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 30, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Rob Reitzen

Our guest this week is Rob Reitzen, the 2019 inductee into the Blackjack Hall of Fame. We talk about early blackjack days, banking games in CA, and solving limit hold em.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Intro of 2019 Blackjack Hall of Fame Inductee, Rob Reitzen

[00:38] When and how did Rob start playing blackjack?

[03:58] Blackjack HOF Induction

[05:08] Claude Shannon

[06:30] Banking games in California

[10:51] Banking against a cheater at Sycuan

[16:42] Other cheating stories from the banker's perspective

[18:18] Getting backed off at the Barbary Coast

[22:42] Bob Stupak story

[29:12] South Point Casino May Promotions: $500 Swipe, Spin, and Win

[30:00] - Gold Membership offers correction on most games

[31:20] 1997 Esquire article "Fleecing Las Vegas"

[36:51] Michael Flatley, Lord of the Dance, as BP

[37:14] Solving Limit Hold'em

[40:41] Training other people at Limit Hold'em

[46:37] Rob's poker patents

Playing Blackjack as a Business by Lawrence Revere -

The Ultimate Edge by Mark Billings -

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