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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, December 2, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest Steven Bridges

Our guest this week is magician, and card counter Steven Bridges. In 2018 Steven was a street magician in London.  He decided to learn to count cards, and document his journey in a YouTube series.

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.




Show Notes


[00:00]  Introduction of blackjack player, Steven Bridges
[00:44]  Being "unintentionally retired"
[01:51]  Stephen's YouTube channel
[03:33]  Colin Jones
[04:36]  Content creation, filming, and related considerations
[13:07]  An instant bankroll
[16:36]  What was the plan before the bankroll appeared?
[17:58]  Blackjack Bootcamp
[19:07]  Managing the logistics of cash
[21:52]  Early play, bet sizes, and swings
[24:21]  Filming the early sessions and field tests
[26:39]  Playing in Washington
[29:31]  South Point Casino December promotions - 50% off almost everything, City Shine moonshine giveaway
[30:59]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community with many betting, tracking, and analytical tools
[31:39]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[32:57]  Statistics from the first month in Washington
[35:10]  U.S. blackjack versus European blackjack
[40:36]  Returning to the U.S.
[49:21]  Bad back-offs
[52:00]  How to find Steven on Youtube
[53:00]  Recommended:  Dead Irish by John Lescroart, Anki app


Sponsored Links:

Guest Links:

Recommended:
Dead Irish by John Lescroart  https://amzn.to/3of8xkR
Build your own flashcards http://Apps.ankiweb.net

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest Mike Shackleford aka The Wizard of Odds

 Our guest this week is Mike Shackleford, aka The Wizard of Odds.  We talk to Mike about what he had been up to lately, as well as his book Gambling 102.

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.




Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of Michael Shackleford, the Wizard of Odds

[00:48]  Gambling 102

[03:27]  Wizard of Odds newsletter and James Bond movies

[09:25]  Punto Banco

[14:11]  James Bond/s other gambling games

[19:56]  Sal Piacente and cheating scenes in other movies

[20:32]  Which James Bond was the best gambler?

[23:30]  The Card Counter

[24:21]  South Point Casino November promotions - earn up to ten half-priced Walmart gift cards, $32k Thanksgiving Day hot seat promotion

[26:02]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community with many betting, tracking, and analytical tools

[26:35]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners

[27:45]  Double Up promotion

[31:45]  How often does Michael gamble these days?

[32:21]  Michael's relationship with WizardofOdds.com and WizardofVegas.com

[34:44]  Magic trick and magicians

[45:03]  Michael's other interests

[46:02]  Recommended:  Wonderground by Jeff McBride, Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead, Mind Games at The Strat


Sponsored Links:

http://SouthPointCasino.com

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae


Guest Links:

http://WizardofOdds.com

http://WizardofVegas.com

http://Twitter.com/wizard0fodds


Books Referenced:

Scarne's Complete Guide to Gambling by John Scarne https://amzn.to/3FKPHrP


Other Things Referenced:

http://Youtube.com/watch?v=ki4Fbctwnjs

http://Mirage.mgmresorts.com/en/entertainment/shin-lim.html

http://Mackingshow.com


Recommended:

http://Vegaswonderground.com

http://Thestrat.com/entertainment/featured/banachek-the-mind-s 

Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead https://amzn.to/30Ubfnk

Mind Games at the Strat

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 11/18/2021

No guest this week as we 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.


 

Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction
[01:05]  Maximizing a 99.8% Jacks or Better game
[03;39]  Winning too many casino drawings
[08:09]  Assuming there is an edge at a double deck game without counting
[09:26]  86'd from The Cosmopolitan
[11:11]  Rating carnival games
[13:07]  Monitoring game play and edge and video poker
[15:37]  Sportsbook sign-up bonus strategy
[25:10]  Inside the Edge star on GWAE
[26:35]  South Point Casino November promotions - earn up to ten half-priced Walmart gift cards, $32k Thanksgiving Day hot seat promotion
[27;27]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community with many betting, tracking, and analytical tools
[28:06]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[29:46]  Casino surveillance systems
[30:46]  Best two video poker games to learn in this environment
[33:04]  Edges in carnival games
[35:53]  Is there any advantage to playing a higher denomination pay table at video poker?
[40:04]  James Grosjean's blog at GWAE
[41:10]  Hot streaks at video poker
[43:42]  Continuing to play at video poker after being over-royaled
[48:51]  Video Poker Hall of Fame
[52;51]  Recommended:  Three Song Thursday by Darryl Purpose, The Cellist by Daniel Silva


Sponsored Links:

Links Referenced:

Recommended:
The Cellist by Daniel Silva https://amzn.to/3qK7pHQ

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - bookmaker Chris Andrews

 Our guest this week is Chris Andrews, author of "Then One Day: Forty Years of Bookmaking in Nevada".  https://amzn.to/3F3daEj

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.




Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of Chris Andrews, bookmaker and author of Then One Day: Forty Years of Bookmaking in Nevada

[00:42]  Gill Alexander and the origin of Chris' new book

[04:09]  Chris' background in bookmaking

[06:55]  Working at the Stardust sportsbook

[11:59]  Working at the Barbary Coast sportsbook and misplacing $250,000

[16:36]  Working at the Cal Neva sportsbook in Reno

[22:07]  Who sets the lines?

[25:15]  Max at Cal Neva

[32:02]  Roxy Roxborough

[37:08]  Chris' brief job at the Golden Nugget

[40:08]  South Point Sportsbook

[41:19]  South Point Casino November promotions - earn up to ten half-priced Walmart gift cards, $32k Thanksgiving Day hot seat promotion

[42:21]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community with many betting, tracking, and analytical tools

[52:52]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners

[44:38]  The best sportsbooks in Las Vegas

[48:53]  William Hill and the model of limiting players

[50:59]  Then One Year, the sequel to then one day.

[57:50]  Have Chris' sons followed him into the bookmaking business?

[59:22]  Recommended:  Dexter on Showtime, A Gambling Man by David Baldacci, The Sopranos, and The Sopranos Sessions


Sponsored Links:

http://SouthPointCasino.com

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae


Guest Links:

http://Twitter.com/andrewssports


Books Referenced:

Then One Day:  Forty Years of Bookmaking in Nevada by Chris Andrews https://amzn.to/3F3daEj


Recommended:

http://Sho.com/dexter

A Gambling Man by David Baldacci https://amzn.to/3C8yrKN

http://Hbo.com/the-sopranos

The Sopranos Sessions by Alan Sepinwall, David Chase, and Matt Zoller Seitz https://amzn.to/2YzZrVX

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest Anthony Curtis

Our guest this week is Anthony Curtis of The Las Vegas Advisor. We talk to AC about the latest with Mattress Mac, new books, and much more.

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

 

Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Anthony Curtis from the Las Vegas Advisor and Huntington Press

[00:37] World Series and Mattress Mack

[09:47] What has Huntington Press published recently?

[23:25] WSOP, Phil Hellmuth, and Covid implications

[30:15] South Point Casino November promotions - earn up to ten half-priced Walmart gift cards, $32k Thanksgiving Day hot seat promotion

[31:45] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community with many betting, tracking, and analytical tools

[32:17] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners

[34:10] Charles Mathewson obituary

[34:56] Youtube slot players

[39:02] Sports betting in Florida and other states

[42:57] New Orleans Covid protocols

[44:19] Resorts World self-parking and observations

[46:42] Las Vegas casinos mask policies

[48:21] Draftkings National Sports Betting Championship

[53:13]  Bonfire of the Vanities by Thomas Wolfe, The Devil's Candy by Julie Salamon, The President's Daughter by Bill Clinton and James Patterson, iLuminate at the Strat



Sponsored Links:






Guest Links:






Books Referenced:







Recommended:

Bonfire of the Vanities by Thomas Wolfe  https://amzn.to/3bDzKXD

The Devil's Candy by Julie Salamon https://amzn.to/3o1D2K5

The President's Daughter by Bill Clinton and James Patterson https://amzn.to/3q3wyNi

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest Russell Fox

Our guest this week is tax expert Russell Fox on to talk about what gamblers can do before the end of the year to help with their taxes.

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.

