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."

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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] - 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:

Blackjack for Blood by Bryce Carlson
Playing Blackjack as a Business by Lawrence Revere
Beat the Dealer by Edward O. Thorpe
The Theory of Blackjack by Peter Griffin
21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones
Burning the Tables in Las Vegas by Ian Anderson


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