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 19, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails

We have no guest this week.  Bob and I answer questions from our listeners. We always welcome your questions so post them below, or send them to us at

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Show Notes

[00:58] All the AP opportunities in Macau
[03:43] VP player playing slot machines for cover
[05:19] Traveling BR. Flying v.s. driving with cash
[09:31] Comp games outside Las Vegas. The games Richard and Bob play and average hours per week.
[12:07] Leaving a job in order to become an AP. Advantages of being older
[15:24] Life before AP for Bob and Richard
[19:44] Part-time card counter’s BR management
[21:56] Slot AP turning card counter is asking for advanced learning resources
[23:27] How to network with other players
[29:43] Getting nervous with losing big bets
[32:27] A strategy for VP points challenge
[35:09] Sports betting: can you win money by betting the opposite side of terrible sports bettors?
[37:49] Is AP a gateway to crimes?
[40:13] Do you quit playing a session when you are behind?
[46:00] Weight-loss bet stories
Rick Blaine: Blackjack Blueprint
Standford Wong: Professional Black Jack

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Anonymous said...

Macau is full with One2Sixes. Do you know of any player that has been banned from playing against the One2Six?

Richard Munchkin said...

Players in the US get barred for playing One2Sixes. Hell in the US players get barred for winning at anything. I have no idea about Macau.

Anonymous said...

Here in Macau they simply try to stop any frequent player that plays basic strategy from playing blackjack. All company politics just to show to the Board of Directors that something is being done in regards to the "problems" APs cause. In the States the same? Or is there a way to beat the One2Six?

By the way only the Macau government can issue an official ban. Casinos have the so-called 'right of admission', but this then is not a ban. People that have been told to leave and come back the next day are not violating any law. There is no such thing as trespassing in Macau, though needless to say casinos will claim that they are a private company bla bla bla