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 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.".

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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] - places small bets on political events
[30:35] - blackjack training site
[31:00] - 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
National Park Passes

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