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 8, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 4/5/21

No guest this week as we once again dip into our 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 and explanation of YouTube ads settings
[03:21] Avoiding certain sponsors on GWAE
[07:03] Casino marketing
[09:46] AP teams organized as LLCs
[10:56] DDB strategy questions for different pay tables
[12:18] Blackjack offsets and units
[14:51] Hole-carding seminar with RxGamble
[16:10] Showing ID to claim a jackpot[
[18:03] Are card counters rare?
[20:05] Does online casino play affect brick and mortar ADT?
[22:28] Would Richard play a table game at a casino that required ID to play?
[24:22] Taking smaller edges to extend promotions
[27:20] South Point Casino April Promotions - $500k Money Madness with casino-wide progressives, all restaurants are now open
[28:52] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[30:21] Video Poker at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
[32:50] How to travel with large sums of money
[35:25] Betting minimum or maximum on progressive slots
[36:47] Richard's eureka moments
[38:37] Comparing and contrasting advantage play techniques
[40:08] Favorite movies
[45:50] Is Edge of the World available for purchase?
[47:01] AP ethics at a blackjack table
[40:10] How to learn AP slots
[52:52] Recommended - The Hustler, RxGamble.com, Tattooed Chef Acai Bowls


Books Referenced:
The Blackjack Life by Nathaniel Tilton https://amzn.to/320mOWV
The 21st-Century Card Counter by Colin Jones https://amzn.to/3wBDeD7


RxGamble Episodes:
Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/podcast-rx-gamble/
Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/podcast-rx-gamble-part-2/
Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/podcast-rx-gamble-2

Links Referenced:
VPfree2.com
WizardofVegas.com
BlackjackTheForum.com
Twitter.com/RxGamble
Twitter.com/MickeyCrimm
Twitter.com/RWM21


Recommended:
The Hustler https://amzn.to/2R8mmn9
RxGamble.com
Tattooedchef.com/products/organic-acai-bowl

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest card counter MPS

Our guest this week is a card counter who goes by the name MPS.

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, MPS
[00:30] How did MPS get started in the AP world?
[02:43] Transitioning into more serious play
[06:13] Travel and playing on the road
[08:00] Raising stakes, running poorly, and managing the emotions
[13:15] What did MPS's family think about his AP endeavors?
[14:14] Team play variance, dynamics, and theft
[22:15] Hours commitment for team play
[23:58] Game conditions and stakes for team play
[24:46] Dealers recognizes the team's play style
[26:33] Is MPS still pursuing a non-AP job
[27:36] The team disbands, implications of being stuck, different structures
[31:19] Would MPS join another team in the future?
[32:42] South Point Casino April Promotions - $500,000 Money Madness casino-wide progressives, more food outlets have re-opened or expanded hours
[34:03] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[34:22] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community, Blackjack Bootcamps have been scheduled, contact Colin Jones for more info
[34:50] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[35:45] Fondest counting memories, procedural errors
[41:18] Back-offs and 86'ings
[44:04] How has being an AP changed how MSP looks at cash?
[45:30] How much is MPS on the road now?
[45:56] Trouble cashing out
[50:22] Fighting in casinos
[52:07] Getting paid with small bills
[54:30] What would MPS do differently in his AP career?
[56:49] Recommended - James Grosjean's blog on GamblingWithAnEdge.com, SkipLagged.com


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


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

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest Michael Sall

Our guest this week is arguably the world's best gin rummy player, Michael Sall. He is the author of "Gin Rummy: A Predator's Guide." We spoke to Michael back in December and thought he merited a return visit.

