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 5, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest card counter SD1

Our guest this week is a card counter we call SD1. We discuss how he got started, and where the professional gambling road has taken him.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of blackjack player, SD1
[01:00]  How did SD1 learn to play blackjack?
[04:03] What Blackjack Apprenticeship tools did SD1 use?
[06:55]  SD1's life after Blackjack Boot Camp
[11:26]  How did a losing streak affect SD1's home life?
[13:27]  Is SD1 full time?
[15:48]  Playing unrated
[17:52]  SD1's experience in the financial industry
[19:55]  SD1's image and personality at the table
[22:41]  Bad back-offs
[29:06]  South Point Casino December Promotions - Half price when using points, free video poker classes
[30:04]  Predictit.org - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[32:46]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training program
[33:38]  VideoPoker.com - gold membership offers correction on most games, free pro membership trial for GWAE listeners
[35:21]  How did Sky Diver One get  his nickname?
[39:11]  Does SD1 use alcohol as part of his cover strategy?
[41:09]  Additional back-off story
[44:15]  The value of networking
[46:40]  Cashing out
[48:10]  SD1's other advantage plays
[50:40]  Recommended - Jeff McBride's Wonderground, HelpAReporter.com



Thursday, November 28, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Maria Romano on American Coin

Our guest this week is Maria Romano, the widow, daughter, and brother of the three principals of American Coin company --- the video poker company that was cheating players in the late 1980s. We discuss the book by her deceased husband, Frank Romano, called "American Coin."

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of Maria Romano
[00:48]  How is Maria related to the owners of American Coin?
[01:36]  American Coin's history and business model
[05:09]  Nevada Gaming Control Board investigates American Coin's program
[14:10]  EPROM gaffes and testimony
[17:38]  The murder of Larry Volk
[27:05]  South Point Casino December Promotions - half price when paying with points until 12/24
[27:57]  Predictit.org - place bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[29:02]  VideoPoker.com - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[30:27]  Frank Romano's lawsuit
[35:15]  Frank Romano's book, American Coin:  A True Story of Betrayal, Gambling, and Murder in Las Vegas
[36:45]  Maria and Frank's financial recovery
[39:38]  Additional book discussion
[44:14]  What is Maria doing now personally and professionally?
[48:11]  Recommended - The Las Vegas Improvisational Players, A Public Fit




American Coin by Frank Romano https://amzn.to/34ulDOW

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Buddy Frank and G2E

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. Although there were a few somewhat interesting new video poker games presented, more interesting were the new bar-top boxes put out by IGT, Aristocrat, and Scientific Games. There is one feature of the SG box that will lead many of our listeners to avoid these machines whenever possible.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of slot consultant, Buddy Frank
[00:41]  New IGT bar top machine with a curved screen
[06:37}  New Aristocrat bar top machine with Buffalo
[09:50]  New Scientific Games machine with a camera to track players
[18:00]  Privacy law discussion
[20:32]  Stack 'em High game
[24:13]  Ulimate X Gold
[27:14]  New versions of Wheel Poker, IGT Slant Poker, Class 2 and Class 3 machines
[32:11]  South Point November Casino Promotions - Amazon gift cards
[32:57]  Predictit.org - place bets on political events
[34:00]  VideoPoker.com - Pro membership offers correction on Quick Quads and regular 3 to 5 play Ultimate X
[35:44]  Ernie Moody, founder of Action Gaming and inventor of various video poker variations
[44:44]  Shuffle Master shuffler that rotates cards
[46:39]  Electronic table games
[49:44]  Other thoughts on G2E, facial recognition, trends,and sports betting
[55:03]  Recommended - Mary's Hash House


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - The Inside story of Mattress Mack part 2

Bob and I continue the interview of Anthony Curtis and Frank B talking about Mattress Mack. When we finished last week's interview (which you should listen to before this one), we didn't think we'd be doing a second. But we had a lot of things we hadn't spoken about and everyone was present and available to tape another hour, so we went back at it. You'll be glad we did!

