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, November 14, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - The Inside story of Mattress Mack part 2

Bob and I continue the interview of Anthony Curtis and Frank B talking about Mattress Mack. When we finished last week's interview (which you should listen to before this one), we didn't think we'd be doing a second. But we had a lot of things we hadn't spoken about and everyone was present and available to tape another hour, so we went back at it. You'll be glad we did!

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of Huntington Press Publisher, Anthony Curtis, and pro sports bettor Frank B.
[01:24]  Cash, cashier's checks, and bet execution
[09:26]  Hedging various playoff scenarios, opportunity value
[15:35]  Las Vegas Advisor "Mattress Mack and the Astros Hedge" blog
[20:26]  Could money have been left on deposit at the casinos?
[22:10]  Circa Sports, price matching, Unibet angle shooting
[27:22]  Did Mattress Mack consider offering a customer buy-out option?
[33:33]  The value of PR and its effect on the perception of sports betting
[36:30]  Compensation for Anthony and Frank B
[39:20]  Did Mack change prices as the Astros advanced in the playoffs?
[42:05]  South Point Casino November Promotions - Amazon gift cards, Thanksgiving Day Hot Seat
[43:02] - place bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[44:07] - Gold membership offers correction on most games, Pro membership includes correction on Ultimate X
[45:45]  How much in comps did the bets generate?
[49:57]  Recommended - The Crown and Anchor, Tim Ho Wan


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