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, October 29, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest slot AP Prax

Our guest this week is a professional slot AP called Prax. We talk about how he started 8 months ago, and went to making 6-figures his first 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.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of AP slot player, Prax
[00:33] How did Prax started in AP?
[05:32] RxGamble's hole carding class
[13:43] Learning machine plays
[18:18] Building and maintaining a crew
[21:38] Discussion of gambling philosophy
[25:01] Mixing advanced plays with machine plays
[28:09] "Higher level machine plays"
[20:26] Forming a partnership
[31:04] Weekly miles and hours
[33:20] Attributes of a good apprentice
[36:38] South Point Casino November Promotions - Half-priced Amazon and Walmart gift cards
[37:42] Predictit.org/promo/edge - places small bets on various political outcomes, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[38:24] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community
[38:49] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[39:55] Slot hustling in Las Vegas
[42:56] Training in Europe
[48:37] Prax's parents' opinion of his AP lifestyle
[53:58] Van life
[55:57] Recommended - Post Modern Jukebox, Google My Maps


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


Relevant Links:
RXGamble.com
Twitter.com/rxgamble

Books Referenced:
Professional Blackjack by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/2HJ3FlL
Gambling Wizards by Richard. W. Munchkin https://amzn.to/31O9qp2


Recommended:
Postmodernjukebox.com

Google.com/maps/d

 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Bob Nersesian

Our guest this week is attorney Bob Nersesian. We talk about the recent Nevada Supreme Court case where casinos have to cash your chips if you're a patron, whether or not you can prove you came by those chips in the course of gaming at their establishment. We also discuss a new policy by the Las Vegas Metro about obtaining ID in gambling disputes, a discussion on the practical penalties of being trespassed, and the dangers, if any, of playing a machine that you believe is paying off too much

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 gaming attorney and Blackjack Hall of Famer, Bob Nersesian

[00:46]  Would using high powered glasses to study card imperfections be considered cheating?

[02:26]  Streamers using cameras to stream casino games

[05:41]  What's the worst penalty for returning to a casino a year after being trespassed?

[08:32]  Young vs Nevada Gaming Control Board and its implications

[23:37]  ID requests by police during a formal trespass

[31:18]  South Point Casino October Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker

[31:56]  Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[32:40]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners

[33:53]  Signaling in a one-player carnival game

[37:06]  Using marijuana smell as cover

[39:24]  Do European players have the same rights in the U.S. as American players?

[40:20]  Video poker tables and progressive errors

[45:45]  Covering name on ID during an age check

[48:33]  Using a fake Taiwanese passport

[52:11]  Recommended - Fargo on FX


Sponsored Links:

SouthPointCasino.com

Predictit.org/promo/edge

VideoPoker.com/gwae


Books Referenced;

The Law for Gamblers  https://amzn.to/3lKF8eC


Some of Bob's recent appearances on GWAE:

lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/podcast-guest-attorney-bob-nersesian/

lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-edge-guest-bob-nersesian-18/

lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-edge-guest-bob-nersesian-17/

many more available at gamblingwithanedge.com


Recommended:

FXnetworks.com/shows/fargo



Thursday, October 15, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Matt of PlusEVanalytics part 2

Our guest this week is a return visit from Matt of http://www.plusevanalytics.com. Some of the topics discussed include pointsbet, which is a newcomer to American sports books. We also talk about correlated parlays, why you should never use a tout, and the difference in US and Canadian 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 Matt, a Canadian actuary, from PlusEVanalytics.com

[00:35]  What is a points better?

[02:25]  Skewness and asymmetric distributions

[03:23]  Caps in a points bet

[04:51]  Player prop distributions

[06:11]  Required collateral

[07:26]  Market efficiency 

[09:11]  Canadian sports betting markets

[14:06]  U.S. tax issues for foreign gamblers

[16:27]  FiveThirtyEight.com

[19:00]  Positive EV situations on Predictit.org 

[24:14]  South Point Casino October Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker

[25:00]  Predictit.org/promo/edge

[25:32]   BlackJackApprenticeship.com - card counting website and community

[26:21]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games

[27:21]  Pricing counterparty risk

[29:11]  Promotion stories 

[32:54]  Tesla Model S

[34:54]  Correlated parlays 

[40:31]  Domestic versus offshore sports betting

[42:18]  Touts

[48:50]  How can listeners contact Matt?

