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, March 26, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails

No guest this week as Bob and I once again dip into 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 [00:39] COVID-19
[03:07] Richard's intermittent fasting
[05:20] Estimating the edge in a loss rebate promotion
[07:35] Recommendations for musical or comedy shows in Vegas
[10:00] Questions from an female AP looking to get into blackjack
[15:57] What happens if a dealer tip results in a W2-G?
[17:42] AP questions in preparation for trips to Australia and Ireland
[21:24] Are there craps teams that are similar to blackjack teams?
[22:56] No comps on 9/6 Jacks or Better at the Borgata
[28:20] 9/5 DDB with a royal flush progressive calculations
[31:13] What information to pit bosses see when looking up a player's card?
[32:19] What is the legality around using a fake ID at a casino?
[33:14] Barring players from the Grosjean Cup
[36:17] Do you have to play rated at higher stakes? Is using an alias a good idea?
[39:35] South Point Casino March Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker
[40:11] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[40:44] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Pro Membership includes UX and Quick Quads
[41:34] Strategies for ticket drawings
[43:20] Casino comps and promos during poor macroeconomic conditions
[44:42] The disappearance of full pay Joker Wild
[45:30] Hedging bets in craps
[48:31] Does the theoretical vary by the type of video poker game?
[50:54] Recommended - Brave web browser

Sponsored links:
SouthPointCasino.com
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VideoPoker.com/gwae
BlackJackApprenticeship.com

Links mentioned in this episode: 
MacKingShow.com
TheSmithCenter.com
EatMoreArtVegas.com
SuperSummerTheatre.org
Bard.org
BlackJackTheForum.com
TheBlackjackDiscord.com

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Refinery part 2

Our guest this week is an advantage player we call Refinery back for a return visit. He combines blackjack play, with carnival games, and slots.

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 blackjack and advantage player, Refinery

[00:39] Contact info Refinery

[02:17] Leading a mutiny at a blackjack table in a local casino

[09:55] Stories about collusion games

[22:20] Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

[28:27] South Point Casino March Promotions - "Free Play with a Kicker"

[29:19] Predictit.org/rpomo/edge - place small bets on political events, up to $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[30:17] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training program and blackjack community

[31:22] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Game of the Week is Triple Play Dream Card

[32:55] Can automatic shufflers cheat players?

[39:43] How much does Refinery drink at the table?

[42:38] Playing at Hooters

[45:37] Has Refinery had any problems cashing chips?

[48:35] Hole-carding

[53:00] Recommended - Gambling Sleight of Hand by Steve Forte, "Better Call Saul" on Netflix, Monster Podcast: DC Sniper

Sponsors:

SouthPointCasino.com

Predictit.org/promo/edge

BlackjackApprenticeship.com

VideoPoker.com/gwae


Books:

21st Century Card Counter - by Colin Jones  https://amzn.to/2WsDXag


Recommended:

Gambling Sleight of Hand by Steve Forte https://www.gamblingsleightofhand.com/

Better Call Saul  Netflix.com/title/80021955

Monster-Podcast.com/dcsniper

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Refinery

Our guest this week is an advantage player we call Refinery. He combines blackjack play, with carnival games, and slots.

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 Refinery
[00:29] The origin of Refinery's name? [01:37] Refinery's entrance into AP, early counting methods
[08:48] What is Refinery's professional background?
[10:44] Online blackjack forums and networking
[18:13] A collusion play with Vagabond
[22:36] What happened in between REKO and advanced collusion plays?
[26:55] Does Refinery still count cards?
[28:24] How does Refinery's wife feel about AP?
[29:29] Using a player's card
[30:38] Bankroll usage and part-time AP decisions
[32:42] Getting flat bet at MGM National Harbor
[36:04] BJ21 post about MGM National Harbor
[40:21] South Point Casino March Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker
[41:49] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[43:06] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - counter counting training website and community
[43:30] VideoPoker.com/edge - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Pro Membership includes Quick Quads and Ultimate X
[44:28] A technique for great penetration at blackjack
[52:33] Facial recognition software

Sponsors

SouthPointCasino.com
PredictIt.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/edge

Books:

Blackjack Attack by Don Schlesinger https://amzn.to/2UdzkhB

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - Blackjack Ball 2020

Our guests this week are Max Rubin, Arnold Snyder, and Anthony Curtis on to talk about this year's Blackjack Ball.

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 Blackjack Ball guests, Max Rubin, Anthony Curtis, and Arnold Snyder
[00:59] Max's hosting of the Blackjack Ball
[02:11] Anthony's induction into the Blackjack Hall of Fame
[03:58] Arnold's win and discussion of the skills contest
[08:23] Richard's role in Blackjack Ball prep
[09:14] Edward Thorp's gambling library
[12:15] Champagne prize for the winner of the Grosjean Cup
[15:57] Thumb drive prize for the winner of Grosjean Cup
[19:35] Hall of Fame voting
[24:14] Favorites from 21 Questions
[35:07] South Point Casino March Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker. free video poker classes
[36:13] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[37:29] The Grosjean Cup finalists
[42:14] Cutting a card
[45:13] Counting down a double deck
[50:40] Recommended - RxGamble's blog, Storycore.org

Sponsors
SouthPointCasino.com
BobDancer.com/seminars
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge

Recommended:
RxGamble.com Twitter.com/rxgamble
Storycorps.org