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, January 23, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Roger Jones

Our guest this week is Roger Jones of VegasTickets.com. This company is a ticket broker and buys and sells tickets to events in Las Vegas, as well as major events all over the world. It's off the main subject matter of "Gambling with an Edge," but there are a lot of players who either want tickets or who get awarded tickets by casinos and would like to dispose of them profitably. This show tells you how.

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 Roger Jones, owner of VegasTickets.com
[00:41] What is a ticket broker?
[04:08] Can individuals sell tickets to VegasTickets.com?
[06:10] Reselling comped tickets
[09:49] VegasTickets.com "experiences"
[12:15] What are the most valuable tickets in Las Vegas?
[16:20] Legal rights of ticket holders and content providers
[18:20] Same day ticket sales
[25:40] South Point Casino January Promotions - $500k "Spin to Win" and free video poker classes
[28:12] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match promo for GWAE listeners
[28:55] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[30:32] Does VegasTickets.com sell Super Bowl tickets?
[39:47] Stories about expensive tickets
[42:58] Are ticket lotteries usually profitable?
[45:33] How will the ticket business evolve?
[46:18] Other important info about VegasTickets.com
[47:24] Recommend -

Ralthy Inflatable Pillow - https://amzn.to/3akV6XE

Joe Heller obit  https://www.courant.com/obituaries/hc-obituary-joe-heller-20190910-story.html

"The Gods of Scrabble" by Mo Srivastava  https://www.cbc.ca/books/literaryprizes/the-gods-of-scrabble-by-mo-srivastava-1.4244078

Previous episodes with Mo Srivastava

https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-with-edge-guest-mohan/
https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-with-edge-guest-mohan-2/


Guest Contacts
VegasTickets.com
orders@VegasTickets.com
roger@VegasTickets.com
(702) 795-7880

Sponsors
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
VideoPoker.com/GWAE
BobDancer.com/seminars


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Big Red

Our guest this week is Big Red, a video poker player who was able to figure out and exploit the Movin’ On Up video poker game.  Several features of the discussion highlight the type of things video poker players do to gain an edge in a casino

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 Big Red, successful video poker player
[00:46]  Movin’ On Up video poker
[06:40]  Researching IGT’s numbers
[08:26]  Finding Movin’ On Up and a car drawing
[19:14]  Figuring out the strategy
[22:54]  Does the game still exist?
[25:15]  Auto-hold
[28:32]  Paytables, draw variants, and strategy
[30:21]  South Point Casino January Promotions - $500k Spin to Win, $32k Hot Seat on 1/20, free video poker classes
[33:41]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Pro Membership includes Quick Quads and basic Ultimate X
[34:56]  Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on political events
[36:12]  BlackJackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site and forum 
[36:58]  “All But Dissertation” in computer science 
[41:05]  Movin’ on Up strategy in the dissertation
[48:42]  Recommended - write 2020, Library Extension, Las Vegas Improv, Storytelling at A Public Fit




Thursday, January 9, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest The Heist

Our guest this week is a former surveillance operator turned professional sports bettor.  We call him "The Heist.".

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 The Heist, former surveillance employee and current poker player/sports bettor
[00:35]  The Heist's surveillance experience
[07:15]  The Tran Organization and Archie Karas
[07:55]  Cheating and facial recognition
[11:00]  Card craps AP story
[16:04]  G2E trips and other surveillance training
[17:41]  Tribal casino legal proceedings
[19:09]  Why did The Heist give up surveillance?
[22:18]  Sports betting
[24:45]  The SuperContest
[27:20]  South Point January Casino Promotions - $500,000 "Spin to Win." MLK Hot Seat, free video poker classes start 1/14
[29:48]  Predictit.org/promo/edge - places small bets on political events
[30:35]  BlackJackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site
[31:00]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Pro Membership includes correction on Ultimate X and Quick Quads
[32:07]  Do casinos data mine search for players with lifetime wins?
[32:43]  Red flags that attract attention from surveillance
[37:02]  Sports betting promotions
[40:17]  Betting on Asian baseball
[43:50]  Prop betting
[45:58]  How did he get the name "The Heist?"
[47:01]  Recommended - Las Vegas Improv, National Parks Lifetime Pass, "52 Things that I learned in 2019."


Las Vegas Improvisation Players LVimprov.com
National Park Passes Nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Anthony Curtis

Our guest this week is Anthony Curtis of The Las Vegas Advisor.  Anthony is on to talk about the new Member's Rewards book for 2020, and what is in the pipeline for Huntington Press.