[49:38]  Recommended - 99 Second Story Telling Contest, My Octopus Teacher, RX Gamble 


Guest links:

PlusEVAnalytics.com

Twitter.com/PlusEVAnalytics


Sponsored Links:

SouthPountCasino.com

Predictit.org/promo/edge

BlackJackApprenticeship.com

VideoPoker.com/gwae


Recommended:

99 Second Story Grand Slam https://fb.me/e/3IPJBlqsF

My Octopus Teacher Netflix.com/title/81045007

RXGamble.com

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest author Peter Alson

Our guest this week is  author Peter Alson. Peter returns to our show to discuss his book, "The Vig: Confessions of an Ivy League Bookie." The book concerns working in a New York bookmaking operation in the early 1990s. Both Bob and I enjoyed and recommend you read the book

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 Peter Alston, author of The Vig (originally published as Confessions of an Ivy League Bookie)
[00:32]  Republishing The Vig
[04:02]  How did Peter become a bookmaker?
[06:44]  Prologue of The Vig
[09:36]  Spanky
[12:41]  Degenerates working in the bookie's office
[15:57]  The era of bookmaking without computers
[20:01]  Paying customers and collecting debts
[21:00]  Mob involvement in bookmaking
[23:04]  Billie Walters and other sharp players
[26:04]  Office dynamics with a female employee
[28:25]  Calculating commission on recruited players
[33:14]  South Point Casino October Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker
[33:51]  Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[34:19]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[35:27]  The original of the title The Vig
[37:36]  Life lessons from being a bookmaker
[41:14]  The aftermath of writing a book about former co-workers
[43:58]  Writing about dysfunctional relationships
[49:21]  How can listeners contact Peter?
[50:40]  Recommended:  Amore Taste of Chicago restaurant, All American on Netflix, remembering Mike Sexton

Peter Alson's links:
The Only Way to Play It by Peter Alson https://amzn.to/2GLfOWr
The Vig by Peter Alson https://amzn.to/3jbCAFr
The Novice Twins: A Novel  by Eden Alson
One of a Kind:  The Rise and Fall of Stuey Ungar by Nolan Dalla and Peter Alson https://amzn.to/3iHSKFo

Sponsored Links:

Recommended:
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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Matt of PlusEVanalytics.

Our guest this week is Matt from http://www.plusevanalytics.com. He is a Canadian actuary who also dabbles in advantage play. We discuss Taleb's concept of anti-fragility and how that is very useful in sports betting. We also discuss how the Kelly Criterion comes up with different answers sometimes and how are we to know which is which?

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 Matt from PlusEVAnalytics.com

[00:50]  Show notes information and availability

[02:36]  The best forum for site comments and feedback is at GamblingWithAnEdge.com

[03:21]  Actuarial science as a profession

[05:40]  Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Twitter.com/nntaleb

[11:14]  NFL season totals and antifragility

[15:45]  Dow Jones and antifragility

[17:36]  PointsBet.com and distributional mathematics

[24:46]  Super Bowl prop bets, Michael Shackleford, and market efficiency

[30:35]  Sportsbook hold versus roulette hold, epistemic uncertainty and adverse selection

[39:19]  South Point Casino October Promotions - 'Free Play with a Kicker'

[39:59]  Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political outcomes, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[40:40]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community

[41;02]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games

[41:57]  Kelly Criterion

[45:49]  Being both an actuary and a gambler

[53:10]  How can listeners contact Matt?

