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 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.

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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] - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit bonus for GWAE listeners

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

[33:50] - 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:,

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Books Referenced:

The Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist by Houston Curtis

Gambling Sleight of Hand by Steve Forte

Expert at the Card Table by S.W. Erdnase


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