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, 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.

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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] - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[32:46] - card counting training program
[33:38] - 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,

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