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.

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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] - political betting market with a $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

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

[39:22] - pro membership offers correction on Ultimate X

[39:54] Video Poker for Winners software

[41:11] Suited Royals

[45:18]'s app, Pay Tables

[48:26] Progressive meter replacements

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

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