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, January 25, 2018

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails

We have no guest this week.  Bob and I reach into the mail bag to answer listener questions.

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Show Notes

[00:37] A bankroll requirement for a stadium Blackjack game
[02:38] Traffic hazards
[06:11] What do you wish someone has told you at the beginning of your career?
[09:26] What purchase of $100 or less in the last year improved your life the most?
[12:27] What are your favorite gambling books?
[15:33] Did James Grosjean’s book cause many card counters to switch to carnival games?
[17:55] Would the strategy change if you have a use-once-MP coupons
[19:52] Playing slot machines for cover
[22:01] Traveling bankroll: how much should you carry?
[25:13] If you have found AP earlier or if you were younger, would you have left your career immediately for it?
[28:09] Richard and Bob’s previous lives
[29:38] Supplementing income with Blackjack card counting with $3,000 BR
[32:07] Book recommendations for Blackjack
[34:12] Dealing with big losses
[35:54] Which game should I play for point challenge with a $10,000 BR?
[38:26] Similarities between AP and crimes
[40:14] Would you quit depending on the amount of win or loss?
[46:33] If the casino has a low game protection procedures in general, is it safe to count cards?
[49:08] EZ Baccarat
[50:37] A new casino in Las Vegas
[53:35] Recommendations to a middle-aged man starting out as an AP
[58:18] Multi-Line VP v.s. Single-line VP
[1:00:52] Bonus multi-lines game
[1:01:26] Why average BR is 3x-4x jackpot?
[1:02:51] Tutorials for Dream Card

"Gambling Wizards” by Richard W. Munchkin:

"The Man with the $100,000 Breasts" by Michael Konik:

"Fast Company" by John Bradshaw:

"The Moon and Sixpence” by W. Somerset Maugham :

"Knockout Blackjack" by Olaf Vankura and Ken Fuchs:

"Blackjack Blueprint” by Rick Blaine:

"Professional Blackjack” by Stanford Wong:

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