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, January 23, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Roger Jones

Our guest this week is Roger Jones of VegasTickets.com. This company is a ticket broker and buys and sells tickets to events in Las Vegas, as well as major events all over the world. It's off the main subject matter of "Gambling with an Edge," but there are a lot of players who either want tickets or who get awarded tickets by casinos and would like to dispose of them profitably. This show tells you how.

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 Roger Jones, owner of VegasTickets.com
[00:41] What is a ticket broker?
[04:08] Can individuals sell tickets to VegasTickets.com?
[06:10] Reselling comped tickets
[09:49] VegasTickets.com "experiences"
[12:15] What are the most valuable tickets in Las Vegas?
[16:20] Legal rights of ticket holders and content providers
[18:20] Same day ticket sales
[25:40] South Point Casino January Promotions - $500k "Spin to Win" and free video poker classes
[28:12] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match promo for GWAE listeners
[28:55] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[30:32] Does VegasTickets.com sell Super Bowl tickets?
[39:47] Stories about expensive tickets
[42:58] Are ticket lotteries usually profitable?
[45:33] How will the ticket business evolve?
[46:18] Other important info about VegasTickets.com
[47:24] Recommend -

Ralthy Inflatable Pillow - https://amzn.to/3akV6XE

Joe Heller obit  https://www.courant.com/obituaries/hc-obituary-joe-heller-20190910-story.html

"The Gods of Scrabble" by Mo Srivastava  https://www.cbc.ca/books/literaryprizes/the-gods-of-scrabble-by-mo-srivastava-1.4244078

Previous episodes with Mo Srivastava

https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-with-edge-guest-mohan/
https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-with-edge-guest-mohan-2/


Guest Contacts
VegasTickets.com
orders@VegasTickets.com
roger@VegasTickets.com
(702) 795-7880

Sponsors
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
VideoPoker.com/GWAE
BobDancer.com/seminars


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Big Red

Our guest this week is Big Red, a video poker player who was able to figure out and exploit the Movin’ On Up video poker game.  Several features of the discussion highlight the type of things video poker players do to gain an edge in a casino

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 Big Red, successful video poker player
[00:46]  Movin’ On Up video poker
[06:40]  Researching IGT’s numbers
[08:26]  Finding Movin’ On Up and a car drawing
[19:14]  Figuring out the strategy
[22:54]  Does the game still exist?
[25:15]  Auto-hold
[28:32]  Paytables, draw variants, and strategy
[30:21]  South Point Casino January Promotions - $500k Spin to Win, $32k Hot Seat on 1/20, free video poker classes
[33:41]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Pro Membership includes Quick Quads and basic Ultimate X
[34:56]  Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on political events
[36:12]  BlackJackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site and forum 
[36:58]  “All But Dissertation” in computer science 
[41:05]  Movin’ on Up strategy in the dissertation
[48:42]  Recommended - write 2020, Library Extension, Las Vegas Improv, Storytelling at A Public Fit




Thursday, January 9, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest The Heist

Our guest this week is a former surveillance operator turned professional sports bettor.  We call him "The Heist.".

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 The Heist, former surveillance employee and current poker player/sports bettor
[00:35]  The Heist's surveillance experience
[07:15]  The Tran Organization and Archie Karas
[07:55]  Cheating and facial recognition
[11:00]  Card craps AP story
[16:04]  G2E trips and other surveillance training
[17:41]  Tribal casino legal proceedings
[19:09]  Why did The Heist give up surveillance?
[22:18]  Sports betting
[24:45]  The SuperContest
[27:20]  South Point January Casino Promotions - $500,000 "Spin to Win." MLK Hot Seat, free video poker classes start 1/14
[29:48]  Predictit.org/promo/edge - places small bets on political events
[30:35]  BlackJackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site
[31:00]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Pro Membership includes correction on Ultimate X and Quick Quads
[32:07]  Do casinos data mine search for players with lifetime wins?
[32:43]  Red flags that attract attention from surveillance
[37:02]  Sports betting promotions
[40:17]  Betting on Asian baseball
[43:50]  Prop betting
[45:58]  How did he get the name "The Heist?"
[47:01]  Recommended - Las Vegas Improv, National Parks Lifetime Pass, "52 Things that I learned in 2019."


Las Vegas Improvisation Players LVimprov.com
National Park Passes Nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Anthony Curtis

Our guest this week is Anthony Curtis of The Las Vegas Advisor.  Anthony is on to talk about the new Member's Rewards book for 2020, and what is in the pipeline for Huntington Press.

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 Anthony Curtis, publisher of the Las Vegas Advisor and Huntington Press
[00:38]  The 2020 Member Rewards Book - free play, match play, restaurant deals
[07:42]  Why are casino becoming more reluctant to participate?
[12:50]  Are any local bars participating in Member Rewards?
[17:50]  The Original Cocktail Club
[20:42]  2020 Eating Las Vegas by John Curtas
[25:49]  South Point Casino January Promotions - $500,000 Spin to Win, free video poker classes
[27:09]  Predictit.org/promo/edge - political betting market with a $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[28:03]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training program
[28:22]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - gold membership offers correction on most games
[29:08]  Jean Scott leaving Las Vegas
[36:43]  Upcoming releases from The Huntington Press
[42:25]  More Mattress Mack stories
[50:00]  Recommended:  Dealt documentary on Netflix, 2-for-1 entree LVA coupon at Treasures


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Books:

2020 Eating Las Vegas by John Curtas https://amzn.to/2Qha6xH
The Frugal Gambler by Jean Scott https://amzn.to/2rK2YR4
Kill Phil by Blair Rodman and Lee Nelson https://amzn.to/2MOo7AO
Gambling 102 by Michael Shackleford https://amzn.to/2ZUr4FH
Knockout Blackjack by Ken Fuchs and Olaf Vancura https://amzn.to/2ZHlMNy
The Logic of Sports Betting by Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow  https://amzn.to/2SSDWdA

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