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, April 30, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Houston Curtis part 2

This is part 2 of our discussion with Houston Curtis. We talk more about Molly's Game, and discuss the Ultimate Blackjack Tour, and the Ultimate Bet scandal. His new book is Billion dollar Hollywood Heist.

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.

podcast
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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Houston Curtis, author of The Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist

[00:46] Where is The Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist available?

[02:31] Jamie Gold makes a big game even bigger

[07:44] Ultimate Blackjack Tour

[10:49] Ultimate Bet and Russ Hamilton

[20:33] Does Houston fear any repercussions from his book?

[24:44] South Point Casino - over 10,000 games that return over 99%

[24:58] Predictit.org/promo/edge - a market where you can place small bets on political events, $20

[25:30] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free trial of Pro Membership for GWAE listeners

[27:00] Brad Ruderman joins the game

[35:40] How is Houston's health today?

[39:03] Houston's other projects

[40:38] Pretty girls and drugs

[44:54] Card manipulation in other games

[54:06] Recommended: James Grosjean's new article on GamblingWithAnEdge.com


Sponsored Links:

SouthPointCasino.com

Predict.org/promo/edge

VideoPoker.com/gwae


Houston Curtis' Links:

KardSharp.com

Youtube.com/c/HoustonCurtisKardSharp

Billion dollar Hollywood Heist. https://amzn.to/2xJBC0J

Recommended:

Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/author/james-grosjean/

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Houston Curtis

Our guest this week is Houston Curtis on to talk abut what really happened in Molly's Game. His new book is Billion dollar Hollywood Heist.

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 Houston Curtis, author of The Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist

[00:47] Houston's background in gambling

[03:08] Witnessing shenanigans in licensed casinos

[07:33] Producing television shows

[11:10] Meeting Tobey McGuire

[13:09] KC Munchkin

[17:40] Hustling side bet mechanics in Molly's game

[22:28] Molly enters the game

[25:01] Molly's role shifts

[31:35] South Point Casino - (currently closed) hotel, casino, and spa

[32:32] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit bonus for GWAE listeners

[33:04] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community

[33:50] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most game, free 1k hand trial of Pro Membership for GWAE listeners

[35:16] Staking Leonardo DiCaprio

[37:47] Why didn't Toby cut Houston out of the game?

[39:40] Did Houston ever intentionally lose?

[42:32] How did Houston's wife tolerate the swings?

[44:02] The sharp players in Molly's game

[50:54] Recommended: MasterClass.com, Duolingo.com

Sponsored Links:

SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae


Books Referenced:

The Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist by Houston Curtis https://amzn.to/2xJBC0J

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

Expert at the Card Table by S.W. Erdnase https://amzn.to/2VVB53P

Recommended:

MasterClass.com
Duolingo.com









Thursday, April 16, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Michael Dalton

Our guest this week is Michael Dalton. Michael is a gambling author, publisher, and founder of the "Blackjack Review Network." You can find his site at blackjackreview.com.

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 gambling author, publisher, and found of the Blackjack Review, Michael Dalton
[01:18] Michael's early blackjack experience
[03:58] Transition into blackjack writing and publishing
[08:00] Shuffle tracking
[12:47] Old computers and software
[13:58] NASA security clearance
[14:53] The Blackjack Review and the Blackjack Ball discussions
[26:49] South Point Casino - more than 10,000 games paying over 99%
[27:17] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[27:51] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[28:38] Listener question about the future of CSMs
[31:10] Would GWAE if Bob or Richard could no longer host?
[34:01] Listener question about remembering various video poker strategy?
[39:33] Listener question about cashing out chips and CTRs
[42:34] Listener question about betting on sports?
[45:50] Bagpipes and pipe bands
[48:25] Tae Kwon Do
[49:40] What other games does Michael play?
[50:35] The future of Blackjack Review
[52:49] Recommended - Gambling Sleight of Hand by Steve Forte, The Backgammon Chronicles - by Robert Watchel

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

Websites referenced in this episode:
BlackjackReview.com

Books referenced in this episode:
Gambling Sleight of Hand by Steve Forte
The Backgammon Chronicles - by Robert Watchel https://amzn.to/34EgiWg

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - Bob Wachtel part 2

We continue our discussion with backgammon expert Bob Wachtel, including Wachtel's appearance on two baccarat teams in London.

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 world class backgammon player, Bob Wachtel
[00:48] Baccarat teams
[18:57] Why does Demark have so many backgammon players?
[23:30] Denmark versus The World matches
[28:12] Falafel bets with the Danes
[32:33] Backgammon software: Jellyfish, GNU, Snowy, Extreme Gammon
[42:52] Will SG# change the way that professional backgammon is played?
[45:00] South Point Casino - currently closed
[45:18] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[45:58] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community
[46:43] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[47:40] Vision Laughs at Counting
[56:28] The Language of Backgammon
[1:03:04] MasterClass.com, Animal Kingdom on Amazon Prime

Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
Videopoker.com/gwae

Books:
The Backgammon Chronicles by Robert Wachtel
In the Game Until the End, Volume 2 By Robert Wachtel
The Language of Backgammon by Robert Wachtel
Vision Laughs at Counting with Advice to the Dicelorn - by Danny Kleinman

Recommended:
MasterClass.com
Animal Kingdom on Amazon Prime

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - Bob Wachtel

Our guest this week is backgammon expert Bob Wachtel, who discusses his two volume book, "The Backgammon Chronicles: A Pro's Adventures On Tour."

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

podcast
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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of world class backgammon player, Bob Wachtel
[00:56] What motivated Bob to write In the Game Until the End, Volume 2?
[09:27] Will Volume 3 ever be produced?
[10:35] The Backgammon Chronicles
[19:36] Chouettes
[33:45] Backgammon boards with sensors that record moves
[36:17] South Point Casino - great promos will be coming when the casino reopens
[36:40] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on the occurrence of various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[37:28] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - registration for the May 30th bootcamp is now open
[38:41] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Game of the Week is Spin Poker Deluxe
[39:28] Online backgammon for real money and the rise of bots
[44:07] Online poker bots
[50:52] Mochy
[56:10] Recommended - On Writing by Stephen King

Sponsored Links:

SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
Videopoker.com/gwae

Books Referenced:

In the Game Until the End, Volume 2 By Robert Wachtel
The Backgammon Chronicles by Robert Wachtel
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Four-Point by Jake Jacobs
The Education of a Poker Player by Hebert O. Yardley  https://amzn.to/344hHVQ

Recommended
On Writing by Stephen King https://amzn.to/3dQK4vk