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, 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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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Ken Adams

The guest this week is Ken Adams. Ken is a prolific writer about the gambling industry. You can read his work at cdcgamingreports.com


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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Bob Nersesian #16

The guest this week is Bob Nersesian. Bob is a frequent guest to the show, and always entertaining. Bob is the lawyer who advocates for the players against the casinos, and has successfully sued many Vegas casinos on the behalf of players. His new book is called The Law for Gamblers: A Player's Guide to Legal Survival in the Casino Environment. Today we discuss the Phil Ivey decision in Atlantic City and how this may effect other gamblers.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guests Anthony Curtis & Frank B.

Our guests this week are Anthony Curtis & Frank B. We talk about Caesars new move to start charging for parking, how they fared in this year's NFL contests, and football betting in general.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest poker pro "Limon"

This week's guest is Limon. He is a Los Angeles based poker pro and one of the hosts of Live at The Bike. You can find that show at liveatthebike.com. This show was a bit unusual in that while we were recording this for Gambling With an Edge, we were broadcasting live to Limon's audience at liveatthebike.com.  We did have some calls at the end of the show that were not included, mainly because Limon hung up on most of the callers for inane questions.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest tax man Russell Fox

Our guest this week is Russell Fox.  Russell is a certified tax professional who handles many professional gamblers. We talk about end of the year strategies for saving on your taxes, and analyze the winners of the final table of the WSOP to see how they did after taxes.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Captain Jack

The guest this week is Captain Jack. Captain Jack started as a card counter in 1999, and sooned moved into playing online casinos, and then ultimately to sports betting which is what we cover today. We also discuss DFS, and the possible legalization of sports betting in New Jersey.


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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Jimmy Jazz 6

The guest this week is Jimmy Jazz. We follow up on our conversation from 3 weeks ago, and talk more about advantage travel, and some of the best credit cards for airline mile churning.


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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Nick Howard

The guest this week is poker player, teacher, and computer analyst Nick Howard. Nick is one of the poker coaches at Run It Once.



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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - G2E 2016 and listener emails

No guest this week. Bob and Richard answer listener email questions, and discuss this year's G2E.


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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Jimmy Jazz 5

The guest this week is Jimmy Jazz. We talk about advantage travel, and some of the best credit cards for airline mile churning.


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Here are some links that Jimmy mentioned during the show.


In addition Jimmy can be reached at this email.  gwae_cc@aol.com