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 Michael Sall, arguably the best gin player in the world
[00:34] Bets about fasting and weight
[05:40] Adjusting play to an opponent's strategy in gin
[08:25] Artificial intelligence analysis and game theory in gin
[13:09] Is Michael planning any other books?
[15:07] The worst mistake that inexperienced gin players make
[18:32] South Point Casino March Promotion - $500 Swipe, Spin, and Win, many restaurants have re-opened
[19:55] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[20:50] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting community, and training site
[21:14] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free pro trial for GWAE listeners
[22:05] The value of social elements of gin advantage play
[26:20] How difficult is it to make a living as a full-time gambler?
[33:02] Recommended - The Source by James Michener, A Time for Mercy by John Grisham, Fortune's Formula by William Poundstone, The Information by James Gleick
[36:51] Does Richard have plans to write a memoir?
[38:17] Slots and vulturism
[40:08] Timing of ADT beginning and end
[41:33] Is Wheelchair still alive?
[42:12] Are there any offerings for slot advantage play?
[42:27] Did Richard get paid in Moscow?
[44:40] Advantage plays in craps without dice control?
[46:25] Beating roulette and The Eudaemonic Pie by Thomas Bass
[47:38] Bob and Richard's favorite episodes (all available at GamblingWithEdge.com)
[50:39] How did Bob and Richard tell their wives about advantage play

Books Referenced:
Gin Rummy: A Predator's Guide by Michael Sall
Eudaemonic Pie by Thomas Bass https://amzn.to/3rgULMZ
Follow the Bouncing Ball by Mark Billings https://amzn.to/3rdpvyw
The Ultimate Edge by Mark Billings https://amzn.to/31fBiSm


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


Recommended:
The Source by James Michener https://amzn.to/2OXORU6
A Time for Mercy by John Grisham https://amzn.to/2OVlpOx
Fortune's Formula by William Poundstone https://amzn.to/3fcNrzy
The Information by James Gleick https://amzn.to/3d34Rfn

 

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest Bob Nersesian

Our guest this week is attorney Bob Nersesian. Bob is one our favorite guests.  He is a gaming attorney and author of The Law for Gamblers.

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 author of The Law for Gamblers, Bob Nersesian
[00:37] Virgin Hotel and Casino Las Vegas
[03:03] Do casinos have to read the trespass act before 86'ing someone?
[06:11] Caesars and El Dorado merger effect on previous trespass warnings
[11:15] Multiple people playing on the same card
[15:10] Civil Forfeiture
[17:55] Collecting abandoned credits
[23:39] Paying Caesars attorney's fee in the event of a loss
[26:30] When can casino security search a player's hotel room?
[29:35] South Point Casino March promotions - $500k Swipe, Spin, and Win
[30:34] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[31:19] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[32:45] Casino comps expired a day early
[39:50] Phone usage and device law in casinos
[42:19] Are casinos required to cash out expired slot tickets?
[46:25] Are slot tickets the same as chips?
[50:02] Are sportsbooks limits legal?
[52:50] Can a sportsbook require a customer to show ID to cash a ticket?
[57:21] Hache on Netflix, Last Tango in Halifax


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


Books Referenced:
The Law for Gamblers by Bob Nersesian  https://amzn.to/3rZiAKl


Websites Referenced:
Usa.gov/unclaimed-money


Recommended:
Hache  Netflix.com/title/80241387
Last Tango in Halifax  Netflix.com/title/70281023

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest Anthony Curtis of The Las Vegas Advisor

Our guest this week is Anthony Curtis from the Las Vegas Advisor. We talk about what is coming in the near future in Las Vegas including updates on the opening of Virgin casino, and Resorts World.

