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, September 26, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Bob Nersesian

This week we continue our discussion with Bob Nersesian, and then Bob and I dip into the mail bag.

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 gaming attorney Bob Nercessian
[00:33]  Are there any different rules for gambling in U.S. territories?
[01:22]  Cashing chips without showing ID in Colorado
[06:38]  Has Bob ever represented any baccarat players?
[07:26]  Manipulation of slot club points in Biloxi
[10:14]  Changes in civil forfeiture laws
[12:31]  Using markers to pay of other debts
[14:09]  Should chips from a London casino be declared at the U.S. border?
[15:20]  Could creating vouchers in advance be considered money laundering?
[19:15]  W2Gs that are under $1200 excluding the cost of the bet
[20:49]  Would texting about a hot shoe violate the device law?
[24:21]  South Point Casino - more than 10,000 games returning 99%+, free video poker classes
[26:16]  VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games
[27:11]  Recommended
[31:51]  What are the must-read books about advantage play?
[32:33]  Does Bob recommend playing video poker to grow a bankroll?
[38:05]  What movies has Richard been in?
[38:35]  What is an acceptable starting blackjack bankroll?
[40:08]  Blackjack the Discord
[40:40]  Capping a machine
[42:56]  Stories about the first card counters
[44:00]  One2Six shufflers in Macau
[46:25]  Pitch games in Tunica and Biloxi
[48:41]  How do you fake losses?
[49:58]  Do big players provide cover to bet bigger?
[52:09]  Keeping your name clean, playing as a refusal
[53:18]  Is it better to play two hands of ten units or one hand of twenty?
[54:27]  Triple Double Bonus Triple Play bankroll question
[56:55]  A 200-hour blackjack losing streak

Links:

Books:
Storyworthy by Matthew Dicks https://amzn.to/2ntl3Al
Repeat Until Rich by Josh Axelrad https://amzn.to/2lmyMIz
Advanced Tactics in Casino Advantage Play by Abram Alexander https://amzn.to/2lRndtq
Comp City by Max Rubin https://amzn.to/2m0IHE3
21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones https://amzn.to/2lnl8oJ

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Bob Nersesian

Our guest this week is attorney Bob Nersesian. We discuss questions sent in by listeners, including trespass, Phil Ivey, and machine malfunctions.

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 gaming attorney Bob Nersesian
[00:28]  Noises Off at Super Summer Theatre
[02:54]  Voluntary facial recognition programs at airports
[06:39]  Does Bob practice law only in Nevada?
[11:32]  Tribal court's power of arrest and prosecution
[13:40]  CTRs and SARs
[15:29]  Nevada trespass laws
[22:57]  A malfunction on a must-hit-by machine at $4950/$5000
[27:29]  Messenger betting with apps in Nevada
[30:51]  Abandoned credits played accidentally in Colorado
[34:26]  Ligation of a verbal threat of assault
[36:14]  Phil Ivey's cases, discussion of other procedural vulnerabilities
[44:15]  South Point Casino Promotions -  Bottles of City Lights Shine, free video poker classes
[45:06]  VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games
[48:33]  Trespass status after Caesars and Eldorado merger
[53:22]  Off-duty police officer moonlighting as a security guard


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - Andrew Uyal and Anthony Curtis

This week our guests are Andrew Uyal and Anthony Curtis. They are on to discuss Andrew's new book, The Blackjack Insiders.

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 guests Andrew Uyal, author of The Blackjack Insiders and Anthony Curtis from Huntington Press
[00:37]  Andrew's content on GamblingWithAnEdge.com
[02:02]  What makes The Blackjack Insiders unique?
[03:43]  Did Andrew ever get heat from his employer about playing blackjack?
[05:20]  Does Andrew's employer ever ask for his opinion about possible counters?
[06:13]  Barbary Coast discussion, sweat stories, and Dustin Marks
[09:31]  Andrew's card counting partner and discussion of casino employees' knowledge of games
[15:32]  Andrew goes on the road, playing without a players card, and back-off discussion
[31:00]  South Point Casino September Promotion - South Point 400 City Lights Shine bottles and free video poker classes
[31:53]  VideoPoker.com - Gold Membership offers strategy correction on most games
[33:19]  How did Andrew respond to being ID'd?  Double deck vs shoe games
[37:05]  Are the looser games at the Cromwell attracting more players?
[41:36]  Salary ranges for floor and pit employees?
[44:10]  Discussion of pooling tips
[49:24]  The Eldorado acquisition of Caesars Entertainment
[50:46]  The blackjack scene in Seattle


The Blackjack Insiders by Andrew Uyal https://amzn.to/34I1B4c
The Theory of Blackjack by Peter Griffin https://amzn.to/2ZY7Thp
Cheating at Blackjack by Dustin Marks https://amzn.to/34KtqZN
The 21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones https://amzn.to/2LvI4fT


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - listener questions

This week Bob and I dip into the mail bag to answer listener 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
[00:31]  iTunes broken link and how to report time sensitive show problems
[02:11]  Noises Off at Super Summer Theatre
[03:37]  Royal Caribbean and MGM status match
[05:23]  Why is GWAE only an hour long?
[06:00]  Where is the best play to live as a new card counter with a small bankroll?
[07:54]  Is traveling to get free play worth it?
[10:57]  Should someone is always carded play rated?
[12:44]  Will Eldorado honor Caesar's Seven Stars offers?
[15:35]  How should listeners network?
[20:46]  How to avoid heat at table games?
[22:45]  How can a listener help people get bets down?
[23:52]  Bob's blackjack history.
[25:35]  How should a player deal with an unresponsive host?
[27:07]  Tropicana in Atlantic City voucher policy
[29:41]  How can players manage terms of service risk with off-shore online casino bonuses?
[32:55]  Question about video poker speed and comps.
[37:42]  South Point Casino September Promotion - City Lights Shine bottles, free video poker classes
[39:24]  VideoPoker.com - gold membership offers correction on most games
[41:14]  Was a baccarat tracking system successful due to luck?
[42:29]  How does Bob log his gambling activities?
[46:58]  Is it to late to learn how to beat video poker?
[48:45]  Blackjack Apprenticeship
[49:47]  Variance in a two million hand FPDW sample.
[52:54]  What is the best way to play promotional chips?
[56:55]  How can you exploit a game when the information is scarce?