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 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.

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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] - place small bets on political events, up to $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

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

[31:22] - 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



21st Century Card Counter - by Colin Jones


Gambling Sleight of Hand by Steve Forte

Better Call Saul

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