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 Anthony Curtis publisher of The Huntington Press and The Las Vegas Advisor
[00:30] Mattress Mack's Super Bowl bet on Tampa Bay +3.5 -127
[07:32] Mattress Mack's World Series bet
[09:44] Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
[14:33] Mohegan Sun licensing and and advantage play, taking action
[22:52] The Drew and Resorts World
[29:19] South Point Casino March Promotions - $500k Swipe, Spin, and Win
[30:37] Predictit.org/promo/edge - places wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[31:13] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website, program, and community
[31:47] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[32:46] Las Vegas Advisor couponomy, travel deals
[42:30] Las Vegas Advisor on YouTube
[50:20] Vegas is re-opening
[55:14] Recommended: Collateral on Netflix, Crown and Anchor Pub


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


Guest Links:

Huntingtonpress.com
LasVegasAdvisor.com
Youtube.com/channel/UCj0CosN58h_3RmbRRe5OiHw

Recommended:

Collateral  Netflix.com/title/80185171
Crownandanchorlv.com

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 3/1/21

No guest this week as we once again dip into our 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
[00:28] Flash player and Video Poker for Winners
[02:01] Stories about teammates blowing cover
[06:02] Life-threatening events on trips
[08:37] Desirable GWAE guests
[10:57] Triple Double Bonus Wheel Poker
[11:44] $25 9/6 Jacks with 239 straight flush payouts
[12:43] Advice about being ratted out by another AP
[16:44] Fun trips and fun plays
[21:01] Choosing teammates
[22:00] Single deck, 6/5 blackjack game dealt all of the way down
[24:50] Benny Binion and The Horseshoe
[29:00] Sports betting error at a kiosk
[31:10] Can craps be beaten?
[33:17] South Point March Promotion - Swipe, Spin, and Win
[34:47] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[35:47] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting resources, training, and community
[36:17] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[37:07] Getting money out of Poland
[41:50] How much to top-tier APs make in a year?
[44:54] Video poker promo question
[46:19] Blackjack and video poker programming question
[49:03] Playing on another person's players card
[51:31] Video poker variations
[53:23] What is a good year for a card counter in Vegas?
[54:52] Recommended:  Ginny and Georgia on Netflix


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


Links Referenced:
VideoPokerForWinners.com/downloads
Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/my-interview-with-bj-traveller/
WizardofVegas.com


Recommended:
Netflix.com/title/81025696

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 2/22/21

No guest this week as we once again dip into our 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 and a few corrections
[02:15] Video Poker for Winners and Adobe Flash Player
[04:04] Covid-19 vaccine
[07:44] Wonging into blackjack, ASM, and CSM games
[09:51] Chip banks, spreading bets, and risk of ruin
[11:47] How are GWAE guests vetted?
[14:09] Beatable blackjack games with no spread
[14:48] Building a bankroll with video poker
[17:27] Not paying change on TITOs
[18:56] Bans that occurred before Caesars and El Dorado merger
[21:38] Availability of Bob's Video Poker classes
[22:35] Optimal use of casino free play
[24:06] Tipping on a large hand pay
[27:58] Video poker and table games training books and software
[29:53] AP competition
[31:08] South Point Casino March Promotion - $500k Swipe, Spin, and Win
[32:53] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[33:33] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[34:33] How does a professional gambler obtain a mortgage?
[35:55] Advice on explaining AP as a profession
[38:37] "Tight" and "loose" machines
[40:25] Blackjack basic strategy assumptions
[41:23] Card counting books
[41:55] Changing careers
[44:47] Favorite countries to visit for gambling
[46:95] Memorable casino patrons
[53:15] Recommended


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


Books Referenced:
James Grosjean's strategy cards - lasvegasadvisor.com/shop/products/table-game-strategy-cards/
Video Poker for Winners by Bob Dancer 
Blackjack Blueprint by Rick Blaine https://amzn.to/3bGuLEY
Knock-out Blackjack by Ken Fuchs and Olaf Vancura https://amzn.to/3kkDKQ4
21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones https://amzn.to/2Mmm3Dd



Thursday, February 18, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest Chauncey Bivitz

Our guest this week is Chauncey Bivitz. Chauncey is a recreational AP who decided to try his hand at dealing in a casino.

