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, May 16, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Kim Hultman

Our guest this week is Kim "LetsGiveItaSpin.com" Hultman, a slot player who streams his play, and uses bonuses and affiliate money to be profitable. We also dip into their mailbag and answer some of your questions

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of slot AP Kim Holtmann, aka LetsGiveItASpin
[00:43] GWAE is now available on Spotify
[01:45] Kim's gambling history and strategies
[03:02] Kim's streaming on Twitch and Youtube
[07:37] Generating revenues from streaming
[12:58] What slots attract viewers?
[14:16] Live streaming from Cosmo
[16:47] South Point Casino May promotions: $500k Swipe, Spin, and Win
[17:54] VideoPoker.com: Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[19:06] Does Kim ever stream video poker and casino table games
[25:21] Kim's respect for money
[26:06] What does think is the future of the streaming market?
[27:10] Casino Grounds, online streaming community
[28:10] How do new streamers build an audience?
[30:06] Does Kim get his own affiliate sponsorships or use an agent?
[32:48] Kim's "real job"
[33:38] Kim's YouTube and social media, LetsGiveItASpin
[35:47] Kim's advice to listeners

[36:41] Listener question about the value of a clean name
[39:29] Listener question about the risks of selling comps
[43:39] Listener question about how long it takes surveillance to spot a card counter
[47:58] Listener question about blackjack rules
[49:52] Listener question about counting and betting
[51:12] Listener question about hole-carding
[55:27] Listener question about casino reviews for blackjack APs

SouthPointCasino.com
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Twitch.tv/letsgiveitaspin
WizardofOdds.com
Twitter.com/LetsGiveItASpin
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WizardofVegas.com

Books:
Blackbelt in Blackjack by Arnold Snyder https://amzn.to/2Yn9doz
Blackjack Blueprint by Rick Blaine https://amzn.to/2vUBHtG

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Seth Palansky on WSOP 2019

While Richard takes the week off, Bob interviews Seth Palansky, Vice President of Corporate Communications for the World Series of Poker. Seth discusses the upcoming WSOP, which begins at the Rio beginning in late May.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Seth Palansky, VP of Corporate Communication about WSOP
[00:50] The Big 50 Event
[02:32] $50k and $100k High Roller Events
[03:30] $10k Short Deck No-Limit Event #8 rules
[05:19] $10k No-Limit Hold'em Heads Up Event #15
[06:53] $1k Double Stack High Limit Hold'em Event #22
[08:33] Big blind ante games
[10:38] Mixed game events
[11:47] Super turbo and bounty events
[14:14] Salute to Warriors
[15:51] $1500 No-Limit Winners Only
[18:19] Colossus
[21:38] Minor change to the Main Event registration
[25:36] South Point Casino May Promotions: $500k Swipe, Spin, and Win
[26:44] VideoPoker.com: Gold membership offers free strategy correction on most games
[28:40] WSOP television coverage
[30:53] Time clocks
[35:27] WSOP online events
[37:17] Little One for One Drop
[38:18] Air conditioning in the Amazon Room
[39:47] What type/design of cards will be used in the WSOP?
[40:54] Would a sale of Caesars affect the WSOP?
[41:57] Other WSOP info: WSOP dates, free admission, free parking, daily tournaments, and cash games.


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WSOP.com
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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Barry Meadow

Our guest this week is Barry Meadow. We discuss his new book “The Skeptical Handicapper: Using Data and Brains to Win at the Racetrack.” Meadow is a long-time winning player, and shares many secrets to winning at the track.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of horse handicapper, Barry Meadow

[00:39] Barry's horse handicapping qualifications

[02:05] Ken Massa and data analysis

[07:31] What questions from handicapper's are answered in Barry's new book?

[09:45} What advice does Barry have for someone interested in handicapping?

[11:35] Computer handicappers versus individual handicappers

[14:58] Overcoming the high house edge in horse racing

[18:13] Handicapping teams

[20:03] Why did Barry wait so long to write another book about horse racing?

[22:15] Quantitative versus qualitative data

[25:51] What data surprised Barry?

[29:06] South Point Casino May Promotions: $500k Swipe, Spin & Win

[30:18] VideoPoker.com: Gold Membership offers strategy correction on most games

[32:18] What are the most common mistakes made by horse racing bettors?

[35:15] Santa Anita problems

[36:35] What is the future of horse racing in the United States?

[39:00] How important is computer programming in horse betting?

[39:39] What other books does Barry recommend to aspiring horse bettors

[41:14] Horse racing touts

[43:14] Overrated and underrated handicapping factors

[46:05] Public pricing of exactas and trifectas

[48:42] Betting at the track and mobile betting

[52:10] Kentucky Derby

Books:
The Skeptical Handicapper by Barry Meadow  https://amzn.to/2IodB2K
Blackjack Autumn by Barry Meadow https://amzn.to/2LeT0A9
Handicapping 101 by Brad Free https://amzn.to/2VBelYr
Money Secrets at the Racetrack by Barry Meadow https://amzn.to/2GU2KeR
Betting with an Edge by Mike Maloney https://amzn.to/2LdDsNb
Six Secrets of Successful Bettors by Frank R. Scatonir and Peter Fornatale https://amzn.to/2VB1XrI

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