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, September 29, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - no guests this week part 1

This week we have no guests. Bob and Richard discuss how they got started on the road to gambling as professionals.
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Mike Caro - the "Mad Genius of Poker"

Our guest this week is Mike Caro, also known as "The Mad Genius of Poker."  Mike is a poker pro, one of poker's leading theorists, and author of several classic poker books.  Here is Mike's author's page.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Jeffrey Compton

Our guest this week is Jeffrey Compton, the publisher of CDC Gaming Reports.  We discuss current gambling in the news, including the Palms switch-over to a Stations property on Oct 1, Ted Forrest's bad check troubles at the Wynn, and the upcoming G2E.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guests Frank B & Anthony Curtis - Football Season!

The guests this week are Frank B of LVA Sports, and Anthony Curtis of the Las Vegas Advisor. It's football season so we talk football, the new sports book apps available, and the weekly football contests the various casinos are holding.


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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest poker legend Billy Baxter #2

Our guest this week is 7 time WSOP bracelet winner Billy Baxter. Billy is one of the old-time players kicking around Vegas for 40+ years. We talk poker, sports betting, golf, pool hustling, a little bit of everything. 


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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Terry King

The guest this week is Terry King. Terry came to Las Vegas in 1972, and became one of the first high-stakes women players in poker. She has worked as a professional player, dealer, and card room manager. She won a WSOP bracelet in 1978.


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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guests David Schwartz & Anthony Curtis

Our guests this week are Professor David Schwartz, and Anthony Curtis. We talk with David about his new book Tales From the Pit. The book contains interviews with about 20 different people that have worked in the casino industry, doing everything from dealing to casino management. Then we talk with Anthony about various things happening around Vegas, as well as some reminiscences about Peter Griffin.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Don Johnson

The guest this week is Don Johnson. We talk to Don about his massive wins at blackjack, porn stars, horse racing, and Phil Ivey.


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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - DFS pro Nick Dunham aka 1ucror

The guest this week is DFS pro Nick Dunham, aka 1ucror. Nick is also the CEO or Rotowar, a company that creates tools to help players succeed at Daily Fantasy Sports.


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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest poker pro Mike Sexton

The guest this week is Mike Sexton.  Mike is a longtime poker pro, and the cohost of the World Poker Tour.  Mike has a new book out called Life's a Gamble which we discuss, as well as how he lost $500,000,000 at Party Poker.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Bob Nersesian #15

The guest this week is Bob Nersesian. Bob is a frequent guest to the show, and always entertaining. Bob is the lawyer who advocates for the players against the casinos, and has successfully sued many Vegas casinos on the behalf of players. He has a new book coming out called The Law for Gamblers: A Player's Guide to Legal Survival in the Casino Environment.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Mitchell Towner

Our guest this week is Mitchell Towner. Mitch is an assistant professor of finance at the University of Arizona, and a few weeks ago won the WSOP $1,500 buy in Monster Stack No Limit Hold’em tournament for some $1.1 million.  He then flew to CA and won a major bridge tournament. Not a bad week.


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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Anthony Curtis

Our guest this week is Anthony Curtis, publisher of The Las Vegas Advisor, and owner of Huntington Press books. This wee we discuss the changes going on with Gambling With an Edge, and the new website GamblingWithanEdge.com. We also discuss this article on Advantage Players in the NY Times - How Advantage Players Game The System, and this article from Deadspin on sports touts. 
How America’s Favorite Sports Betting Expert Turned A Sucker’s Game Into An Industry.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest blackjack player Romes

Our guest this week is blackjack player, Romes. Romes has been playing blackjack, and carnival games for about 10 years. We talk about some of his team's exploits.


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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Duncan from The Pogg.com

Our guest this week is Duncan. Duncan runs a website called The Pogg.com which caters to online casino players, and helps players who have disputes with online casinos.


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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Adam Kucharski

Our guest this week is Adam Kucharski, author of, The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling.  Adam's fascinating book is about how computers and game theory have revolutionized advantage gambling.


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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guests Jeffrey Compton & Steve Rowland

Our guests this week are Jeffrey Compton, the publisher of CDC Gaming Reports, and Steve Rowland, a writer, and professional poker player from the southern coast of the UK. Here is a link to Steve's article, The Secret Life of a Professional Poker Player: I'm on the Fringes of Society.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Joseph Kerr #2

The guest on the show this week is Joseph Kerr. Joseph is an advantage player from Florida. He was on our show two year ago talking about "Advantage Cruising" and now he is back on to talk about gaining advantages on travel by credit card churning.


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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Blair Hull

This week we talk with former blackjack professional turned top trader, Blair Hull. Blair started in blackjack in the 70s, and connected with Al Francesco who invented the "Big Player" concept. He played with Ken Uston on that team, and then moved from blackjack into trading. He founded the Hull Trading Group which he sold to Goldman Sachs in 1999 for over $500 million. His current company is Hull Investments where he continues to trade.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Las Vegas Strip Diaries - Roger Hall

Last year my partner Minnie Madden and I decided to launch a new web series called Las Vegas Strip Diaries. The idea was we would interview interesting people in Las Vegas. Vegas has no shortage of interesting characters, and everyone has a story.

As often happens, life intrudes. We never launched the series, but we did record 4 episodes. This is one of those episodes; an interview with a wonderful musician named Roger Hall. I learned that Roger died last month at the age of 90. Roger was a saxophone player that moved to Las Vegas in 1954. He played with the "swing band" which meant that he played 6 nights a week, each night at a different casino on the strip in order to give the house band at each place a night off. When I interviewed him it was just before his 90th birthday, and he was still playing his saxophone every day. I hope you enjoy.