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of Huntington Press Publisher, Anthony Curtis, and pro sports bettor Frank B.
[01:24]  Cash, cashier's checks, and bet execution
[09:26]  Hedging various playoff scenarios, opportunity value
[15:35]  Las Vegas Advisor "Mattress Mack and the Astros Hedge" blog
[20:26]  Could money have been left on deposit at the casinos?
[22:10]  Circa Sports, price matching, Unibet angle shooting
[27:22]  Did Mattress Mack consider offering a customer buy-out option?
[33:33]  The value of PR and its effect on the perception of sports betting
[36:30]  Compensation for Anthony and Frank B
[39:20]  Did Mack change prices as the Astros advanced in the playoffs?
[42:05]  South Point Casino November Promotions - Amazon gift cards, Thanksgiving Day Hot Seat
[43:02]  Predictit.org - place bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[44:07]  VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games, Pro membership includes correction on Ultimate X
[45:45]  How much in comps did the bets generate?
[49:57]  Recommended - The Crown and Anchor, Tim Ho Wan

Links


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - The Inside story of Mattress Mack

Our guests this week are Anthony Curtis, and Frank B. about the Houston Astro mega-fan who needed to get more than $10 million bet on the Houston Astros to win the World Series for insurance purposes. Note that we had originally scheduled Buddy Frank for this slot. We have that interview safe and sound, but it has been postponed until November 21.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Huntington Press Publisher, Anthony Curtis, and pro sports bettor Frank B.
[00:40] Who is Mattress Mack?
[04:00] Betting options at the beginning of the playoffs
[07:37] Scaling issues and other logistical concerns
[11:10] Betting at the Mirage window and the South Point
[17:48] Bookmakers and dressmakers; betting in Nevada, New Jersey, and Mississippi
[26:28] Messenger betting discussion
[30:18] Would Anthony and Frank help Mack again in the future?
[31:51] Would make have been better off if the Astros won or lost?
[36:36] Mack joins the Las Vegas Advisor and gets a steak at Ellis Island
[38:36] South Point Casino November Promotions - Amazon gift cards, Thanksgiving Day Hot Seat
[39:13] Predictit.org - place bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[40:10] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site
[40:57] VideoPoker.com - free pro membership trial for GWAE listeners
[42:01] Were all of the bets placed on the Astros?
[51:14] Game 7 of the World Series line movement, pitcher scratches
[55:48] Recommended - Phantom's of the Card Table by David Britland, street magician Gazzo at the Linq

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

Wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_L._Heston

Phantom's of the Card Table - Confessions of a Card Sharp by David Britland and Gazzo

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Buddy Frank

Bob and I interview long-time slot director Buddy Frank about how video poker has changed over the past several years. Since Buddy worked for Eldorado for three years, we get his prediction about how Caesars will change when the sale to Eldorado goes through.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Buddy Frank, former slot director and current slot consultant

[00:47] Recent events in video poker, IGT, Aristocrat, bar top machines

[09:22] W2G and tax discussion

[20:07] Loose vs tight slots

[21:28] Persistence bonuses and slot hustlers

[29:32] New video poker games

[31:25] El Dorado Resorts

[34:00] South Point Casino November Promotions and free video poker classes

[35:10] http://Predictit.org/pomo/edge - political betting market with a $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[37:52] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and forum

[39:22] VideoPoker.com/gwae - pro membership offers correction on Ultimate X

[39:54] Video Poker for Winners software

[41:11] Suited Royals

[45:18] VideoPoker.com's app, Pay Tables

[48:26] Progressive meter replacements

[50:55] Recommended: "The Magical Science of Storytelling" TED talk, The Moment podcast

Links

SouthPointCasino.com

Predicitit.org/promo/edge Get a $20 matching bonus with your first deposit.

BlackjackApprenticeship.com

VideoPoker.com/gwae

BobDancer.com/seminars

"The Magical Science of Storytelling" - Youtube.com/watch?v=Nj-hdQMa3uA

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Webman of videopoker.com

Our guest this week is Webman, who is the Director of Web Operations at videopoker.com. The main topic of discussion is the new Pro Membership at that site.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Webman, director of web operations at VideoPoker.com
[00:35]  What does Webman do at VideoPoker.com
[01:35]  Types of membership available at VideoPoker.com
[06:38]  Pro membership features:  training mode, coaching mode, charts, EV cost of errors, etc
[21:06]  Ultimate X offerings and strategies
[31:40]  500-hand free trial
[38:08]  Does VideoPoker.com list what paytables are available in casinos?
[42:23]  South Point Casino October Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker, free video poker class
[44:03]  Predictit.org - political prediction market, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[48:06]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site and forum
[49:26]  Recommended - Las Vegas Advisor emails, Chile Caliente Tacos y Marisco, Storytellers Showcase





Thursday, October 17, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Richie Rich

