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, 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


SouthPountCasino.com
VideoPoker.com

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

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Black Asian

Our guest today is a woman who posts under the name of Black Asian. She is a relatively new, successful blackjack counter, and describes some of the adventures in her first few years of AP experience.

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 card counting AP and attorney, BlackAsian
[00:39] Discussion of the value of being an Asian female AP
[05:48] BlackAsian's gambling background, playing with Vagabond, Blackjack Boot Camp
[13:30] Moving to Vegas with a $3,000 bankroll
[16:03] BlackAsian's marriage
[17:45] Bankroll progression
[20:03] Comparison of AP and practicing law
[23:18] BlackAsian's personality when playing
[26:22] South Point Casino July Promotions: "Mad Money" casino-wide progressives
[26:58] VideoPoker.com: Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[27:23] Driving in Arizona, civil forfeiture
[32:01] Traveling with money
[35:18] Discussion of AP personality types
[37:36] Ed Thorpe
[38:55] Session length
[45:51] Big player discussion

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com

Books:
Blackjack Blueprint by Rick Blaine https://amzn.to/2Lp8PDH
A Man for All Markets by Edward O. Thorp https://amzn.to/32BDTFu

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Just Joe

 Our guests today are two poker players we are calling Just Joe and Mr. B. They are pro poker players who also play table games and slots at an advantage. This was a show that was more fun than average to record because there was a lot of banter going on.

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 poker players and APs, Just Joe and Mr. B.

[00:29] Just Joe's gambling background

[03:01] Online poker and Black Friday

[05:56] Heads Up Limit Hold'em

[08:14] Rob Reitzen and pokergirl z

[11:35] The origin of Mr. B's name

[13:04] IGT's Heads Up Poker game

[20:58] A Mississippi Stud game at the Rio

[24:28] South Point Casino July Promotions: $600k "Mad Money" progressives promotion

[25:18] VideoPoker.com - The gold membership offers correction on most games

[25:55] Mr. B gets back-roomed for eating dinner

[30:46] The casino personalities of Mr. B and Just Joe

[31:52] Just Joe's back-off story and back-off discussion

[38:45] The evolution of Mr. B and Just Joe's business

[44:02] The Swamp and Mr. B's purse

[47:01] Mr. B's very expensive flat tire

[50:36] Bankroll sharing and partnerships

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Bob Wachtel

Our guest this week is backgammon expert Bob Wachtel, who discusses his book "In the Game Until the End: Winning in Ace-Point Endgames." Wachtel and both co-hosts knew each other at the Cavendish West backgammon club in the late 1970s and we discuss how each of the backgammon clubs of the era was a bit different.

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 Watchel

[00:47] Bob's gambling background in chess and backgammon

[05:25] The Cavendish West in Los Angeles

[13:30] Chouette discussion

[19:45] The Mayfair Club in New York City

[27:52] Did Bob ever consider moving into poker?

[30:52] Paul Magriel

[35:40] Discussion of Bob's book, In the Game Until the End: Winning in Ace-Point Endgames

[44:38] South Point Casino July Promotion: Mad Money casino-wide progressives

[45:28] VideoPoker.com: Gold Membership offers correction on most games

[46:04] Coup Classique

[53:03] Book availability and Bob's contact information

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com

TheGammonPress.com

Books:
In the Game Until the End: Winning in Ace-Point Endgames by Bob Wachtel

Youtube:
Paul Magriel Memorial Tribute by Robert Wachtel
Youtube.com/watch?v=ymsjCQxvtB8

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest "It's Not a Fluke"

Our guest this week uses the handle, "It's Not a Fluke." He is an advantage player that has also worked as a dealer, a supervisor, and in surveillance.

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 ItsNotAFluke, a current AP who previously worked in surveillance

[00:37] Fluke's early casino career and experience in dealer training

[07:19] Sycuan and the Tran Organization

[15:25] High stakes shuffle trackers

[19:44] Employee theft, day to day operations and monitoring AP

[27:13] Reno pit boss experience with a card counter

[34:55] South Point Casino June Promotion: Half Price Gas and Goods

[35:38] VideoPoker.com: Gold membership offers correction on most games

[36:31] Working during a grand opening of a casino in northern California

[39:47] Fluke gets fired after a bet capping incident

[44:08] Fluke's transition into AP

[49:05] How does Fluke's wife handle his AP life?