[56:03]  Recommended - Schitt's Creek on Netflix, Captain Jack Andrews on Youtube and Twitter

Sponsored Links:

SouthPointCasino.com

Predictit.org/promo/edge

BlackjackApprenticeship.com

VideoPoker.com/gwae


Guest Links:

PlusEVAnalytics.com  

Twitter.com/PlusEVAnalytics

PlusEVAnalytics.wordpress.com/publications

Recommended:

Schitt's Creek, Netflix.com/title/80036165

Captain Jack Andrews, Youtube.com/CaptainJackAndrews/videos, Twitter.com/capjack2000



Thursday, September 24, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Jason Pipkin

Our guest this week is  Jason Pipkin. Jason is a neuroscientist who gambles semi-professionally on elections at predictit.org.  

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 Jason Pipkin, frequent bettor at Predictit.org
[00:58]  How did Jason get started on Predictit.org?
[02:48]  Jason's background and predictingpolitics.com
[04:30]  Commissions and contract limits
[10:26]  Biden and Trump double max contract example
[12:35]  Liquidity and market efficiency
[14:35]  Can personal political biases affect profitability?
[16:04]  Arbitrage
[17:38]  Trading frequency
[18:45]  Volatility
[20:16]  Holding periods and exit strategy
[21:28]  Black swan betting
[23:08]  2016 Presidential election market strategies
[24:42]  FiveThirtyEight.com
[25:48]  Computer analysis and modeling
[26:59]  Predictit.org market forums
[28:40]  What percentage of bettors in political markets are profitable?
[31:24]  Straddles
[32:47]  Determinants of volatility
[36:12]  Foreign elections
[38:30]  South Point Casino September Promotions - $500,000 Guaranteed Money Madness
[39:22]  Predictit.org/promo/edge -  place small bets on various political events
[39:55]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community
[40:25]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers corrections on most games
[41:47]  Market suggestions
[43:20]  Similarities to options trading
[45:24]  Holding contracts until expiry
[48:39]  How can listeners contact Jason?
[49:10]  Discussing gambling in personal relationships
[50:28]  Recommended - MyNoise.net


Sponsored Links:

Jason's Links:

Recommended:

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Jimmy Jazz 9/17/20

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

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of low rolling advantage player and credit card points guru, Jimmy Jazz
[00:48]  Why did Jimmy recently travel to Las Vegas?
[02:37]  A recent Four Queens offer
[08:10]  Additional changes at Four Queens, Covid-19 observations
[16:10]  Dinner at Hugo's
[18:10]  Nevada's contact tracing app
[21:40]  The D
[23:04]  The El Cortez
[26:46]  The Flamingo
[30:20]  Emerald Island
[32:48]  Have any casinos gone non-smoking?
[33:35]  More info on Emerald Island
[36:10]  South Point Casino September Promotions: $50,000 Money Madness
[37:22]  Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political outcomes, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[38:18]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community
[39:06]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[40:22]  Circa football promotion
[43:32]  Other Vegas musings
[50:30]  Credit card deals
[52:26]  Recommended:  Alaska Bear sleep mask, spending spare coins, and coin redemption promos, Beneath the Neon by Matthew O'Brien, MyVegas


Sponsored Links:

Links Referenced:

Recommended
The Alaska Bear sleep mask https://amzn.to/2ZNw8fX
Beneath the Neon by Matthew O'Brien https://amzn.to/2RBKlbm

Previous Episodes with Jimmy Jazz:

 

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Peter Alson

Our guest this week is author Peter Alson.  Peter joins us to talk about his new book, "The Only Way To Play 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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[00:00] Introduction of Peter Alson, author of The Only Way to Play It
[00:34] Peter's gambling background
[05:25] Playing at The Mayfair Club
[07:37] The New York poker scene
[12:54] The art world
[15:48] Are Peter's characters based on actual people?
[21:30] Family problems and gambling
[27:38] South Point Casino September Promotions - $500k Money Madness casino-wide progressives
[28:22] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[29:42] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[30:38] The Russian mob
[34:10] Downswings and variance
[37:23] Choosing a title for The Only Way to Play It
[39:20] Deke Castleman
[42:26] Does writing difficult scenes affect Peter's life at home?
[43:30] How to buy The Only Way to Play It
[45:29] One of Kind by Nolan Dolla
[47:32] Recommended - Hotels Tonight app, The Blech Effect documentary