 

Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Russell Fox, tax expert from Clayton Tax
[01:02] What's going to be in the next tax law?
[02:09] Has the pandemic affected Russell's professional life?
[03:02] Do Canadian poker players owe income tax?
[05:14] Can YouTubers deduct gambling losses in excess of winnings?
[06:30] Have the tax implications on DFS changed?
[12:27] Taxation of credit card rewards redemption
[12:51] Process of reporting winning for a recreational advantage player
[18:06] How is travel time handled if IRS questions full-time gambler status?
[18:52] Lost or misplaced W2Gs
[20:58] Is it better to file as a professional gambler if you're a slot AP with many W2Gs?
[22:29] What are the acceptable ways for an amateur to define a sports betting session?
[24:31] Tax on futures bet, rule of constructive receipt
[25:11] Should a bettor clear balances from all sports betting apps every year
[25:34] Tax treatment of free bets
[30:52] South Point Casino October Promotions - $500k+ Monster Money casino-wide progressives, Prime Time Mondays for people 55 and older
[32:19] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community with many betting, tracking, and analytical tools
[32:52] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[33:56] Is a casino win/loss statement from a casino sufficient for tax purposes?
[35:51] Beard accounts in sports betting
[39:53] Splitting a sports bet
[41:16] At what point does it make sense to file as a professional gambler?
[43:26] Audit risk for professional gamblers
[46:05] Tax professionals who specialize in gambling
[48:01] TurboTax
[48:35] Costs to file as a professional gambler
[51:44] Changes to cryptocurrency laws
[54:41] How to contact Russell Fox
[55:25] Recommended: Maid on Netflix, A Most Clever Girl by Stephanie Marie Thorton, Circus Circus steakhouse


Sponsored Links:
http://SouthPointCasino.com
http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com
http://VideoPoker.com/gwae


Guest Links:
http://Claytontax.com
http://Twitter.com/russcfox


Recommended:
Maid on Netflix  http://Netflix.com/title/81166770
A Most Clever Girl by Stephanie Marie Thorton  https://amzn.to/3CmJgtQ
http://Circuscircus.com/restaurants-1/the-steak-house/

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 10/21/2021

No guest this week as we 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.


Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction
[00:33]  Did Bob ever take advantage of online casino promotions?
[01:28]  W2Gs for craps players
[03:44]  General rules for all variations in video poker
[05:32]  Card counting for comps
[10:12]  Should slot hustling be avoided where hole-carding
[11:30]  Magic of the Nile slot advantage player tracking
[13:21]  $5DDB with double progressive amounts
[16:52]  Should a new AP chase progressives?
[19:54]  Seven Stars Insider newsletter
[21:34]  Prax
[23:23]  Card counting as a refusal and AP sports betting
[25:03]  Signing up for new credit cards when purchasing a home
[27:08]  Baccarat, roulette, and baccarat bonuses
[32:05]  How do the odds change playing two hands versus one hand
[35:24]  Valuing a blackjack hot seat promotion
[39:20]  South Point Casino October Promotions - $500k+ Monster Money casino-wide progressives, Prime Time Mondays for people 55 and older
[40:45]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community with many betting, tracking, and analytical tools
[41:25]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[42:35]  How did Bob get backed off playing video poker at MGM properties?
[44:52]  Basic strategy for multi-deck and doubling on A7
[48:18]  How can a dealer handle impolite players?
[50:12]  Putting tape over unused camera on computer
[52:17]  Loss rebates for roulette
[53:16]  Blackjack dealer yells "skills check"
[54:31]  Card pulling
[57:34]  Recommended:  books by Donald Westlake, Margins of Error podcast

Sponsored Links:

Books Referenced:
Comp City by Max Rubin https://amzn.to/3jjfvCw

Software Referenced: 

Recommended:
Donald Westlake books https://amzn.to/3C7k0I4

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest Buddy Frank and G2E 2021

 Bob and I get a return visit from long time slot director Buddy Frank, and this was taped immediately after the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) show, the biggest casino industry trade show of the year. We spend a lot of time talking about the new things we saw. 


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




Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Buddy Frank, long time slot director and casino executive

[00:36] Player identification and video poker player skill tracking products at G2E

[14:08] Resorts World's cashless system, credit cards

[24:25] Interesting AP games at G2E, slots, keno

[31:45] Auto-hold on video poker

[35:24] Ultimate X Gold

[39:18] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners

[39:38] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community with many betting, tracking, and analytical tools

[40:08] South Point Casino October Promotions - $500k+ Monster Money casino-wide progressives

[41:11] South Point operations, comments on the locals market in Las Vegas, Circa

[47:12] Strategy for a player who has been banned, but not trespassed

[51:01] Aristocrat party at Allegiant Stadium

[53:15] Recommended: Sooley by John Grisham, CSI Las Vegas, Aruze claw game and craps game


Sponsored Links:

http://SouthPointCasino.com

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae


Sites Referenced:

http://Wizardofodds.com/games/video-poker/tables/ultimate-x-gold/


Recommended:

Sooley by John Grisham https://amzn.to/2YU8EbL

Cbs.com/shows/csi-vegas/

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 10/7/2021

No guest this week as we 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.



Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction

[00:40]  Biggest gambling regrets

[03:57]  How can dealers gain AP knowledge?

[06:44]  Variance on multi-line video poker

[10:20]  Fixed-odds horse racing

[11:49]  Bob's problems with betting in Arizona

[22:29]  How do APs network?

[25:45]  Advantages and disadvantages of playing on casino credit

[30:39]  South Point Casino October Promotions - $500k+ Monster Money casino-wide progressives

[31:54]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community with many betting, tracking, and analytical tools

[32:35]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners

[34:15]  Who should a player contact about re-entering a property after being thrown out?

[37:20]  Slot YouTubers

[39:28]  Vulturing Ultimate X

[40:46]  New GWAE intro

[42:40]  Recommended - Goliath on Amazon Prime, The Devil May Dance by Jake Tapper, Ross Thomas novels, The Hustler, The Color of Money, Jake Jacobs review of The Card Counter


Sponsored Links:

http://SouthPointCasino.com

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae


Episodes Referenced:

http://Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/podcast-wilma0-part-2


Recommended:

http://Amazon.com/Goliath-Season-1/dp/B0875NY2V2

The Devil May Dance by Jake Tapper https://amzn.to/3AmrHs7

Ross Thomas novels https://amzn.to/306VNn1

The Hustler https://amzn.to/2WPNJFQ

The Color of Money https://amzn.to/3lmk2Wy

The Card Counter movie review. http://Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/the-card-counter-review

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 9/30/2021

No guest this week as we 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.




 Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction

[00:32] Video poker progressive with a must-hit-by amount

[02:08] Hole carding practice

[05:26] Civilian criticism of hitting A7 vs 10 while counting

[09:03] How easily can a video poker pay table be changed?

[15:13] Playing Spanish 21 unrated

[17:47] How to approach a vulnerable table?

[20:38] Handling variance on 9/6 Triple Double Bonus

[24:14] Game selection in video poker and table games

[25:50] Running bad on video poker

[30:10] Phone apps and device law

[34:51] Long hotel comp stays

[36:26] Why doesn't Bob Dancer have a Youtube channel?

[38:29] Bet spread vs min to max

[41:51] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community with many betting, tracking, and analytical tools

[42:31] South Point Casino September Promotions - $500k Monster Money casino-wide progressives

[43:35] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners

[44:23] Playing in retirement and the comp game

[47:10] Why do dealers hate match play coupon players?

[51:08] Do people recognize Richard's voice?

[55:18] Tipping after W2G bar tops

[58:12] Recommended - Sex Education on Netflix, The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz 


Sponsored Links:

http://SouthPointCasino.com

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae


Books Referenced:

Beyond Counting by James Grosjean - (out of print)

Modern Blackjack by Norm Wattenbarger - https://amzn.to/3m9xBrn


Recommended:

Sex Education http://Netflix.com/title/80197526

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz  https://amzn.to/3ii0GQl


Thursday, September 23, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - Captain Jack Andrews and Rufus Peabody part 2

 Our guests this week are professional sports bettors, Captain Jack Andrews, and Rufus Peabody.  This is part 2 of our discussion on their new site unabated.com. This is a site with tools to help sports bettors trying to get an edge.  No touts, no affiliate ads, just good information and tools for players trying to find an edge. 

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.




Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Captain Jack Andrews and Rufus Peabody from Unabated.com
[00:53] Rufus' experience with advantage players from Appalachian State, as described on a recent Risk of Ruin podcast
[06:29] Rufus' Cantor Gaming interview
[08:15] How should players attack new markets?
[14:47] Does Arizona have any independent sportsbooks?
[16:31] Sports betting in California
[21:35] How is NFL betting different in 2021?
[23:09] How does a quarterback's vaccination status affect bets and futures?
[27:08] Has Unabated received any blowback from bettors who resent others releasing information?
[29:47] Have people used Madden to simulate NFL games?
[31:32] How can casual sports bettors use Unabated.com's tools to get EV?
[37:39] South Point Casino September Promotions - City Lights Shine giveaway, Hot Seat promotions, South Point 400 tickets
[38:25] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community with many betting, tracking, and analytical tools
[38:57] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[40:44] Unabated.com's target audience
[43:39] Will Captain Jack's Youtube content remain on Youtube?
[44:58] Definition of Unabated
[48:53] The data science behind Unabated
[50:06] When will Las Vegas improve mobile sports betting?
[52:07] Is William Hill taking action now?
[54:27] Recommended: Our Town on Kanopy, Sidedoor podcast


Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae


Books Referenced:
Sharper: A Guide to Modern Sports Betting by True Pokerjoe https://amzn.to/2XXjCN8


Recommended:
Kanopy.com/product/our-town
Si.edu/sidedoor

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - Captain Jack Andrews and Rufus Peabody

 Our guests this week are professional sports bettors, Captain Jack Andrews, and Rufus Peabody.  They are on to discuss their new site unabated.com. This is a site with tools to help sports bettors trying to get an edge.  No touts, no affiliate ads, just good information and tools for players trying to find an edge.

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.



Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Captain Jack Andrews and Rufus Peabody from Unabated.com
[00:54] Unabated.com
[05:07] NFL simulator
[09:42] How is the NFL simulator updated?
[10:53] How much does one bad game affect season totals?
[13:15] Will derivative markets eventually be automated?
[16:18] How much does Unabated cost?
[20:02] Written and video educational content
[23:10] What other roles exist Unabated?
[26:55] Upcoming features
[31:20] South Point Casino September Promotions - City Lights Shine giveaway, Hot Seat promotions, South Point 400 tickets
[32:03] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community with many betting, tracking, and analytical tools
[32:36] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[33:58] Super Bowl prop arbitrage
[40;34] Calculating place and show prices
[42:20] Will Unabated be adding golf tools?
[44:26] Are Captain Jack and Rufus still betting?
[46:18] Betting exchanges in New Jersey
[53:14] Recommended: A Boy and His Dog, Icarus, Risk of Ruin podcast


Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae


Guest Links:
Unabated.com
Twitter.com/UnabatedSports
Twitter.com/RufusPeabody
Twitter.com/capjack2000


Recommended:
A Boy and His Dog
Icarus.film
Podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/risk-of-ruin/id1527018692

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 9/6/2021

No guest this week as we 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.




Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction
[00:36]  Comments on commercials
[02:27]  Probability of royal flushes on 9/6 Jacks
[03:56]  Vetting of GWAE guests
[07:25]  New casino table games
[09:43]  Double Joker video poker
[11:40]  W2G jackpoint threshold
[13:30]  What's the best way to listen to GWAE?
[14:44]  RFID and TITO at Resorts World table games
[16:15]  Return on card counting
[17:51]  Will the Mirage poker room ever re-open
[18:06]  $1 to $3 Limit Hold/em in Vegas
[19:04]  Why do casinos allow Bob to play?
[19:37]  VideoPoker.com strategy corrections
[21:26]  Card counting advice for a new player without a network
[25:02]  Burning cards on a double deck games
[27;31]  What edge can a recreational player get?
[29:06]  Comp hustling
[30:15]  Split Card Poker
[32:41]  Software used by casinos to catch card counters
[33:19]  $125/hand video poker comps
[36:13]  IRS reporting requirements on table games
[39:01]  Why wasn't the card maker in Phil Ivey's edge sorting case charged?
[41:09]  South Point Casino September Promotions - City Lights Shine giveaway, Hot Seat promotions, South Point 400 tickets
[42:20]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community with many betting, tracking, and analytical tools
[43:03]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[44:10]  Using side bets in blackjack to reach table minimum when the count is high
[46:33]  Can banks deny service to professional gamblers?
[48:27]  Transitioning from a recreational gambler to a professional gambler
[51:55]  A match play dispute on craps
[54:50]  Recommended:  Advantage 32 rubber bands, Here Today


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Recommended:
Advantage 32 rubber bands  https://amzn.to/2VrhRqk

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - Host Steve Cyr

Our guest this week is "Super Host" Steve Cyr. We talk about how covid has effected things, the new Resorts World, and what happens with your comps if you are restricted from play.

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.





Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of casino super host, Steve Cyr
[00:28] How has the pandemic affected the hosting business?
[05:16] Does Steve work outside of Las Vegas?
[07:36] Resorts World
[08:29] Hosting advantage players
[15:00] Rating dice
[20;57] What happens to a deal if a player is restricted mid-play?
[25:26] Problem gambling
[20:13] Cash players and source of funds
[32:33] South Point Casino September Promotions - City Lights Shine giveaway, Hot Seat promotions, South Point 400 tickets
[33:26] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community with many betting, tracking, and analytical tools
[33:55] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[34:56] Front money
[36:02] Sending Bitcoin to the cage
[37:22] Requests for escorts
[40:56] Casino Comp Wallet app
[42:55] How to contact Steve Cyr
[44:38] Whales
[46:07] Getting burned by players
[51:03] Stephen Paddock
[55:31] Recommended - Taverna Costera, The Father, Garbage salad at Barry's Downtown Prime


Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae


Steve Cyr's Links:
Instagram.com/stevecyrvegas
Stevecyr.com
Twitter.com/SteveCyrVegas
Whale Hunt in the Desert by Deke Castleman https://amzn.to/3yGahG3


Recommended:
Tavernacostera.com
The Father (On Demand)
Barrysdowntownprime.com

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest Wilma0 part 2

Our guest this week is a return from last week, Wilma0.  We discuss more blackjack, and video poker.  But we also talk about an incident at MGM where lots of mistakes were made, and leads to Bellagio refusing to cash $20,000 of his chips.

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.



Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of AP Wilma0
[00:20]  Comedy show at the MGM Grand results in a trespass
[22;58]  Lessons that can be learned from Wilma0's MGM experience
[27:30]  South Point Casino September Promotions - City Lights Shine giveaway
[28:20]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community with many betting, tracking, and analytical tools
[28:44]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[29:26]  Bank of America
[36:25]  Trusting a bum
[40:34]  Certified mail and going to jail
[49:56]  Seven Stars advantage play
[53:53]  Recommended - Deja True storytelling, Below Deck on Bravo


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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest Wilma0

Our guest this week is and advantage player named Wilma0.  We discuss blackjack, video poker, credit cards, and taking advantage of promotions in the grocery store.

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 Wilma0
[00"25] The origin of Wilma0's name
[00:14] Wilma0's introduction to advantage play
[04:26] Getting backed off from putt-putt gold
[06:41] Playing blackjack on a cruise ship
[09:21] Card counting and playing carded
[13:20] Video poker
[16:21] Blackjack Boot Camps
[19:15] Credit card points
[25:09] Manufactured spending
[28:40] South Point Casino August Promotions - South Point 400 race merchandise and $100 free play, email promo for locals
[30:05] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community with many betting, tracking, and analytical tools
[30:38] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[32:19] Travelers checks
[39:56] AAA and an Wilma0's old car
[42:51] Coca-Cola AP
[47:56] Best back-off story
[51:24] Recommended - Queen of the South on Netflix, Hugo's Cellar at Four Queens, The Yoda Guy


Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae


Referenced Links and Episodes:
Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/author/jimmy-jazz

Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-edge-guest-cartwright-4

Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/podcast-guest-jimmy-jazz-9-17-20

ThePointsGuy.com

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest William Ziemba

Our guest this week is mathematician, William Ziemba. Professor Ziemba has written many books on sports betting, race betting, and the stock market.  

 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 William Ziemba
[00:20] How did Bill get into sports betting?
[02:10] Ed Thorp
[07:38] Bill Benter
[12:14] Risk arbitrage examples
[23:54] Betting NFL and market efficiency
[27:04] South Point Casino August Promotions - South Point 400 race merchandise and $100 free play, email promo for locals
[28:33] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community with many betting, tracking, and analytical tools
[29:10] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[30:21] Betfair's inefficiencies
[35:08] Lotteries
[45:22] Stock market recommendations
[53:40] William's books are on sale
[57:46] Recommended - Planet Money podcast, Richard's storytelling on Facebook


Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae


William Ziemba's Links:
Williamtziemba.com
Amazon author's page  https://amzn.to/3s9tgal
Ziembainvestments.com/about-dr-ziemba.html
Worldscientific.com

Recommended:
Npr.org/sections/money
Facebook.com/lvstoryslam

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest Arnold Snyder part 2

 Our guest this week is Arnold Snyder. This is part 2 of our talk about his new book Radical Blackjack.

