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!



Saturday, November 11, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - author David Clary

Our guest today is David Clary. David is a news editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune, and has written  a new book entitled “Gangsters to Governors: The New Bosses of Gambling in America.”


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Show Notes

[00:44] The book’s aim and whether the goals were met
[02:51] Government revenue and financing through lottery
[04:24] Louisiana lottery company and the corruption
[05:58] Less known history about the mob and Las Vegas
[10:17] David’s prediction on the future of Las Vegas
[12:21] Atlantic City v.s. Las Vegas 
[16:10] The future of sports betting 
[24:57] The future of fantasy sports
[29:07] Where the online gaming is going
[33:31] John "Old smoke" Morrissey
[36:56] What happened to horse racing?
[41:45] The NFL owners and their gambling connections
[48:40] Other interesting gambling facts
[50:19] Possibilities of the sequel

Gansters to Governers: The New Bosses of Gambling in America by David Clary: http://amzn.to/2zaJKDr
John "Old Smoke” Morrissey” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Morrissey

David Clary
Twitter: @dpclary 

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