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

Guest Links:
PeterAlson.com

Books Referenced:
The Only Way to Play It by Peter Alson https://amzn.to/3k7Tk02
Confessions of an Ivy League Bookie by Peter Alson https://amzn.to/3k62N8o
One of a Kind by Nolan Dolla https://amzn.to/2RcFn4L

Episodes Referenced:
LasVegasAdvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-with-edge-guest-nolan-dalla-2

Recommended:
Hotels Tonight app
The Blech Effect, imdb.com/title/tt8030814

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails 9/3/20

 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
[00:56] Is online advantage play becoming more or less valuable?
[03:22] Are large jackpots paid in Bitcoin taxable?
[05:15] 9/5 Triple Bonus Poker Plus
[07:20] A listener thanks GWAE the education and entertainment
[09:21] Jackpot promotion question
[13:53] Graveyard shift etymology
[15:12] Video poker pay table calculations
[17:32] Scouting tips
[18:38] Earning tier credits at Caesar's properties
[22:34] Super Times Pay and Magic Deal frequencies
[25:01] Blackjack bet sizing, chip management, and CTRs
[27:29] Playing blackjack through heat while unrated
[29:56] Royal flush frequency
[31:24] $1 DDB calculations
[33:25] South Point Casino September Promotions - $500,000 Guaranteed Money Madness
[35:37] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[36:15] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site and card counting community
[36:45] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[37:52] Surveillance is monitoring masks
[39:37] Ways to get a new player's card
[43:34] Trips gone wrong
[49:58] Recommended - 99 Second Storytelling competition, Risk of Ruin podcast


Books Referenced:

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest blackjack player HitA7 part 2

Our guest this week is return guest, blackjack player HitA7.  We talk some more about HitA7's career and then answer a few questions 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 of advantage player HitA7
[00:34] Getting backed off at the Barona
[03:20] Does HitA7's wife approve of his advantage plays?
[07:38] A losing year
[09:58] Playing while pretending to not speak English
[11:14] Double deck games on The Strip
[13:28] Cover, top bet, and spread
[15:04] Playing as a part-time player
[16:50] Playing during the pandemic
[19:00] Lessons learned from long losing streaks
[22:16] Networking
[26:38] Other forms of advantage play
[27:06] CTR issues
[29:55] How closely does HitA7 watch the pit?
[31:02] Advice for common card counting mistakes
[32:35] Rat holing chips
[34:20] Taking advantage of promotions when playing rated
[36:00] South Point Casino August Promotions - Half-priced Walmart gift cards
[36:32] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[37:04] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[37:59] Does HitA7 play video poker?
[38:46] Listener question about saving for retirement as an AP
[40:22] Listener question about UTH
[42:39] Listener question about MSS
[45:50] Listener question about a bookmaker from The Castaways
[46:55] Listener question about Len Baker
[47:28] Listener question about playing blackjack on the square
[48:55] Does being a magician help in AP?
[50:34] Listener question about cutting the cards in blackjack
[54:00] Recommended - tacos at El Segundo Sol


Sponsored Links:

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


Recommended:
ElSeGundoSol.com

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest blackjack player HitA7

Our guest this week is blackjack player HitA7. We talk about how he got started and his play in Mexico and South America.

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 advantage player HitA7
[01:01] Thanks for posting reviews of GWAE on Stitcher, iTunes, Spotify, etc
[02:10] HitA7's early gambling experiences
[04:16] Playing with a Latino accent
[06:52] BlackjackApprenticeship.com and card counting
[09:15] Bankroll, bet size, and losing streaks
[11:12] Can playing in Mexico be dangerous?
[14:43] Mexican casinos
[19:33] Playing in Colombia
[33:41] Playing in Chile
[38:45] South Point Casino August Promotions - Half-priced Walmart gift cards
[39:14] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[39:50] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community
[40:27] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[42:00] HitA7's job as a musician
[44:00] Bad back-offs and license plate readers
[47:43] HitA7 is also an ordained minister
[49:24] Recommended - Giri/Haji on Netflix, Blackjack Discord, Oyster bars at Palace Station, South Point, Harrah's, and Sunset Station


Sponsored Links:

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


Recommended:

Giri/Haji, netflix.com/title/80190519

Oyster bars at Palace Station, South Point, Harrah's, and Sunset Station

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Lone Wolf and Wolfetta

Our guests this week are returning guest Lone Wolf, and his daughter Wolfetta.  He taught his daughter to play, and now they do AP playing together.