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 Anthony Curtis, publisher of the Las Vegas Advisor and Huntington Press
[00:38]  The 2020 Member Rewards Book - free play, match play, restaurant deals
[07:42]  Why are casino becoming more reluctant to participate?
[12:50]  Are any local bars participating in Member Rewards?
[17:50]  The Original Cocktail Club
[20:42]  2020 Eating Las Vegas by John Curtas
[25:49]  South Point Casino January Promotions - $500,000 Spin to Win, free video poker classes
[27:09]  Predictit.org/promo/edge - political betting market with a $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[28:03]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training program
[28:22]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - gold membership offers correction on most games
[29:08]  Jean Scott leaving Las Vegas
[36:43]  Upcoming releases from The Huntington Press
[42:25]  More Mattress Mack stories
[50:00]  Recommended:  Dealt documentary on Netflix, 2-for-1 entree LVA coupon at Treasures


Sponsor Links:


Links:


Books:

2020 Eating Las Vegas by John Curtas https://amzn.to/2Qha6xH
The Frugal Gambler by Jean Scott https://amzn.to/2rK2YR4
Kill Phil by Blair Rodman and Lee Nelson https://amzn.to/2MOo7AO
Gambling 102 by Michael Shackleford https://amzn.to/2ZUr4FH
Knockout Blackjack by Ken Fuchs and Olaf Vancura https://amzn.to/2ZHlMNy
The Logic of Sports Betting by Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow  https://amzn.to/2SSDWdA

Previous Episodes:

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

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

Our guest this week is Michael Shackleford aka The Wizard of Odds. We discuss the updated version of his book "Gambling 102".

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

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Show Notes
[00:00]  Introduction of Michael Shackleford, The Wizard of Odds 
[00:37]  New content in Mike’s new book, Gambling 102
[03:11]  Updated sports betting information
[04:47]  Updated video poker information
[05:46]  Keno
[08:08]  Pai Gow Tiles
[12:53]  Video Poker in New York
[17:22]  Powerball and Mega Millions Advantage Play
[18:48]  Predictit.org bridge jumpers
[20:34]  Setting fair lottery odds
[22:23]  Harley Davidson slot machines
[25:35]  South Point Casino January Promotions - $500k Spin to Win, free VP classes start on 1/14
[28:26]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold membership offers correction on most games
[29:28]  Predictit.org/promo/edge - political betting market with a $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[29:58]  Strategies for the South Point “Hot Seat” promotion
[31:17]  Vegas Three Poker field trial at Harrah’s 
[35:20]  Prosperity Three Pictures field trial at the Venetian
[36:49]  Jackpot Hold’em field trial at SLS
[38:30]  Paris Poker field trial at Paris
[40:36]  Recommended - Wescliff Airport Express, DuoLingo, avoid Run at Luxor, The Magic of Jen Kramer at the Westgate, The Mac King Comedy Magic Show



Gambling 102 by Michael Shackleford https://amzn.to/2QvZvyb
Sharp Sports Betting by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/2rrRuSh

Recomended

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails part 2

No guest this week as Bob and I dip into the mail bag for a second time.

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 show featuring questions from listeners
[01:04]  Playing 2/5 vs playing blackjack
[04:07]  Dead Man's Hand side bet
[05:00]  9/6 Jacks or Better progressive frustrations
[11:31]  Should a $25 blackjack player with a low spread use a player's card?
[12:50]  Is it legal to use the WinPoker app while playing?
[15:41]  Intentional fouls in Face Up Pai Gow
[19:31]  Staking at blackjack
[24:18]  What casino games do Bob and Richard hate?
[27:00]  Christmas promotions
[32:51]  South Point Casino December Promotions - half price points until 12/24, free VP classes on 1/14
[33:55]  Predictit.org/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[34:42]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold membership offers correction on most games, 1000-hand Pro membership trial for GWAE listeners
[35:31]  Norm MacDonald stories
[36:39]  AP etiquette in casinos
[39:55]  Recommended - cruise discounts for Norwegian shareholders, Instagram photographer jungraphy_, Shooting Kabul, Tim Ferris' Five Bullet Friday


The 21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones https://amzn.to/35DzLWB

Shooting Kabul by N. H. Shenzai https://amzn.to/35Dun6b

Go.Tim.blog/5-bullet-friday-1

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails

No guest this week as 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 show featuring questions from listeners
[00:38]  Should I player have given his SSN after winning a drawing?
[03:12]  Book recommendations for roulette and baccarat
[06:00]  What banks in Las Vegas are gambler-friendly?
[10:38]  Optimal strategy for a weekly football pool
[12:55]  Betting a Hi-Lo count that rises suddenly
[14:40]  Strategy for video blackjack with 6-card Charlie
[16:23]  Itemizing under the new tax code as a non-professional gambler
[18:53]  Raising the W2-G limit
[21:26]  Is 9/6 Double Double Bonus the same in different casinos?
[24:36]  Will there be a third Sex, Lies, and Video Poker book?
[26:25]  Is there a market for an AP course in beating slots?
[30:05]  Sportsbook bonus strategy
[32:09]  South Point Casino December Promotions - half price points until 12/24, free VP classes on 1/14
[33:16]  Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[35:32]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and forum
[37:09]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold membership offers correction on most games, 1000-hand Pro membership trial for GWAE listeners
[38:15]  How is the "Dream Card" triggered?
[40:45]  Do Bob and Richard play slots for fun?
[44:44]  Do Bob and Richard still enjoy playing their favorite games?
[47:57]  Recommended:  Sweet Tomatoes, Planet Money podcast

Sonsors


Recommended


Beating the Wheel:  Winning Strategies at Roulette by Russel T. Barnhart https://amzn.to/34frDKL
The Eudaemonic Pie by Thomas A. Bass https://amzn.to/2RLGdXu

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