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, February 27, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Bryce Carlson

Our guest this week is Bryce Carlson, author of "Blackjack for Blood." We talk about his blackjack adventures, his Omega II strategy, and how his approach differs from today's "Road Warriors."

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Bryce Carlson, author of Blackjack for Blood
[00:58] Blackjack simulation software
[03:55] Omega 1, Omega 2, and other counting systems
[13:05] "Hit and Run" discussion
[17:35] Bryce's early blackjack, Kelly criterion, trips to Las Vegas
[26:54] Camouflage and bet spreads
[34:00] South Point Casino February Promotions - free buffets, free video poker classes
[35:46] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free trial of Pro Membership for GWAE listeners
[36:57] 21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones
[38:00] Playing without a player's card
[46:16] Camouflage and jewelry
[47:44] The Blackjack Ball
[49:40] Blackjack book discussion
[54:28] Bryce's work experience in other industries
[55:55]  Recommended - Recomendo, A Public Fit

 Sponsored Links: 
SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com/GWAE
Predictit.org/promo/edge

 Books: 
Blackjack for Blood by Bryce Carlson https://amzn.to/2I2918g
Playing Blackjack as a Business by Lawrence Revere https://amzn.to/2wajjR7
Beat the Dealer by Edward O. Thorpe https://amzn.to/2Vr0WBZ
The Theory of Blackjack by Peter Griffin https://amzn.to/2Tir4fy
21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones https://amzn.to/2Tm8Dqd
Burning the Tables in Las Vegas by Ian Anderson https://amzn.to/2T3qgfw

 Recommended: 
Recomendo.com
APublicFit.org

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails part 2

No guest again this week as Bob and I answer listener questions plucked from the mail bag,

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.

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Show Notes



[00:00]  Introduction
[00:46]  Reconciling personal records with casino win-loss statements
[05:15]  Checking OSN and other databases
[07:04]  Variations in DDB 9/6
[10:22]  Blackjack counting, cover, and Wonging
[12:13]  Hole-carding player banked table games
[13:50]  Video poker pay table errors
[14:40]  UTH hole-carding strategy and tips
[16:32]  Handicapping the XFL
[17:32]  Blackjack bet spreads
[18:45]  Learning blackjack indices
[19:46]  Cage demands to see a counter's identification
[22:57]  Getting spoiled by a great play
[27:47]  Sportsbook refuses to cash tickets without ID
[30:15]  Roulette comps question
[31:39]  South Point Casino February Promotions - free buffets, email free play, free video poker classes
[33:56]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - gold membership offers correction on most games
[35:25]  Why doesn't GWAE have a Patreon account?
[37:34]  What games should a Vegas AP learn first?
[40:33]  What ever happened to Jerry Patterson
[41:32]  Vegas AP meetups
[42:55]  Life after AP
[43:46]  How to learn new ways to beat casinos
[47:31]  Tipping on a six-figure win
[49:42]  Tax withholding question
[51:47]  Casino offers and EV
[53:28]  Following a sloppy dealer from table to table
[55:42]  An NFL promo with a potential loophole
[58:34]  Recommended - Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Story Collider podcast

Sponsor Links:
Predictit.org/promo/edge

Books:
Professional Blackjack by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/2SJmqbv
Comp City by Max Rubin  https://amzn.to/2vOuG0L

Software:
Casino Veritae software - Qfit.com

Recommended:

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails

No guest this week as Bob and I answer listener questions plucked from the mail bag,

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction

[00:35] Encouraging listeners to review and rate GWAE

[01:12] Richard's experiences gambling in Poland

[09:13] Station Casinos removing full pay deuces wild

[11:13] Soft 13 vs 16 on a strong negative count

[12:58] "Lucky Ladies" side bet

[15:04] "Double Up" feature

[16:28] Counting 6-deck shoes on the Strip

[18:25] Holding 6663 and not 8884 in Quick Quads

[22:00] Craps question

[25:02] Cutting expenses on AP trips

[28:33] Keno pay tables

[30:36] Partner blackjack questions

[33:38] Getting started at video poker

[38:05] South Point Casino February Promotions - Free buffets, email free play on weekends, next free video poker class is 2/18

[40:08] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site and community

[40:38] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Pro Membership includes Quick Quads and Ultimate X

[42:50] Rapid Roulette

[46:02] 9/6 DDM on Bally's Game Maker machines in Canada

[48:39] Blackjack player auditions

[52:30] Vietnam War draft numbers

[54:26] APs with talent in other fields

[57:20] Recommended - Las Vegas Improv, Outburst: Missionaries, Emissaries, and Ambassadors


Sponsored Links:

SouthPointCasino.com

BobDancer.com/seminars

BlackjackApprenticeship.com

Youtube.com/user/bjavideos

VideoPoker.com/gwae

Predictit.org/promo/edge


Recommended:

LVImprov.com

APublicFit.org/qsot-event/the-outburst-missionaries-emissaries-and-ambassadors/02-19_2020-730pm

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Jimmy Jazz

Our guest this week is Jimmy Jazz.  He is back to talk about credit card strategies and other low roller plays.

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 Jimmy Jazz, LVA contributor and value seeker
[00:44]  Williams "Double Up" feature bug
[06:58]  Southwest Companion Pas
[13:33]  Motor City nickel slot case
[17:24]  Handling interactions with police officers
[21:40]  Predictit.org/promo/edge strategies
[24:02]  Estate planning discussion, wills, and trusts
[29:29]  South Point Casino February Promotions - free buffets and free video poker classees
[32:32]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community
[33:14]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[34:51]  Stories about 100-play video poker
[39:35]  El Cortez boarding pass special
[42:44]  Birthday deals
[46:18]  Sahara slot club
[46:51]  Beneath the Neon, Shine the Light charity
[48:34]  How to contact Jimmy Jazz for credit card point referrals