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 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.

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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] - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[45:58] - card counting training site and community
[46:43] - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[47:40] Vision Laughs at Counting
[56:28] The Language of Backgammon
[1:03:04], Animal Kingdom on Amazon Prime

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Vision Laughs at Counting with Advice to the Dicelorn - by Danny Kleinman

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