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!



Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest Michael Shackleford aka Wizard of Odds

Our guest this week is Michael Shackleford aka The Wizard of Odds. We discuss the updated version of his book "Gambling 102".

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 Michael Shackleford, The Wizard of Odds 
[00:37]  New content in Mike’s new book, Gambling 102
[03:11]  Updated sports betting information
[04:47]  Updated video poker information
[05:46]  Keno
[08:08]  Pai Gow Tiles
[12:53]  Video Poker in New York
[17:22]  Powerball and Mega Millions Advantage Play
[18:48]  Predictit.org bridge jumpers
[20:34]  Setting fair lottery odds
[22:23]  Harley Davidson slot machines
[25:35]  South Point Casino January Promotions - $500k Spin to Win, free VP classes start on 1/14
[28:26]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold membership offers correction on most games
[29:28]  Predictit.org/promo/edge - political betting market with a $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[29:58]  Strategies for the South Point “Hot Seat” promotion
[31:17]  Vegas Three Poker field trial at Harrah’s 
[35:20]  Prosperity Three Pictures field trial at the Venetian
[36:49]  Jackpot Hold’em field trial at SLS
[38:30]  Paris Poker field trial at Paris
[40:36]  Recommended - Wescliff Airport Express, DuoLingo, avoid Run at Luxor, The Magic of Jen Kramer at the Westgate, The Mac King Comedy Magic Show



Gambling 102 by Michael Shackleford https://amzn.to/2QvZvyb
Sharp Sports Betting by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/2rrRuSh

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails part 2

No guest this week as Bob and I dip into the mail bag for a second time.

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 show featuring questions from listeners
[01:04]  Playing 2/5 vs playing blackjack
[04:07]  Dead Man's Hand side bet
[05:00]  9/6 Jacks or Better progressive frustrations
[11:31]  Should a $25 blackjack player with a low spread use a player's card?
[12:50]  Is it legal to use the WinPoker app while playing?
[15:41]  Intentional fouls in Face Up Pai Gow
[19:31]  Staking at blackjack
[24:18]  What casino games do Bob and Richard hate?
[27:00]  Christmas promotions
[32:51]  South Point Casino December Promotions - half price points until 12/24, free VP classes on 1/14
[33:55]  Predictit.org/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[34:42]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold membership offers correction on most games, 1000-hand Pro membership trial for GWAE listeners
[35:31]  Norm MacDonald stories
[36:39]  AP etiquette in casinos
[39:55]  Recommended - cruise discounts for Norwegian shareholders, Instagram photographer jungraphy_, Shooting Kabul, Tim Ferris' Five Bullet Friday


The 21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones https://amzn.to/35DzLWB

Shooting Kabul by N. H. Shenzai https://amzn.to/35Dun6b

Go.Tim.blog/5-bullet-friday-1

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails

No guest this week as 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 show featuring questions from listeners
[00:38]  Should I player have given his SSN after winning a drawing?
[03:12]  Book recommendations for roulette and baccarat
[06:00]  What banks in Las Vegas are gambler-friendly?
[10:38]  Optimal strategy for a weekly football pool
[12:55]  Betting a Hi-Lo count that rises suddenly
[14:40]  Strategy for video blackjack with 6-card Charlie
[16:23]  Itemizing under the new tax code as a non-professional gambler
[18:53]  Raising the W2-G limit
[21:26]  Is 9/6 Double Double Bonus the same in different casinos?
[24:36]  Will there be a third Sex, Lies, and Video Poker book?
[26:25]  Is there a market for an AP course in beating slots?
[30:05]  Sportsbook bonus strategy
[32:09]  South Point Casino December Promotions - half price points until 12/24, free VP classes on 1/14
[33:16]  Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[35:32]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and forum
[37:09]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold membership offers correction on most games, 1000-hand Pro membership trial for GWAE listeners
[38:15]  How is the "Dream Card" triggered?
[40:45]  Do Bob and Richard play slots for fun?
[44:44]  Do Bob and Richard still enjoy playing their favorite games?
[47:57]  Recommended:  Sweet Tomatoes, Planet Money podcast

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Beating the Wheel:  Winning Strategies at Roulette by Russel T. Barnhart https://amzn.to/34frDKL
The Eudaemonic Pie by Thomas A. Bass https://amzn.to/2RLGdXu

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Gambling With an Edge - guest card counter SD1

Our guest this week is a card counter we call SD1. We discuss how he got started, and where the professional gambling road has taken him.

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, SD1
[01:00]  How did SD1 learn to play blackjack?
[04:03] What Blackjack Apprenticeship tools did SD1 use?
[06:55]  SD1's life after Blackjack Boot Camp
[11:26]  How did a losing streak affect SD1's home life?
[13:27]  Is SD1 full time?
[15:48]  Playing unrated
[17:52]  SD1's experience in the financial industry
[19:55]  SD1's image and personality at the table
[22:41]  Bad back-offs
[29:06]  South Point Casino December Promotions - Half price when using points, free video poker classes
[30:04]  Predictit.org - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[32:46]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training program
[33:38]  VideoPoker.com - gold membership offers correction on most games, free pro membership trial for GWAE listeners
[35:21]  How did Sky Diver One get  his nickname?
[39:11]  Does SD1 use alcohol as part of his cover strategy?
[41:09]  Additional back-off story
[44:15]  The value of networking
[46:40]  Cashing out
[48:10]  SD1's other advantage plays
[50:40]  Recommended - Jeff McBride's Wonderground, HelpAReporter.com