Our guest this week is Richie Rich, an advantage player for almost 40 years.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of blackjack player, Richie Rich
[01:25]  Richie's gambling background
[07:23]  Richie starts counting cards
[10:56]  Is Richie a full time AP?
[12:21]  Cover strategy, back-offs, and names
[23:52]  "Wesley Snipes"
[28;50]  What other techniques enable Richie's longevity
[38:19]  South Point Casino October Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker, free video poker classes
[39:45]  Predictit.org - political betting market with a $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[42:48]  VideoPoker.com - Pro membership details coming soon
[44:15]  Frank Sinatra's last concert in Atlantic City
[47:25]  Casino grand opening stories
[56:27]  Recommended - Lizzie:  The Musical by Poor Richard's Players


Beat the Dealer by Edward O. Thorp  https://amzn.to/2pteOOd

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Dan Alban of Institute For Justice

Our guest this week is Dan Alban of the Institute For Justice. The Institute For Justice focuses on civil forfeiture cases, and handles them pro bono in an effort to get these laws changed.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of civil forfeiture attorney, Dan Alban from the Institute for Justice, ij.org
[00:46]  What is civil forfeiture?
[01:37]  The Institute for Justice
[06:13]  How can APs avoid civil forfeiture?  CTR and structuring discussion
[22:28]  Is it preferable to carry money in your pockets?
[25:23]  Recently trends in civil forfeiture laws at the federal and state levels
[33:25]  Which states are the worst offenders in civil forfeiture?
[37:50]  South Point Casino October Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker, free video poker classes
[39:56]  VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games
[40:44]  Predictit.org/promo/edge for a deposit bonus offer for GWAE listeners
[40:54]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - learn blackjack and network with other players
[43:10]  How to contact the Institute for Justice about a potential case, ij.org/report-abuse
[46:47]  How could someone donate to the Institute for Justice?
[47:27]  Does Dan recommend recording audio during a traffic stop?
[52:34]  Recommended - Wes Winters at the SouthPoint, Jerry Tiffe at Italian American Club, MindHunter on Netflix



Links:


Books:

The 21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones https://amzn.to/2M1zgyk

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Flip Pidot of Predictit.org

Our guest this week is Flip Pidot of Predictit.org. PreditIt is a trading site where you can make legal bets on political outcomes by buying and selling futures contracts.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of Flip Pidot from political prediction market Predictit.org
[00:48]  How does Predictit.org work?
[04:13]  Why are Predictit.org's markets only politically focused?
[06:10]  Examples of some of the unique contracts that are currently being offered
[08:56]  Illustration of fees
[11:12]  Position limits,active trader limits, and volume discussion
[17:40]  Withdraw rules and fees
[18:39]  Deposit match at Predictit.org/promo/edge
[21:40]  South Point Casino October Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker, free video poker classes
[24:36]  VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games
[26:13]  Predictit's newsletter offerings, comments section
[30:51]  Are there professional traders on Predictit.org?
[35:45]  Are bots trading the markets?
[36:31]  Where is the smart money going?
[38:42]  Correlated markets
[41:09]  Are prediction markets more accurate than polls?
[44:01]  Predictit.org's data, research partnerships
[46:11]  Will there be a market for election interference?
[49:06]  Recommended - Shang Artisan Noodle, The Oakey Family Supper Club


Thursday, September 26, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Bob Nersesian

This week we continue our discussion with Bob Nersesian, and then Bob and I 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.

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of gaming attorney Bob Nercessian
[00:33]  Are there any different rules for gambling in U.S. territories?
[01:22]  Cashing chips without showing ID in Colorado
[06:38]  Has Bob ever represented any baccarat players?
[07:26]  Manipulation of slot club points in Biloxi
[10:14]  Changes in civil forfeiture laws
[12:31]  Using markers to pay of other debts
[14:09]  Should chips from a London casino be declared at the U.S. border?
[15:20]  Could creating vouchers in advance be considered money laundering?
[19:15]  W2Gs that are under $1200 excluding the cost of the bet
[20:49]  Would texting about a hot shoe violate the device law?
[24:21]  South Point Casino - more than 10,000 games returning 99%+, free video poker classes
[26:16]  VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games
[27:11]  Recommended
[31:51]  What are the must-read books about advantage play?
[32:33]  Does Bob recommend playing video poker to grow a bankroll?
[38:05]  What movies has Richard been in?
[38:35]  What is an acceptable starting blackjack bankroll?
[40:08]  Blackjack the Discord
[40:40]  Capping a machine
[42:56]  Stories about the first card counters
[44:00]  One2Six shufflers in Macau
[46:25]  Pitch games in Tunica and Biloxi
[48:41]  How do you fake losses?
[49:58]  Do big players provide cover to bet bigger?
[52:09]  Keeping your name clean, playing as a refusal
[53:18]  Is it better to play two hands of ten units or one hand of twenty?
[54:27]  Triple Double Bonus Triple Play bankroll question
[56:55]  A 200-hour blackjack losing streak

