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 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, 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] - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[35:32] - card counting training website and forum
[37:09] - 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



Beating the Wheel:  Winning Strategies at Roulette by Russel T. Barnhart
The Eudaemonic Pie by Thomas A. Bass

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