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, March 14, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Joe and Semi Pro

Our guests this week are Joe and Semi Pro.  They are a young couple who count cards together. We talk about the professional gambling life, and how that effects their relationship.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of a card counting couple, Joe and Semi-Pro

[00:36] How did Joe and Semi-Pro meet?

[01:54] Did Semi-Pro's bosses care about card counters?

[03:36] The early stages of Joe and Semi-Pro's long distance relationship

[07:58] How did Joe train Semi-Pro as a card counter?

[14:00] Semi-Pro's first real world counting experience

[20:33] Semi-Pro's 200-hour break-even streak

[22:31] Married money vs bankroll money

[23:28] Joe's goal to be backed off every casino

[24:33] Do Joe and Semi-Pro play simultaneously?

[28:35] The team dynamics of management and leadership as a couple

[33:12] Semi-Pro's experiences as a female AP

[39:20] Playing blackjack in Europe

[41:07] Semi-Pro's cashing out troubles

[44:26] South Point Casino March Promotions: Extra free play, next free video poker classes start in Sept

[45:12] Game of the Week "Stack the Deck"

[46:44] More discussion on investor/player dynamics as a couple

[52:30] Semi-Pro's $25 tip situation

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