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 Chauncey Bivitz
[01:33] How did Chauncey get started in games?
[03:03] Becoming a BP, playing as a BP
[04:47] Dealer training school, game protection
[13:05] Dealer mistakes, tipping
[23:53] Dealing to card counters
[26:57] Coaching bad players
[30:17] Calling out unusual plays and change
[31:13] Big blackjack wins, rude player behavior
[35:53] South Point Casino February Promotions - "Free Play with a Kicker" and Presidents' Day Hot Seat
[36:40] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[37:19] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community
[37:45] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[38:25] Hot and cold tables, hole-carding, dealer mistakes
[41:48] Penetration
[44:33] Break room discussions
[48:35] Basic strategy and card counting
[49:54] What behavior would get dealers reprimanded?
[50:45] Fishing worms in the casino's refrigerator
[51:35] How long did Chauncey last as a dealer?
[54:05] Recommended: Endurance by Alfred Lansing, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, Lilyhammer, Kim's Convenience


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


Recommended:
Endurance by Alfred Lansing https://amzn.to/3awbbfn
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles https://amzn.to/37oMY8Q
Lilyhammer Netflix.com/title/70221438
Kim's Convenience Netflix.com/title/80199128

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest Mickey Crimm

Our guest this week is Mickey Crimm. Micky is a video poker, and slots pro. We talk about how he is dealing with play since his heart attack, and dealing with covid.

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, Mickey Crimm
[00:34] Mickey and Bob recently appeared on the Risk of Ruin podcast
[01:27] Does Mickey's 2019 heart attack still impact his advantage play efforts?
[05:11] Playing in large casinos, Oklahoma, Winstar
[10:25] Competition at Winstar
[11:40] Oklahoma mailers from Winstar and Indigo Sky
[15:30] Playing more video poker and fewer slots
[18:06] The growth of Mickey's bankroll since 1996
[21:02] Other casinos en route to Oklahoma
[25:37] SouthPointCasino.com February Promotions - "Free Play with a Kicker," President's Day $30k Hot Seat
[26:40] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match
[27:24] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community with lots of member resources
[27:50] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[28:48] Civil forfeiture on Interstate 40
[31:37] NSUD and Jacks or Better progressives
[37:08] Covid-19 concerns
[42:53] Playing in Louisiana and Wisconsin
[46:20] Mickey can be found at Twitter.com/MickeyCrimm
[46:41] Recommended - Rake on Netflix, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, Rome on HBO


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


Links Referenced:
Risk of Ruin episode with Mickey and Bob: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/risk-of-ruin/id1527018692

Twitter.com/MickeyCrimm


Recommended:

Netflix.com/title/70301553
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett https://amzn.to/2LECPgx
Hbo.com/rome

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - Super Bowl 2021

Our guests this week are Frank B. and Anthony Curtis. They join us to talk about the Super Bowl, Mattress Mac, and prop bets.

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 Frank B and Anthony Curtis
[00:29] Mattress Mack's Super Bowl promotion
[07:49] Frank's experience gambling in Mexico
[13:40] Las Vegas market discussion - promotions, rules, coupons, etc
[18:48] Super Bowl props
[23:48] South Point Casino February Promotions - "Free Play with a Kicker" and a $30k Presidents' Day Hot Seat
[24:28] Predicitit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[25:13] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting website and community
[26:10] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[27:04] The anti-public and props
[33:04] Cross sports props
[40:18] Patrick Mahomes rushing yards prop
[44:39] Super Bowl parties in Las Vegas
[47:53] Recommended - "Can't Stop the Game Stop" episode of Planet Money, The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett, Las Vegas Advisor YouTube channel, Mr. D's Sports Bar


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


Recommended:

Npr.org/2021/01/30/962417570/bonus-cant-stop-gamestop

The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett https://amzn.to/36FmZcY