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 Lone Wolf and Wolfetta
[00:50] How did Lone Wolf start playing with Wolfetta
[01:51] Wolfetta's training and initial play
[03:33] Hole-carding
[04:32] How does Wolfetta's husband feel about her AP work?
[05:31] Working full-time and playing part-time
[06:30] Father and daughter cover stories
[08:00] Playing conditions during COVID-19
[15:00] Cashing chips
[18:00] Wolfetta's cover
[20:25] Signals
[20:57] Playing safely during COVID-19
[22:00] Counting versus hole-carding
[23:38] Lone Wolf's back-offs
[26:52] Using emotional swings as cover
[30:50] South Point Casino August Promotions - 50% off of Walmart gift cards
[31:38] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[32:22] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community
[33:13] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[34:25] Blackjack tournaments
[40:05] Drawings, promotional chips, and match plays
[46:58] Does Wolfetta play as much as she would like?
[51:25] Recommended - Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, Monster Hunter


Sponsored Links:

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


Recommended:
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall https://amzn.to/2DOs1IQ 
MonsterHunterWorld.com

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest blackjack player Loudon Often

Our guest this week is blackjack pro Loudon Often. Loudon was the biggest money winner on the Church Team which was featured in the documentary "The Holy Rollers."

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 player Loudon Often

[00:41] How did Loudon start playing blackjack?

[03:21] Playing with the Church Team

[04:41] Loudon's background in writing and theology

[09:49] Barring stories and back rooms

[12:04] Working on BlackjackApprenticeship.com's Blackjack Bootcamps

[14:55] Playing solo versus team play

[19:14] Long losing streaks
[21:05] How many hours per month does Loudon play?

[22:17] Loundon's wife and family

[26:25] South Point Casino August Promotions - Half price Walmart gift cards

[27:22] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[28:11] VideoPoker.com/GWAE - Gold Membership offers correction on most games

[30:00] Barona Casino

[31:56] Stories about Stumpy from surveillance

[37:14] Other interactions with surveillance

[40:12] Traveling with large amounts of cash

[44:08] Loudon's short stories and website, daviddruryauthor.com

[45:30] Recommended - LongReads.com, Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton, Jojo Rabbit


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

Books Referenced:
Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich https://amzn.to/3fH9lYB

Recommended:
LongReads.com
Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton https://amzn.to/3fAZxPu
JoJo Rabbit

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Colin Jones

Our guest this week is Colin Jones of Blackjackapprenticeship.com.  We answer blackjack and card counting questions from our listeners.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Colin Jones, head of BlackjackApprenticeship.com, blackjack player, and blackjack teacher
[00:41] The recent mid-week Blackjack Bootcamp
[04:44] Colin's upcoming interview with Richard
[06:24] Next card hole carding at blackjack
[10:42] Cashing chips after getting 86'd
[13:31] Facial recognition and masks
[17:11] Casinos capturing cell phone communications or data
[18:17] Is a name ever clean again after a back-off?
[21:12] South Point Casino August Promotion - Half-price Walmart gift card
[22:27] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on a variety of political events
[23:33] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, "Hot Roll Poker" is the game of the week
[24:32] Introduction of Levi Mitch
[34:35] The value of networking at Blackjack Bootcamp
[38:04] Cashing expired chips
[40:03] Negativity bias
[43:09] Does comp hustling ruin a clean name?
[44:25] Recommended - Mindful extension, Freakonomics podcast


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


Colin's Previous Appearances on GWAE
lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/119961-2/

lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-with-edge-guest-colin-jones/


Recommended:

Mindful extension, Chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mindful-beta/cieekmjjdkckhpidgaffphlaljdfhhab?hl=en-US
Freakonomics podcast, Freakonomics.com/archive

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Max Coins

Our guest this week is Max Coins, an option trader who had many low roller shenanigans he played in Vegas and Atlantic City when he was younger, as well as some high-roller play later in his career. 