Links:

Books:
Storyworthy by Matthew Dicks https://amzn.to/2ntl3Al
Repeat Until Rich by Josh Axelrad https://amzn.to/2lmyMIz
Advanced Tactics in Casino Advantage Play by Abram Alexander https://amzn.to/2lRndtq
Comp City by Max Rubin https://amzn.to/2m0IHE3
21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones https://amzn.to/2lnl8oJ

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Bob Nersesian

Our guest this week is attorney Bob Nersesian. We discuss questions sent in by listeners, including trespass, Phil Ivey, and machine malfunctions.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of gaming attorney Bob Nersesian
[00:28]  Noises Off at Super Summer Theatre
[02:54]  Voluntary facial recognition programs at airports
[06:39]  Does Bob practice law only in Nevada?
[11:32]  Tribal court's power of arrest and prosecution
[13:40]  CTRs and SARs
[15:29]  Nevada trespass laws
[22:57]  A malfunction on a must-hit-by machine at $4950/$5000
[27:29]  Messenger betting with apps in Nevada
[30:51]  Abandoned credits played accidentally in Colorado
[34:26]  Ligation of a verbal threat of assault
[36:14]  Phil Ivey's cases, discussion of other procedural vulnerabilities
[44:15]  South Point Casino Promotions -  Bottles of City Lights Shine, free video poker classes
[45:06]  VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games
[48:33]  Trespass status after Caesars and Eldorado merger
[53:22]  Off-duty police officer moonlighting as a security guard


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Andrew Uyal and Anthony Curtis

This week our guests are Andrew Uyal and Anthony Curtis. They are on to discuss Andrew's new book, The Blackjack Insiders.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of guests Andrew Uyal, author of The Blackjack Insiders and Anthony Curtis from Huntington Press
[00:37]  Andrew's content on GamblingWithAnEdge.com
[02:02]  What makes The Blackjack Insiders unique?
[03:43]  Did Andrew ever get heat from his employer about playing blackjack?
[05:20]  Does Andrew's employer ever ask for his opinion about possible counters?
[06:13]  Barbary Coast discussion, sweat stories, and Dustin Marks
[09:31]  Andrew's card counting partner and discussion of casino employees' knowledge of games
[15:32]  Andrew goes on the road, playing without a players card, and back-off discussion
[31:00]  South Point Casino September Promotion - South Point 400 City Lights Shine bottles and free video poker classes
[31:53]  VideoPoker.com - Gold Membership offers strategy correction on most games
[33:19]  How did Andrew respond to being ID'd?  Double deck vs shoe games
[37:05]  Are the looser games at the Cromwell attracting more players?
[41:36]  Salary ranges for floor and pit employees?
[44:10]  Discussion of pooling tips
[49:24]  The Eldorado acquisition of Caesars Entertainment
[50:46]  The blackjack scene in Seattle


The Blackjack Insiders by Andrew Uyal https://amzn.to/34I1B4c
The Theory of Blackjack by Peter Griffin https://amzn.to/2ZY7Thp
Cheating at Blackjack by Dustin Marks https://amzn.to/34KtqZN
The 21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones https://amzn.to/2LvI4fT