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 Arnold Snyder, blackjack player, theorist, and author
[00:23] Explaining unusual blackjack plays to casino employees
[08:19] A very strange comp offer
[12:56] Keith and Marty Taft
[21:03] More interviews, links, and articles about Keith via Kindle version of Radical Blackjack
[22:26] John Ascuagas' Nugget
[32:51] South Point Casino August Promotions - Free Logo gifts and $100 in free play, email promo for locals
[34:09] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community with lots of training tools, software, and a members' only forum
[34:42] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[35:52] Arnold gets a call from surveillance about marked cards
[44:12] REKO count
[46:46] Being an expert witness
[57:57] Recommended - buying and tasting whiskey in Las Vegas, The Order by Daniel Silva, Oyster Bar at the Nugget in Reno, Big Sur Oyster Bar at South Point


Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae


Arnold Snyder's Links:
Write-aholic.com/about-arnold-snyder
Blackjack Forum articles  http://www.blackjackforumonline.com/


Books Referenced:
Radical Blackjack by Arnold Snyder https://amzn.to/3Cm9woE
Read the Dealer by Steve Forte (out of print)

Recommended:
Nevadadistilling.com

Totalwine.com/store-info/nevada-south-strip/1205

Leesliquorlv.com

Doublehelixwine.com

Emerilsrestaurants.com/delmonico-steakhouse

Whiskyattic.com

The Order by Daniel Silva https://amzn.to/3jsknEF

Nuggetcasinoresort.com/dining/restaurants/oyster-bar

Southpointcasino.com/dining/big-sur-oyster-bar

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest attorney Stan Pietruska

 Our guest this week is Stan Pietruska.  Stan is an attorney in New Jersey.  We talk about the legalization of sports betting, online poker, and the Phil Ivey case.

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 attorney Stan Pietruska
[00:37] Dan’s background in gambling
[02:28] PAPSA
[04:33] Off-shore sites in the late 1990s
[07:21] UIGEA
[11:39] Why did some poker sites still allow U.S. players?
[13:30] Chris Christie
[19:50] Phil Ivey case
[27:35] Fanduel’s NFL pricing error
[31:01] Does Dan take gamblers’ civil rights cases in New Jersey?
[33:58] South Point August Casino Promotions - free gift promotions, email free play promotion for locals
[35:35] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community with a member's forum, casino database and software tools
[36:08] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[36:36] Live betting at William Hill and others
[38:56] Barring sports bettors in New Jersey
[40:37] Super Bowl streaker wager
[43:48] Caesars’ surveillance case
[46:43] Current state of online poker
[52:58] Recommended - Downton Abbey, Gosford Park, The Other Woman by Daniel Silva, Tales from the Pit by David Schwartz


Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae


Tales from the Pit episode:
https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-edge-week-3/


Recommended:

Downton Abbey Netflix.com/title/70213223
Gosford Park Amazon.com/Gosford-Park-Maggie-Smith/dp/B000I543SM
Tales From the Pit https://amzn.to/3j1mFKX
The Other Woman https://amzn.to/3f5KDTU

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - former surveillance operator - Junior part 2

Our guest this week is a former surveillance operator named Junior.  For the last 15 years Junior has worked in surveillance rooms on the Las Vegas strip. This is part 2 of our interview.

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 Junior, recently retired surveillance expert
[00:19] How often does a casino track a patron to get their license plate?
[02:51] Does a large color up without cashing out cause heat?
[04:05] Will surveillance ever check the trash to identify patrons?
[07:42] Other techniques used to identify persons of interest
[10:45] ID scanners
[11:17] Causes of heat
[14:03] Cheating at craps, other inside jobs
[19:15] A fun baccarat play
[21:54] Loss rebates
[23:22] Any chance that Junior returns to surveillance work?
[25:50] Tracking jewelry or clothing?
[26:48] Cheating at poker
[29:31] How to get in touch with Junior
[29:55] Can software effectively analyze play on blackjack variants?
[31:00] South Point Casino July Promotions - "Free Play with a Kicker"
[31:35] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community with a member's forum, casino database and software tools
[32:07] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[33:15] Biometrica
[35:43] MGM sweat shops
[37:33] Do casinos care about losing card counters?
[41:06] Splitting tens
[42:36] Flagging players with a players card
[43:40] Chip shuffling
[44:42] What do APs do to draw heat that could have been easily avoided?
[49:21] Recommended - The Winner by David Baldacci, Bosch on Amazon Prime


Sponsored Links:

SouthPointCasino.com
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae

Recommended:
The Winner by David Baldacci  https://amzn.to/3BoGowB