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Inside The Edge

Our guests this week are KC and Chris Buddy, on to talk about their new documentary "Inside the Edge," which follows a successful blackjack player across the country.

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 Chris and KC, producers of the blackjack documentary "Inside the Edge"

[00:38] How did "Inside the Edge" come about?

[04:06] The loneliness of being on the road

[07:29] Editing and production challenges

[11:02] When was the documentary filmed?

[14:50] How did they get so many APs to appear in the documentary?

[19:12] Did KC have any reservations about revealing AP techniques?

[23:57] Discussion about KC's father

[30:25] When was the last time that KC played blackjack?

[31:55] KC's negative experience with a foreign casino

[35:36] Did KC get back-roomed during filming?

[39:10] South Point Casino - Half Price Gas and Goods promotion

[39:53] VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games

[41:14] Trouble cashing chips in Tunica
[44:20] Traveling with cash

[49:27] What did KC do after blackjack?

[51;21] Where is "Inside the Edge" available?

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guests Ed Miller and Matt Davidow

Our guests this week are Ed Miller and Matt Davidow.  They are on to talk about their new book, "The Logic of Sports Betting." While the book is geared to be for beginners, there's a lot of information here that both Bob and I found new and interesting.

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 Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow, authors of The Logic of Sports Betting

[00:30] What is The Logic of Sports Betting about?

[02:47] In-play betting models

[12:09] Market-making sports books vs retail sports books

[16:02] Why are derivatives often better bets than sides or totals?

[18:14] How much math do professional bettors need to know?

[22:54] South Point Casino June Promotions - Chevron and Walmart gift cards promotion

[23:33] VideoPoker.com - Gold Membership offers correction on most games

[24:30] How to bet bonuses and promotions

[27:55] Parlays and parlay cards

[34:36] Can sports bets be made on desktop computers?

[36:07] "Chopping the hold"

[43:21] Informational disadvantages and the timing of in--play bets

[52:32] DeckPrismSports.com and other online info for Ed and Matthew

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DeckPrismSports.com
Twitter.com/EdMillerPoker
Twitter.com/davidowmatthew

"The Logic of Sports Betting" https://amzn.to/2WciyOB

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Mike Shackleford

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.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Michael Shackleford, The Wizard of Odds
[00:43] Ultimate X Keno
[13:40] Golden Egypt explanation and strategy
[20:10] Michael's negative experience with Intertops online casino
[33:57] South Point Casino June Promotions: $50 Chevron and $50 Walmart gift cards
[34:39] VideoPoker.com: Gold membership offers correction on most games
[35:57] Listener question about 10/8 Jacks or Better machine
[38:01] Listener question about the Pair Plus side bet pay tables in Three Card Poker
[39:25] More variable state slot machine discussion
[40:58] Discussion about favorite casino resorts
[46:50] Listener question about how the Wizard balances keeping AP secrets with promoting education

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WizardofOdds.com

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Twitter.com/wizard0fodds

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Rob Reitzen

Our guest this week is Rob Reitzen, the 2019 inductee into the Blackjack Hall of Fame. We talk about early blackjack days, banking games in CA, and solving limit hold em.

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] Intro of 2019 Blackjack Hall of Fame Inductee, Rob Reitzen

[00:38] When and how did Rob start playing blackjack?

[03:58] Blackjack HOF Induction

[05:08] Claude Shannon

[06:30] Banking games in California

[10:51] Banking against a cheater at Sycuan

[16:42] Other cheating stories from the banker's perspective

[18:18] Getting backed off at the Barbary Coast

[22:42] Bob Stupak story

[29:12] South Point Casino May Promotions: $500 Swipe, Spin, and Win

[30:00] VideoPoker.com - Gold Membership offers correction on most games

[31:20] 1997 Esquire article "Fleecing Las Vegas"

[36:51] Michael Flatley, Lord of the Dance, as BP

[37:14] Solving Limit Hold'em

[40:41] Training other people at Limit Hold'em

[46:37] Rob's poker patents

https://classic.esquire.com/article/1997/5/1/fleecing-las-vegas

Playing Blackjack as a Business by Lawrence Revere - https://amzn.to/2Mi8qnX

The Ultimate Edge by Mark Billings - https://amzn.to/2K8FzQ2

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