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!



Friday, June 30, 2017

Mary's Hash House

Mary's Hash House is my favorite breakfast place.  I don't get there often because I live on the other side of town.  It used to be called just "Hash House," and whenever I arranged to meet someone there I would have to tell them, "Not Hash House A Go Go."


Mary must have realized the problem, so she added her name to the joint. Mary's is on Decatur just north of Sahara.  There is a Hash House A Go Go right over on Sahara, and I'm sure she lost a lot of business to people going to the wrong place.


Here is what I like about Mary's.  She makes all her own hash, nothing out of a can.  She serves two kinds of coffee, regular and bold, they make fresh cinnamon buns every day, they make their own hot sauces, and they make fresh jelly every day.


But the main thing I like is this is a privately owned place, not some corporate monstrosity.  It's a place where the owner says, this is my joint. I'll run it how I want, and if you don't like it go to IHOP. You'll never see a sign like this in Denny's.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails

We have no guest this week.  Bob and Richard answer questions from our listeners. We have more questions that we will address next week, but it is not too late to submit yours.  Post it below, or send it to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com.


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - guests Mr. Yuk, and Charles Hondi 2

Our guests this week are Mr. Yuk, and Charles Hondi.  Yuk, and Charles are advantage players that play both tables games, and machines.  In this episode we focus on machine play. Check last week's episode to hear us discuss table games.


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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - guests Mr. Yuk, and Charles Hondi

Our guests this week are Mr. Yuk, and Charles Hondi.  Yuk, and Charles are advantage players that play both tables games, and machines.  In this episode we focus on the table games side of their play, and in a few weeks they will be back to talk about their machine play.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - guest Michael Kaplan 2

Our guest this week is gambling writer Michael Kaplan. For my money Michael is the number one gambling writer today. Mainly we discuss two articles.

The Baccarat Machine This article is about Kelly Sun's exploits with Phil Ivey.  Together they won millions of dollars at baccarat using a technique called edge sorting.

How Advantage Players Game the System This article from the NY Times magazine tells the story of James Grosjean beating a craps game dealt with cards.


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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - guest Layne Flack

Our guest this week is poker player Layne Flack. Layne has won 6 WSOP bracelets, and we talk about the 2017 World Series.


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