Youtube.com/watch?v=5NWorFK1ucQ&ab_channel=LasVegasAdvisor

Mrdssportsbar.com/


Guest Links:
LasVegasAdvisor.com

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - 10th anniversary show

No guest this week.  The first episode of GWAE was February 4, 2011.  So after 10 years we look back at some of our favorite moments, and 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 of the 10-year anniversary show and listener questions
[00:55] GWEA history and evolution
[02:46] Favorite episodes
[08:40] Making money playing live poker
[10:14] Benefits of Seven Stars
[11:22] Abandoned cash or slot tickets on the ground
[15:07] Taxes for a European playing in the U.S.
[16:28] Pros and cons of team play
[17:57] Dottie's
[19:15] Moving from 9/6 Jacks to Bonus Poker Deluxe
[21:07] Cash storage and deposits
[25:19] The Video Poker Hall of Fame
[26:44] Boyd tier credits on video poker
[29:06] Calling surveillance on a missed blackjack signal
[32:26] Blackjack tournament
[33:28] Using software to analyze games
[35:23] Blackjack the Discord
[38:09] South Point Casino February Promotions - "Free Play with a Kicker," President's Day hot seat
[39:27] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[40:16] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community
[40:33] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[42:12] Money Clip
[43:21] Recommended - Super Con by James Swain, "100 Tips for a Better Life"


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


Recommended:
Super Con by James Swain https://amzn.to/2YnUA6s
Lesswrong.com/posts/7hFeMWC6Y5eaSixbD/100-tips-for-a-better-life


Books Referenced:
Lay the Favorite by Beth Raymer https://amzn.to/3pqFWra
Smart Money by Michael Konik https://amzn.to/3iUxEoV
Casino Tournament Strategy by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/3a3mdHm
Sex, Lies, and Video Poker by Bob Dancer https://amzn.to/3iXKoLt


Episodes Referenced:
Billy Baxtor - lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-with-edge-guest-poker-legend/
Billy Baxter - lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-edge-guest-poker-legend-billy-baxter-2/
Kelly Sun - lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-edge-guest-kelly-sun-queen-sorts/
Tommy Highland and John Chang - lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-with-edge-guests-tommy-hyland/

Stanford Wong - lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-with-edge-guest-stanford-wong-3/
James Holtzhauer - lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/podcast-jeopardy-james-holzhauer/
Ed Thorp - lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-edge-guest-ed-thorp/
Bob Nersesian - many episodes available at gamblingwithanedge.com


Links Referenced:
Sevenstarsinsider.com
Blackjack Discord  https://blackjackplayer28.wixsite.com/blackjackthediscor-1
Wizardofodds.com/games/video-poker/strategy/bonus-poker-deluxe/9-6/
Blackjackinfo.com
Facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge



Thursday, January 21, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest Jim Kilby

Our guest this week is Jim Kilby. Jim was a professor at UNLV, has written books on casino management, casino marketing, and casino operations. His career as both a blackjack player, and dealer goes back 50 years.

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 Jim Kilby, UNLV professor and former blackjack player and dealer
[00:36] Dealing blackjack at 19 years old
[03:36] Identifying card counters in the late 1960s and early 1970s
[09:07] Playing Blackjack as a Business by Lawrence Revere
[13:14] Playing blackjack while dealing, playing conditions
[17:35] Private lessons with Lawrence Revere
[22:39] Engraved Zippo lighters
[25:27] Counting in Panama
[26:20] Bob Griffin, playing in Puerto Rico, cruises
[30:48] Returning to the casino industry after college, teaching
[36:50] South Point Casino January Promotions - $400k Spin to Win
[37:20] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[38:29] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community
[39:08] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[40:34] Casino Operations Management by Jim Kilby and Jim Fox
[44:19] Ace location team at The Dunes
[49:56] Team manuals picked up by surveillance
[54:06] Recommended - unclaimed money, Veggie Grill


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


Jim Kilby's Links:
Principlesofcasinomarketing.com

Introductiontocasinomanagement.com

 Books by Jim Kilby https://amzn.to/39GbKSh

Books Referenced:
Playing Blackjack as a Business by Lawrence Revere https://amzn.to/3qFT7EJ
Casino Management by Bill Friedman https://amzn.to/35YkrX6


Recommended:
Usa.gov/unclaimed-money

VeggieGrill.com


Thursday, January 14, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest blackjack player Vecnan

Our guest this week is a blackjack player, and team leader called Vecnan.  Vecnan first came to my attention when I heard he had recruited blackjack teammates off Craig's List.  I thought he sounded completely insane, and had to get him on the show.