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - listener questions

This week Bob and I dip into the mail bag to answer listener questions.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction
[00:31]  iTunes broken link and how to report time sensitive show problems
[02:11]  Noises Off at Super Summer Theatre
[03:37]  Royal Caribbean and MGM status match
[05:23]  Why is GWAE only an hour long?
[06:00]  Where is the best play to live as a new card counter with a small bankroll?
[07:54]  Is traveling to get free play worth it?
[10:57]  Should someone is always carded play rated?
[12:44]  Will Eldorado honor Caesar's Seven Stars offers?
[15:35]  How should listeners network?
[20:46]  How to avoid heat at table games?
[22:45]  How can a listener help people get bets down?
[23:52]  Bob's blackjack history.
[25:35]  How should a player deal with an unresponsive host?
[27:07]  Tropicana in Atlantic City voucher policy
[29:41]  How can players manage terms of service risk with off-shore online casino bonuses?
[32:55]  Question about video poker speed and comps.
[37:42]  South Point Casino September Promotion - City Lights Shine bottles, free video poker classes
[39:24]  VideoPoker.com - gold membership offers correction on most games
[41:14]  Was a baccarat tracking system successful due to luck?
[42:29]  How does Bob log his gambling activities?
[46:58]  Is it to late to learn how to beat video poker?
[48:45]  Blackjack Apprenticeship
[49:47]  Variance in a two million hand FPDW sample.
[52:54]  What is the best way to play promotional chips?
[56:55]  How can you exploit a game when the information is scarce?



Thursday, August 29, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Russell Fox

Our guest this week is tax expert Russell Fox. Interesting tax items discussed include taxes on crypto-currency, reviewing the criteria for whether or not you are a professional gambler, the implications of not having a tax home, and how the WSOP Main Event final table winners actually did after taxes.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of tax advisor, Russell Fox of TaxableTalk.com and ClaytonTax.com

[00:30] Recent changes in tax laws, foreign crypto currency exchanges

[06:03] Coinbase summons letters

[11:20] Schedule C filing as a part time professional gambler

[13:47] Does having many W2G's increase audit risk?

[18:43] Using player's club data during an audit

[20:50] Taxation of private football pool entry, winnings, losses

[25:35] California proposal to end deduction of gambling losses

[26:52] California law requiring primary candidates to release tax returns

[28:38] South Point Casino August promotions - South Point logo merchandise, free play, free video poker classes

[30:13] VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games

[31:44] Filing lost W2Gs, reconciling inaccurate W2Gs

[42:24] Can traveling expenses be deducted if you live on the road?

[44:46] WSOP final table tax liabilities

[49:23] How to properly stake a poker player, Form 5754, 1099-MISC

[52:25] Tax Help for Gamblers by Jean Scott and Marissa Chien

[53:30] Sending a tax return by regular mail

[56:25] Contact Russell at rcfox@claytontax.com

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com
TaxableTalk.com
ClaytonTax.com
BobDancer.com/seminars


Tax Help for Gamblers by Jean Scott and Marissa Chien https://amzn.to/344mvtS

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Colin Jones

Our guest this week is Colin Jones author of the new new book, "The 21st Century Card Counter." Successful blackjack players need to use different techniques today than they did in the past.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of blackjack expert, educator, and author, Colin Jones of BlackjackApprenticeship.com

[00:45] Why did Colin write a book about blackjack?

[05:22] Why are interviews included in Colin's new book, The 21st Century Card Counter?

[07:37] Why do players quit playing blackjack?

[10:31] Does Colin consider himself to be a gambler?

[12:42] What is blackjack boot camp?

[15:08] Who is JC Rocks?

[20:53] Colin backed himself off in Wisconsin

[23:25] Playing in casinos in Arizona

[24:46] More self-back off discussion

[28:55] South Point Casino August Promotions - South Point logo merchandise, free play, free video poker classes

[29:46] VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games

[31:02] Grace Jones

[32:37] N-zero discussion

[35:20] Winning money vs EV

[38:16] A 21% discount on Colin's book for GWAE and bonus content offer

[40:52] Joe and Semi-Pro at blackjack boot camp

[42:19] The benefits of networking

[44:30] Blackjack boot camp pricing and info

[47:09] Is 6:5 blackjack beatable?

[49:50] Dead Man's Hand blackjack

[51:43] How can listeners contact Colin?


Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com

BlackjackApprenticeship.com
Pudding Guy http://Wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Phillips_(entrepreneur)

Books:

The 21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones https://amzn.to/2Hij9cW

Professional Blackjack by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/2ZcmDc4

