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, October 31, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Buddy Frank

Bob and I interview long-time slot director Buddy Frank about how video poker has changed over the past several years. Since Buddy worked for Eldorado for three years, we get his prediction about how Caesars will change when the sale to Eldorado goes through.

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 Buddy Frank, former slot director and current slot consultant

[00:47] Recent events in video poker, IGT, Aristocrat, bar top machines

[09:22] W2G and tax discussion

[20:07] Loose vs tight slots

[21:28] Persistence bonuses and slot hustlers

[29:32] New video poker games

[31:25] El Dorado Resorts

[34:00] South Point Casino November Promotions and free video poker classes

[35:10] http://Predictit.org/pomo/edge - political betting market with a $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[37:52] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and forum

[39:22] VideoPoker.com/gwae - pro membership offers correction on Ultimate X

[39:54] Video Poker for Winners software

[41:11] Suited Royals

[45:18] VideoPoker.com's app, Pay Tables

[48:26] Progressive meter replacements

[50:55] Recommended: "The Magical Science of Storytelling" TED talk, The Moment podcast

Links

SouthPointCasino.com

Predicitit.org/promo/edge Get a $20 matching bonus with your first deposit.

BlackjackApprenticeship.com

VideoPoker.com/gwae

BobDancer.com/seminars

"The Magical Science of Storytelling" - Youtube.com/watch?v=Nj-hdQMa3uA

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Webman of videopoker.com

Our guest this week is Webman, who is the Director of Web Operations at videopoker.com. The main topic of discussion is the new Pro Membership at that site.

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 Webman, director of web operations at VideoPoker.com
[00:35]  What does Webman do at VideoPoker.com
[01:35]  Types of membership available at VideoPoker.com
[06:38]  Pro membership features:  training mode, coaching mode, charts, EV cost of errors, etc
[21:06]  Ultimate X offerings and strategies
[31:40]  500-hand free trial
[38:08]  Does VideoPoker.com list what paytables are available in casinos?
[42:23]  South Point Casino October Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker, free video poker class
[44:03]  Predictit.org - political prediction market, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[48:06]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site and forum
[49:26]  Recommended - Las Vegas Advisor emails, Chile Caliente Tacos y Marisco, Storytellers Showcase





Thursday, October 17, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Richie Rich

Our guest this week is Richie Rich, an advantage player for almost 40 years.

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 blackjack player, Richie Rich
[01:25]  Richie's gambling background
[07:23]  Richie starts counting cards
[10:56]  Is Richie a full time AP?
[12:21]  Cover strategy, back-offs, and names
[23:52]  "Wesley Snipes"
[28;50]  What other techniques enable Richie's longevity
[38:19]  South Point Casino October Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker, free video poker classes
[39:45]  Predictit.org - political betting market with a $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[42:48]  VideoPoker.com - Pro membership details coming soon
[44:15]  Frank Sinatra's last concert in Atlantic City
[47:25]  Casino grand opening stories
[56:27]  Recommended - Lizzie:  The Musical by Poor Richard's Players


Beat the Dealer by Edward O. Thorp  https://amzn.to/2pteOOd

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Dan Alban of Institute For Justice

Our guest this week is Dan Alban of the Institute For Justice. The Institute For Justice focuses on civil forfeiture cases, and handles them pro bono in an effort to get these laws changed.

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 civil forfeiture attorney, Dan Alban from the Institute for Justice, ij.org
[00:46]  What is civil forfeiture?
[01:37]  The Institute for Justice
[06:13]  How can APs avoid civil forfeiture?  CTR and structuring discussion
[22:28]  Is it preferable to carry money in your pockets?
[25:23]  Recently trends in civil forfeiture laws at the federal and state levels
[33:25]  Which states are the worst offenders in civil forfeiture?
[37:50]  South Point Casino October Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker, free video poker classes
[39:56]  VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games
[40:44]  Predictit.org/promo/edge for a deposit bonus offer for GWAE listeners
[40:54]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - learn blackjack and network with other players
[43:10]  How to contact the Institute for Justice about a potential case, ij.org/report-abuse
[46:47]  How could someone donate to the Institute for Justice?
[47:27]  Does Dan recommend recording audio during a traffic stop?
[52:34]  Recommended - Wes Winters at the SouthPoint, Jerry Tiffe at Italian American Club, MindHunter on Netflix



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Books:

The 21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones https://amzn.to/2M1zgyk

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Flip Pidot of Predictit.org

Our guest this week is Flip Pidot of Predictit.org. PreditIt is a trading site where you can make legal bets on political outcomes by buying and selling futures contracts.

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 Flip Pidot from political prediction market Predictit.org
[00:48]  How does Predictit.org work?
[04:13]  Why are Predictit.org's markets only politically focused?
[06:10]  Examples of some of the unique contracts that are currently being offered
[08:56]  Illustration of fees
[11:12]  Position limits,active trader limits, and volume discussion
[17:40]  Withdraw rules and fees
[18:39]  Deposit match at Predictit.org/promo/edge
[21:40]  South Point Casino October Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker, free video poker classes
[24:36]  VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games
[26:13]  Predictit's newsletter offerings, comments section
[30:51]  Are there professional traders on Predictit.org?
[35:45]  Are bots trading the markets?
[36:31]  Where is the smart money going?
[38:42]  Correlated markets
[41:09]  Are prediction markets more accurate than polls?
[44:01]  Predictit.org's data, research partnerships
[46:11]  Will there be a market for election interference?
[49:06]  Recommended - Shang Artisan Noodle, The Oakey Family Supper Club