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 card counter, Vecnan
[00:33] Vecnan's early advantage play experience
[02:51] Self-taught advantage play
[03:35] Writing articles about blackjack
[04:47] Becoming a full-time professional, difficult aspects of that job
[08:25] Dating while playing full-time
[09:46] 200-hour losing streaks, risk of ruin
[11:34] Back-offs and cover plays
[19:18] Forming a team, advertising, training
[27:30] More training program discussion
[29:18] Playing as a refusal
[31:12] Changing spread or top bet by market
[32:44] Bankroll split
[35:23] South Point Casino January Promotions - $400,000 Spin to Win
[36:49] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[37:50] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[38:48] Shutting down a craps promotion
[41:47] Anticipating a back-off
[45:52] Buying candy bars
[48:39] Vecnan's first AP play at a high school casino night
[50:25] Will Vecnan's team expand into other forms of advantage play?
[52:44] Recommended - "A Creature of Habit" episode of The Hidden Brain, "Two Hustlers" episode of Risk of Ruin, RxGamble.com


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

Recommended:
Hiddenbrain.org/podcast/creatures-of-habit

Podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/two-hustlers/id1527018692?i=1000504515764

RxGamble.com

 

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest Mark Billings

Our guest this week is Mark Billing on to talk about his new book "Follow the Bouncing Ball."  This is a book about how Mark and his teammates used hidden computers to beat the game of roulette.

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 Mark Billings, author of Follow the Bouncing Ball, Silicone versus Roulette
[00:36] The Eudaemonic Pie by Thomas Bass and difficulties of predicting roulette
[08:11] Mark's experience playing roulette
[10:49] Legality of computers, software bugs
[13:18] Characteristics of beatable wheels
[20:28] Laurance Scott, computer software and hardware
[29:09] Beating only a few wheels, changing the approach of the program,and interpolation
[36:56] South Point Casino January Promotions - $400k Spin to Win
[37:45] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[38:41] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[39:31] Training gamblers and playing in Great Britain
[44:47] Problems with using non-professionals
[46:04] A player in Canada wants to piggyback bets, pain thresholds
[51:49] Some examples of Mark's humor in Follow the Bouncing Ball, Silicone versus Roulette
[53:30] Recommended - James Grosjean's column at LVA, Alpha Go on Youtube, Amlee Gourmet Chinese Cuisine


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


Books Referenced:
 Follow the Bouncing Ball  https://amzn.to/3b8iBpS
The Ultimate Edge by Mark Billings https://amzn.to/2L8P44O
The Eudaemonic Pie by Thomas Bass https://amzn.to/3rWMsaV


Recommended:
Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/2020-rise-of-the-machines
Youtube.com/watch?v=WXuK6gekU1Y&ab_channel=DeepMind
Amleechinesecuisine.com


Thursday, December 31, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - RX Gamble

Our guest today is longtime advantage player RxGamble.  Rx is on to talk about longevity, and beginner mistakes.