Burning the Tables in Las Vegas by Ian Andersen https://amzn.to/2ZeUf48

Playing Blackjack as a Business by Lawrence Revere https://amzn.to/321RncR

Million Dollar Blackjack by Ken Uston https://amzn.to/2KNQyOP

Blackjack Blueprint by Rick Blaine https://amzn.to/2HmBCFc

The Education of a Poker Player by Herbert O. Yardley https://amzn.to/31VWDhQ

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - The Doc 2

Our guest this week is "The Doc," back for another visit. He tells of some great games  he's experienced at various casinos, and some of the ways that his approach to the game differs from some other blackjack players.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of blackjack player, The Doc
[00:33] How did Doc become a certified sommelier?
[03:56] Playing blackjack at Stardust
[05:50] Discussion of cheating dealers
[11:39] Stories about casinos manipulating intoxicated gamblers
[14:25] Doc’s renewable bankroll and strategy/count discussion
[27:18] South Point Casino August Promotions - South Point merchandise, free play, and free video poker classes.
[28:19] VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games
[29:33] Doc’s retirement plans
[30:45] Doc’s longest losing streak
[33:12] Card counting in Vegas
[38:13] Blackjack Apprenticeship
[40:22] Blackjack training businesses
[42:25] More discussion of cheating by casinos


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Free video poker classes BobDancer.com/seminars

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - The Doc

Our guest this week is a blackjack player who posted for years on online forums as "the Doc." He tells how he got started, his first backoffs, and his interactions with the wealthy curmudgeon, "Mr. H."

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of blackjack player, The Doc
[00:34] The origin of Doc's name
[01:39] How did Doc start playing with an edge?
[03:50] Internet blackjack forums
[06:15] Doc's memorable back-offs
[09:48] Doc's wife's opinion of his advantage play
[13:10] More Treasure Island back-off details
[15:40] Doc's annual blackjack hours and travel schedule
[17:04] Doc's bet size strategy
[20:25] Has Doc had any bad back-offs?
[24:08] Playing rated vs playing unrated
[27:57] South Point Casino August Promotions - South Point merchandise and free play
[29:02] VideoPoker.com - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[30:16] Stories about Mr. H
[42:09] Playing in a private casino

Books:
Beat the Dealer by Edward O. Thorp https://amzn.to/2TiPAgf
Blackjack Attack by Don Schlesinger https://amzn.to/2GUvSlY
Professional Blackjack by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/31jnJ2i
Black Belt in Blackjack by Arnold Snyder https://amzn.to/2H8IrdJ

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Jeopardy James Holzhauer

Our guest this week is sports bettor James Holzhauer, whose claim to fame is earlier this year winning just shy of $2.5 million on Jeopardy! We discuss his Jeopardy! success, along with his other gambling interests, including what's next for him.

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

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Show Notes
[00:00] Introduction of James Holzhauer, professional sports bettor and Jeopardy! champion
[00:28] Summary of James' Jeopardy! winnings and records
[01:02] The Jeopardy! contestant screening process
[03:28] Ken Jennings
[06:00] James' future plans
[10:38] How did James start gambling?
[14:01] Emma Boettcher's strategy
[16:30] Daily Double and Final Jeopardy! betting strategy
[19:12] South Point Casino August Promotions: South Point logo merchandise, free video poker classes
[20:21] VideoPoker.com - Gold Membership offers strategy correction on most games
[21:01] Buzzer practice
[21:53] Did James plan to be gracious in in defeat?
[22:45] Studying the Jeopardy! archive and children's books
[24:35] Board game discussion
[26:34] Has James dabbled in card counting?
[26:57] WSOP, Party Poker, and Project 150
[29:01] Cleveland Browns Super Bowl futures
[30:55] What other sports does James bet on?
[31:27] In-game NFL betting

SouthPointCasino.com 
VideoPoker.com
PartyPoker.com
Project150.org
Cisnevada.org

 The Logic of Sports Betting by Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow https://amzn.to/2MCLKgq

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Bob Wachtel Part 2

Backgammon expert Bob Wachtel pays us a return visit, discussing some of the colorful players (and cheats!) of the good old days, plus how the game today is different than it was a few decades ago.

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

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Show Notes


00:00] Introduction of backgammon expert and author Bob Wachel

[00:49] Gaby Horowitz and the Cavendish West

[08:58] Stan Tomchin, Gaby Horowitz and discussion of cheaters

[19:54] Steve Sax

[22:21] Japanese and Danish backgammon players

[37:32] South Point Casino July Promotions: $600k "Mad Money" casino-wide progressives

[38:21] VideoPoker.com - The gold membership offers correction on most games

[38:56] Why are the best players in poker so much younger than the best players in backgammon?

[42:54] Bob Watchel's second place finish in the Monte Carlo tournament

[44:57] How does an opponent's demeanor affect Bob Watchel's play?

[47:09] The use of chess clocks in backgammon tournaments

Books:
In the Game into the End by Bob Wachtel

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com