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

podcast
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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of advantage player Max Coins

[00:50] Max's friend, Sam

[02:30] Pranking Binion's

[04:40] Sahara promotions

[08:08] Other coupon advantage plays

[19:27] Vegas World coupon strategies

[28:28] South Point July Promotions - "Spin to Win"

[29:33] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political outcomes, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[30:15] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community, Blackjack Boot Camps available

[31:30] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Pro Membership included correction on QQ and UX

[32:34] More discussion of Vegas World promotions

[38:37] Bellagio stories

[43:35] Trump Taj Mahal promotions and various other exploits

[57:27] Recommended - artsandculture.google.com, Dark on Netflix


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

Recommended:
ArtsAndCulture.Google.com
Dark - Netflix.com/title/80100172

Max Coin's other episode:
LasVegasAdvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-with-an-edge-guest-max-coins/

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest author David Hill

Our guest this week is David Hill, author of the new book "The Vapors."

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

podcast
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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of David Hill, author of The Vapors: A Southern Family, the New York Mob, and the Rise and Fall of Hot Springs, America's Forgotten Capital of Vice 
[00:40] History of gambling, politics, and mob activity in Hot Springs 
[13:29] Research and interviews for The Vapors 
[17:50] South Point Casino July Promotions - "Spin to Win" 
[19:10] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[19:51] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community, Blackjack Boot Camp scheduled for July 23rd 
[20:20] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most game, 1000 hand free trial of Pro Membership for GWAE listeners 
[21:05] David's website, DavidHillOnline.com/writing 
[22:08] David's article on Spanky 
[28:11] Sports betting in New Jersey by New Yorkers 
[30:07] David's story on Predicit.org 
[33:08] Harry Anderson 
[37:52] Chess 
[46:11] David's upcoming podcast about gamblers 
[49:04] David Hill's contact info, @davehill77 on Twitter.
[49:32] Recommended: "Marcella" on Netflix, The Best I Saw in Chess by Stuart Rachels 

Sponsored Links: 

David Hill's Links: 

Recommended:
"Marcella" on Netflix
The Best I Saw in Chess by Stuart Rachels https://amzn.to/2Wr0iUI

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails 7/9/20

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] Intro

[01:02] Sexcism discussion

[03:06] Face up UTH

[06:11] Card counting and playing for comps

[08:21] Laying odds in backgammon

[13:52] Video poker player has been excluded from multiplier promotions

[16:55] Any unusual card counting method for Spanish 21

[18:40] Is it legal to use a VPN to play online poker?

[20:37] New table player restrictions and current blackjack table conditions

[22:34] Multiple hand video poker bankroll question

[23:36] Progressive suited royal flushes

[24;44] Maintaining anonymity at high stakes

[27:09] Bankroll needed for $32k coin-in on full pay Jacks or Better

[28:37] Scouting video poker

[30:58] Strategies for physical ticket drawings

[32:44] Does changing a video poker machine affect EV?

[34:17[ Variance in video poker

[35:44] Scouting advantage plays

[37:21] Dice control and other craps strategies

[39:15] Will Captain Jack or Ed Miller ever do a sports betting boot camp?

[39:53] Blackjack side bets

[41:02] Why doesn't Richard like Apple products?

[42:55] Would Bob ever consider teaching video poker classes online?

[44:11] How can someone develop the skills needed to analyze games?

[47:22] South Point Casino July Promotions - "Spin to Win"

[49:27] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[50:20] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free pro trial for GWAE listeners

[51:16] Tips for minority APs

[55:31] Have Bob or Richard ever thought about podcasting about their experiences as professional gamblers?

[57:47] Recommended - David Hill's writing, Hamliton on Disney+

Sponsored Links:

SouthPointCasino.com

Predictit.org/promo/edge

VideoPoker.com/gwae 

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.

podcast
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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.

podcast
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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