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, RxGamble
[00:41] RxGamble's 2019 Hole Card Workshop, and upcoming Zoom call
[06:16] The importance of longevity
[09:13] Name changes and disguises
[12:02] Playing unrated, loss plays
[18:45] Stories about giving up EV to avoid showing ID
[24:30] Leveraging female beauty as an AP
[29:25] Slots longevity
[32:03] BPs making rookie mistakes
[33:40] South Point Casino January Promotions - $400k Spin to Win
[34:46] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAW listeners
[36:01] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community
[36:15] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[37:27] Rookie mistakes and reconciling player errors
[47:54] Rookie mistakes with security
[53:13] Showing ID to police officers
[54:29] Sharing players card face up, sharing name
[1:01:51] Recommended - Planet Money "Fork the Government," Rock Breaks Scissors by William Poundstone, The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone


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

RX's Links:
RxGamble.com
Twitter.com/rxgamble

Recommended:

Npr.org/2020/12/23/949764249/fork-the-government
Rock Breaks Scissors by William Poundstone https://amzn.to/3pDkdMo
The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone https://amzn.to/38N84xp

 

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Michael Shackleford aka Wizard of Odds

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 or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Michael Shackleford, The Wizard of Odds
[00:35] Why do the number of decks in blackjack affect the house edge?
[08:32] Does 3/2 or 6/5 blackjack affect the impact of the number of decks?
[10:24] Reversible Royals at the Red Rock
[15:57] Morongo Casino Promotion, publicizing promotions
[20:54] Advantage slots
[23:16] Super Bowl prop bets, rule change affecting data, buying databases
[30:00] Political betting
[35:00] South Point Casino December Promotions - Pay Less with Your Points, Christmas Day Hot Seat
[36:05] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[36:34] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[27:40] Jeopardy
[41:20] Recommended - The Spy, Phil Galfond on Gamblers podcast, The Queen's Gambit


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


Michael's Links:

WizardofOdds.com
Twitter.com/wizard0fodds


Links Referenced:
Wizardofodds.com/games/blackjack/why-number-of-decks-matter/


Books Referenced:
20/20 Sports Betting by Logan Fields https://amzn.to/3mOvCqG
Sharp Sports Betting by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/38vfw05
The Queen's Gambit by Walter Nevis  https://amzn.to/3rm0sum


Recommended:
Netflix.com/title/80178151
Theringer.com/2020/12/9/22164679/gamblers-podcast-phil-galfond-poker-pot-limit-omaha
Netflix.com/title/80234304

 

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Consultant AP

Our guest this week is a former surveillance director, Consultant AP. He left surveillance to become an AP.

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 former surveillance employee and current AP, Consultant AP
[00:47] Consultant AP's background in surveillance
[02:11] Learning about advantage play
[05:32] What surveillance skills are helpful in advantage play?
[07:35] Consultant AP begins to dabble in advantage play
[09:26] Sports betting
[16:15[ Barrings and back-offs in Las Vegas
[20:10] Coming up with the name Consultant AP
[21:17] Meeting RxGamble and spotting APs from surveillance
[27:31] South Point December Promotions - Pay Less with Your Points, Christmas Day Hot Seat
[28:55] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[30:15] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[31:12] Meeting RxGamble
[35:55] A consulting job example
[40:00] Teaching with RxGamble
[43:20] Is Consultant AP still tied into the surveillance community?
[45:15] Which Las Vegas casinos are flyer happy?
[47:33] Do surveillance employees have time to look for advantage players?
[49:27] Listeners can reach Consultant AP via Twitter DM @ConsultantAP
[50:29] Blackjack Discord
[51:48] @TedWhitingsMom
[54:46] Recommended - Thai Kitchen, Boulevard Bar and Grille

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


Recommended:
9thaikitchenlv.com
Boulevardbarandgrille.com

 

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Michael Sall

Our guest this week is arguably the world's best gin rummy player, Michael Sall. He is the author of "Gin Rummy: A Predator's Guide."

