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!



Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - Blackjack Ball 2016

This week we discuss the Blackjack Ball 2016. Every year Max Rubin holds a party for the best, and biggest blackjack players, and some of the most successful gamblers in other gambling endeavors as well. Our guests this week are Max Rubin, the host of the ball, Bill Benter, this years inductee into the Blackjack Hall of Fame, and Lee Jenson, the winner of this year's skills competition.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guests Frank B & Mike Shackleford - Super Bowl 2016 edition

The guests this week are Mike Shackleford of wizardofodds.com, and Frank B of LVA Sports. We talk about Super Bowl prop bets, and current gambling news. 


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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - Guest Joe Navarro

Our guest this week is Joe Navarro, author of Read 'Em and Reap, 200 Poker Tells, and several other books on reading body language. For 25 years, Joe Navarro worked as an FBI special agent in the area of counterintelligence and behavioral assessment. Today he is one of the world's leading experts on nonverbal communications and lectures and consults with major corporations worldwide. He is an adjunct professor at Saint Leo University and frequently lectures at the Harvard Business School. 

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - Guest Barry Meadow  

Our guest this week is Barry Meadow, author of Money Secrets at the Racetrack,  which we discuss today. This is not a handicapping book,  but more about the thinking behind deciding which horse to bet,  and how much.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest blackjack player Steve Waugh

Our guest this week is blackjack player Steve Waugh.  We talk to Steve about how he went from engineer to professional blackjack player, and discuss some of the crazy things that have happened to him in casinos. Think that card counters can't be barred in Atlantic City? Don't throw your water bottle in the trash too hard.


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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Gambling With an Edge - guest Jeffrey Compton publisher of CDC Gaming Reports

Our guest this week is Jeffrey Compton, the publisher of CDC Gaming Reports.  We discuss the takeover of the Review Journal by Sheldon Adelson, and Jeffrey's new book which looks at how slot clubs work, and how they have changed over the last 20 years.


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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Gambling With an Edge - guest Russell Fox

This week we talk with tax professional Russell Fox. Russell is based in Las Vegas and handles many professional gamblers. We get some year end tax advice, and ask him questions like: Can I form an LLC? Can a professional gambler carry losses forward? Can I choose not to file as a professional, and is there a benefit to that?

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Gambling With an Edge - guest advantage player - Chairman

Our guest this week is named Jacob, but on the internet he's known as Chairman. We talk about sports betting, and a very interesting story of him being arrested in AZ for using this nefarious cheating device.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Gambling With an Edge - Round table discussion on big stories of 2015

This week we are joined by Jeffrey Compton, and Ken Adams, of CDC Gaming Reports, and Howard Stutz who contributes to CDC, but also covers gaming for the Las Vegas Review Journal. We have a round table discussion of the big gaming stories of 2015, and a few peeks ahead at what 2016 brings.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Gambling With an Edge - guest Card Counter Mike

Our guest this week is a card counter named Mike. We discuss different approaches to card counting including "Big Player Call in," "Gorilla BPs," and the difference between the "Hit & Run" approach versus "camping."

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Gambling With an Edge - guest Philip Reed, author of Wild Cards

Our guest this week is Philip Reed, author of Wild Cards.  Phil set out to write a book about a professional card counter, and ended up learning to count cards himself.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Gambling With an Edge - guest Willy Allison #2

This week's guest is Willy Allison, casino game protection consultant, trainer, and adviser. He is also the founder of the world Game Protection Conference. We talk to Willy about surveillance's role in protecting the casinos, and where the biggest threats lie.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Gambling With an Edge - guests Dennis Krum & Jeffrey Compton

We have two guests this week is Dennis Krum. Dennis Krum is a management consultant and trouble shooter with many years experience in the casino industry. But first we speak to Jeffrey Compton about some of this week's top stories.


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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Gambling With an Edge - guest Dewey Tomko

Our guest this week is Dewey Tomko. Dewey has been a high stakes gambler for over 40 years. He holds the record for most consecutive years playing in the main event of the WSOP, and has finished second twice. He is one of the biggest gambler in the world at golf, and has won over a million dollars in a day several times.


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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Gambling With an Edge - guest Zach Elwood #2

The guest this week is Zach Elwood. Zach is the author of Verbal Poker Tells which we discuss. You can find his website at readingpokertells.com. He also hosts a forum on tells over at 2+2 which you can find here. 2+2 Forum.


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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Gambling With an Edge - no guest #4

We have no guest this week. Bob and I answer listener questions, and discuss moving to Vegas to try to make it as an advantage player.


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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Gambling With an Edge - guest Zach Elwood

The guest this week is Zach Elwood. Zach is the author of Reading Poker Tells which we discuss. You can find his website at readingpokertells.com. He also hosts a forum on tells over at 2+2 which you can find here. 2+2 Forum.


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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Gambling With an Edge - guest Jon Finkel

The guest this week is Jon Finkel. Jon is the former world champion of Magic the Gathering. He took that skill and turned it toward poker, blackjack, and now running a hedge fund. He is the subject of the book, Jonny Magic and the Card Shark Kids. Please be aware we had some phone connection problems. I apologize for the technical difficulties.


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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Gambling With an Edge - guest Max Rubin on G2E

The guest this week is Max Rubin. We discuss last week's G2E, Global Gaming Expo and what we can expect to see hitting casino floors in the upcoming year. We also discuss Daily Fantasy Sports and casino security abuse cases.


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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Gambling With an Edge - guest Darryl McEwen

Our guest today is Darryl McEwen, publisher of the Seven Stars Insider, which
tells about all things related to the Total Rewards program for Caesars Entertainment.

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