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, April 27, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - guest James McManus author of Cowboys Full part 2

Our guest this week is James McManus.  James is the author of several books, and many magazine articles.  He is also an avid poker player.  Today is part two of his history of poker, Cowboys Full.


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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - guest James McManus author of Cowboys Full

Our guest this week is James McManus.  James is the author of several books, and many magazine articles.  He is also an avid poker player.  Today we discuss his history of poker, Cowboys Full.


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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - guest Kelly Sun - Queen of Sorts

Our guest this week is Kelly Sun. The media dubbed her the "Queen of Sorts," and her team mates called her a "baccarat machine." You know her as the mysterious Chinese woman behind the Phil Ivey edge sorting cases in London, and Atlantic City. Also on this show is Michael Kaplan, who has written about Kelly for the NY Times, and Cigar Aficionado, and Lori Chang.  Lori is a former member of the MIT blackjack team, and friend of Kelly. Kelly sometimes has trouble with English, and Lori came along to help translate, and share a few stories of her own. 

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - guests Romes & Bruce 2

Our guests this week are two professional blackjack players.  In addition to counting cards they exploit casino carnival games, and various casino side bets.


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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - guest Anthony Curtis

Our guest this week is Anthony Curtis, owner of The Las Vegas Advisor and Huntington Press publishing.  We discuss the new LVA website, upcoming books, and answer some listener email.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - guest Buddy Frank 2

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


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Monday, March 13, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - guest Olympic Gold Medalist Connor Fields

Our guest this week is Connor Fields. Connor won the 2016 Olympic gold medal for BMX racing. This is likely the only show we will do with a gold medalist unless we can get Charles Barkley on to talk about his gambling stories.


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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - guest Greg "Fossilman" Raymer

Our guest this week is Greg Raymer, also known as Fossilman.  Greg is a professional poker player best known for winning the World Series of Poker main event in 2004.


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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - guest Brian Zembic - The Man With the $100,000 Breasts

Our guest this week is Brian Zembic, also known as The Man With the $100,000 Breasts. His story was first told in the book with that title. Basically Brian put in breast implants to win a $100,000 bet.  The man who lost the bet, Mike Svobodny told his side of the story in Gambling Wizards.  Now we get the story straight from the horse's mouth, and ask him why he still has those implants 20 years later. Near the end of the show we discuss Brian's daughter's playing of the song Toxicity.  Here is the link. Toxicity


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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - guests Romes & Bruce

Our guests this week are two professional blackjack players.  In addition to counting cards they exploit casino carnival games, and various casino side bets.


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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - guest Ed Thorp

The guest this week is Ed Thorp. the father of modern blackjack. His book Beat the Dealer was the first to discuss card counting, and paved the way for thousands of card counters over the last 50+ years.  His new book is A Man For All Markets.



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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - Blackjack Ball 2017

Our guests this week are Max Rubin, Don Johnson and Anthony Curtis. We discuss this year's Blackjack Ball.  The Blackjack Ball has been going on for 21 years, and is hosted by Max Rubin.  This year Don Johnson was voted into the Blackjack Hall of Fame, and Anthony Curtis won the skills competition. For more details on the Ball see Bob Dancer's article at Gambling With an Edge

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - Super Bowl 2017

Our guests this week are Frank B. and Anthony Curtis. We discuss this week's super bowl, and talk about proposition bets, as well as some good places to watch the game.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Dr. Ed Thorp at the 21st Blackjack Ball

On Saturday January 28th 2017 the 21st annual Blackjack Ball was held. Bob will be writing an article next week with the full details of all that went on at the Ball, but I wanted to post this video of a brief speech by Dr Ed Thorp. Dr. Thorp is busy with a promotional tour for his new book, A Man For All Markets,  but has agreed to come on Gambling With an Edge in a few weeks.

 I am incredibly grateful to Dr. Thorp for his work. His book Beat the Dealer changed my life dramatically, as it did the majority of people in the room that night.


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - guest Spencer Robinson

The guest this week is Spencer Robinson. Spencer was a member of one of the largest, and most successful blackjack teams in history.  He was also part of the rock band, The Lords of Altamont. Being a rock star is pretty great cover for a blackjack player.

Song, Tunica - Music and Lyrics by Spencer Robinson

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - guest Buddy Frank

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


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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - Zach Elwood #3

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

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails 3

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

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails 2

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

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Peter Liston 2

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


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