We talk about the professional gambling life, and how that effects their relationship.

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 a card counting couple, Joe and Semi-Pro

[00:36] How did Joe and Semi-Pro meet?

[01:54] Did Semi-Pro's bosses care about card counters?

[03:36] The early stages of Joe and Semi-Pro's long distance relationship

[07:58] How did Joe train Semi-Pro as a card counter?

[14:00] Semi-Pro's first real world counting experience

[20:33] Semi-Pro's 200-hour break-even streak

[22:31] Married money vs bankroll money

[23:28] Joe's goal to be backed off every casino

[24:33] Do Joe and Semi-Pro play simultaneously?

[28:35] The team dynamics of management and leadership as a couple

[33:12] Semi-Pro's experiences as a female AP

[39:20] Playing blackjack in Europe

[41:07] Semi-Pro's cashing out troubles

[44:26] South Point Casino March Promotions: Extra free play, next free video poker classes start in Sept

[45:12] VideoPoker.com: Game of the Week "Stack the Deck"

[46:44] More discussion on investor/player dynamics as a couple

[52:30] Semi-Pro's $25 tip situation

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Blackjack Ball 2019

We have 2 guests this week discussing the 2019 Blackjack Ball. Max Rubin who hosts the Ball, and Tony S. who won this year's skills competition.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introductions of Blackjack Ball host Max Rubin and 2019 Grosjean Cup winner Tony S.

[01:04] The future of the Blackjack Hall of Fame and the Blackjack Ball

[07:52] Rob Reitzen, the newest member of the Blackjack Hall of Fame

[10:41] The test of 21 Questions

[21:08] Skills test

[31:30] South Point Casino: March Promotions and free video poker classes

[32:43] VideoPoker.com: Gold membership offers corrections on most games

[33:38] Final table: Bob Nersesian vs Tony S.

[39:33] What is Tony S. doing with his trophy?

[43:33] Dr. Edward Thorpe discussion

[47:04] Champagne and $100 attendance fee

[51:24] Final thoughts about the 2019 Blackjack Ball

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