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, December 28, 2017

Gambling With an Edge - guest Bob Nersesian #19

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. His new book is called The Law for Gamblers: A Player's Guide to Legal Survival in the Casino Environment. Today we discuss questions submitted by our listeners.

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Show Notes

[00:27] The Donovan case in Indiana and various conditions of trespassing.
[11:36] Can a sportsbook in Nevada refuse to pay a player due to posting an off number?
[15:19] Is it a malfunction when a player hits a jackpot wagered with the slot credit higher than the amount offered by the casino host?
[17:46] What happens if you don’t pay a marker from Indian casino
[20:14] Bob’s view on lowering the Nevada bar exam’s passing score and omitting essay on commercial paper.
[26:40] A player who was self excluded from Caesars in Atlantic City about 15 yrs ago, hit a jackpot at a Caesar’s property in Arizona. What are the implications?
[30:03] What happens to a 7-card straight flush in Fortune Pai-Gow Poker when other players muck their hands?
[41:12] 500% fewer people support attacking Syria than supported attacking Iraq. What does "500% less" mean?
[42:57] Would it be better to carry chips rather than cash in consideration of civil forfeiture?
[46:58] Recent uptick of Suspicious Action Reports. What can you do?
[51:38] Do you have to show I.D. for betting on a baseball game? 7 bets, and all less than $1,000 each.
[54:20] At Silverton, jackpots over $12,000 just spits out a ticket. When cashing that ticket of over $12,000 the casino insists on showing I.D. to cash that ticket.
[58:27] The legality of carrying a passport from a country that no longer exists
[1:02:58] Is it true that TSA can’t legally open a sealed envelope if it made it through the x-ray? 

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