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 Michael Sall, arguably the best gin rummy player in the world
[00:32] Micheal's appearance of David Hill's podcast "Gamblers"
[02:05] Does winning tournaments help players to find good games?
[03:41] Michael's early experiences playing gin
[06:44] Gin Rummy: A Predator's Guide by Michael Sall
[09:52] Playing in New York City
[15:01] Stu Ungar
[20:45] How is gambling at gin different than other forms about gambling?
[22:55] South Point Casino December Promotions -
[24:09] PPredictit.org/promo/edge - places small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[25:04] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - a card counting community and trading site
[25:47] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[26:31] Getting access to high stakes games
[28:58] Brian Zembic
[31:14] Hustling at gin versus other forms of hustling
[32:47] Cheating in gin
[39:32] Molly's game and federal charges
[47:44] Carrying large amounts of money
[49:09] How can listeners contact Michael?
[50:14] Recommended - The Crown on Netflix, "The Pool Hustler" episode of David Hill's Gamblers podcast


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

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest author David Schwartz

Our guest this week is David Schwartz, on to talk about his new book, "At The Sands."

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 Dr. David G. Schwartz, author of At The Sands, gaming historian, and professor at UNLV
[00:46] Why write about The Sands
[01:12] Would it be easier to write another book about the same era in Las Vegas?
[02:48] Mob affiliations with The Sands
[03:29] Jack Entratter
[06:49] Marker issuance and collection
[12:05] The Sands becomes high-rise
[13:25] Frank Sinatra
[16:04] Origins of the Rat Pack monicker
[19:11] Sinatra becomes more difficult
[23:39] Confrontation between Frank Sinatra and Carl Cohen
[25:33] De Facto segregation in Las Vegas 
[29:14] Sinatra's role in desegregation
[32:36] South Point Casino December Promotions - Pay Less with your Points 12/14-12/30
[33:57] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[34:40] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community
[35:14] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[36:54] Robert Kennedy and other federal officials become interested in Las Vegas
[39:00] The Green Felt Jungle by Ed Reid and Ovid Demaris
[39:42] The mob lingers after a crackdown
[42:52] Howard Hughes and The Sands
[44:35] Sheldon Adelson and The Sands
[47:37] The Sands ages and becomes less elegant
[48:50] The Copa closes
[50:20] The legacy of The Sands
[51:24] Recommended: Gamblers podcast by David Hill at The Ringer, We are The Champions on Netflix

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


Books Referenced:
At The Sands by David G. Schwartz https://amzn.to/3g0MA3k
Grandissmo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas by David G. Schwartz https://amzn.to/33F7jop
The Green Felt Jungle by Ed Reid and Ovid Demaris https://amzn.to/2VsnrVJ
The Vapors by David Hill https://amzn.to/2KWD59T


Dr. Schwartz' Previous Episodes:
Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-edge-week-3/

Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-with-edge-guest-david-schwartz/


Recommended:
Theringer.com/2020/11/11/21559016/introducing-gamblers
Netflix.com/title/81034679

Thursday, November 26, 2020

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.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of tax advisor, Russell Fox
[00:41] Recent changes to tax law
[03:31] Self-employment tax for professional gamblers
[07:42] Deductions for gambler vloggers
[09:09] Underpayment penalties for recreational gamblers
[12:10] Deducting bad debts
[14:16] Foreigner gamblers and U.S. tax
[16:33] Declaring winning from a chip bank
[21:10] Taxation of points
[24:31] Common tax mistakes
[30:58] Contributions and IRA contributions
[31:44] South Point Casino November Promotions - Half-priced Amazon and Walmart gift cards
[32:45] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[33:29] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[34:48] Off-setting a hand pay with losses
[38:40] Listing W2Gs as a professional gambler
[40:48] Self-dealing and IRAs
[42:13] 529 plans
[45:29] Depositing large amounts of cash
[48:05] Setting up an off-shore corporation
[51:03] Recommended - Sal Piacente on Youtube, Nittaya's Secret Kitchen


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


Recommended:
Nittayassecretkitchen.com
Sal Piacente https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sal+piacente
.
Russel Fox's Previous Episodes:
Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/podcast-guest-russell-fox

Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/podcast-tax-adviser-russell-fox

Many more episodes with Russell are available on GamblingWithAnEdge.com