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, May 28, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Ryan Growney Gen Mgr S Point Casino

Our guest this week is Ryan Growney, General Manager of the South Point Hotel and Casino, about what to expect when Nevada casinos reopen on June 4. 


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] GWAE podcast availability on iTunes, Spotify, GamblingWithAnEdge.com, Youtube, Stitcher
[01:39] Introduction of Ryan Growney, the general manager of the South Point Casino
[02:37] What measures will be used to keep casino customers and employees safe?
[09:48] Temperature screening
[13:17] Hotel rooms, housekeeping, and room service.
[16:01] Will masks be available for casino guests?
[17:09] Casino chip sanitation
[18:58] Patron contact tracing
[20:39] Will there be a smoking ban?
[21:32] Will there be an occupancy limit?
[22:40] Can slot customers move chairs?
[24:33] Can a disabled slot be turned on?
[25:47] Will the South Point use plexiglass dividers?
[27:09] Will there be changes to the W2G procedures?
[27:34] Will employees be wearing gloves?
[28:44] Will the pay tables change?
[29:14] What will happen to the unfinished March promotion?
[31:59] Poker room procedures
[34:12] Restaurant reopening plans
[37:10] Will the movie theater reopen?
[38:41] Will there be special rules at the pool?
[39:16] When will the lounges and showroom reopen?
[40:14] Employed training information
[41:59] Managing employee schedules and opportunities
[44:41] South Point Casino - free video poker classes are cancelled through this fall
[45:16] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[45:45] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community, a few spaces are still available for the June boot camp
[46:00] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correct on most games, Pro membership includes Ultimate X
[46:51] Recommended - The Biggest Bluff by Maria Konnikova, Peaky Blinders on Netflix

Sponsored Links:

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

Recommended:

The Biggest Bluff by Maria Konnikova https://amzn.to/2XGGiNJ
Peaky Blinders on Netflix

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails 5/21/20

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.

podcast
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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction

[00:57] Women's physical appearance in AP

[02:57] Home field advantage and crowd size

[05:15] Peter Griffin stories

[12:00] Physical versus virtual casino drawings

[14:19] Will casinos be non-smoking after COVID-19?

[15:48] Negotiating loss rebates

[20:34] Loss rebate calculators

[21:27] Factoring in deck composition

[23:41] South Point Hotel Casino and Spa

[24:18] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[25:24] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners

[26:44] Will Bob and Richard travel when casinos reopen?

[28:23] Trading AP info

[32:10] Cashing out chips at non-local casinos

[35:38] Recommended - Be Better Bettors podcast, public library ebooks, archive.org, MasterClass.com, Extreme Sudoku


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


GWAE Links:
GamblingWithAnEdge.com
Facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge
Twitter @RWM21


Links referenced:
Freakonomics.com/2011/12/18/football-freakonomics-how-advantageous-is-home-field-advantage-and-why/
Freakonomics.com/podcast/world-cup/
Wizardofodds.com/games/blackjack/composition-dependent-benefit/


Books Mentioned:
Theory of Blackjack by Peter Griffin https://amzn.to/2AFdddx


Recommended:
Twitter.com/bebetterbettors
Archive.org
Masterclass.com
ExtremeSudoku.info

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Captain Jack Andrews

Our guest this week is Captain Jack Andrews. Recently Captain Jack has been producing a considerable amount of quality YouTube videos on the art and science of sports betting.

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 sports bettor and GWAE contributor, Captain Jack Andrews

[00:39] Captain Jack's Youtube Channel

[08:38] Daily fantasy sports market

[10:30] Does educating suckers ultimately affect vig?

[13:09] How to find Captain Jack's broadcasts

[16:56] Captain Jack's chat with Rufus Peabody and Spanky

[20:38] South Point Hotel and Casino - more than 10,000 games returning over 99%

[21:26] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[22:45] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community

[23:34] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games

[24:51] Captain Jack's online icon

[27:43] American Bettors Coalition
[33:35] Will the NFL play a full schedule?

[34:54] Billy Walters

[37:35] Could playing football in empty stadiums affect home field advantage?

[40:11] Futures bets and opportunity costs

[42:17] Tips to trim house edge, save time, handicap, etc

[45:53] Beating lines versus shopping lines

[50:00] Captain Jack's future content and target audiences


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


Captain Jack's Links:
Youtube.com/channel/UC5qdmM1k5chVxcUuF56sLuQ
LasVegasAdvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/author/captain-jack/
Twitter.com/capjack2000

Links Referenced:
AmericanBettorsCoalition.org
Twitter.com/americanbettor


Books Referenced:
Sharp Sports Betting by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/3dI5rhi
The Logic of Sports Betting by Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow https://amzn.to/2LyDlZH

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - listener emails 5/7/20

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

[00:47] Background noise and taping info

[01:31] AP Twitter

[04:26] Learning video poker and blackjack card counting

[07:12] How can Bob make a living playing break-even video poker?

[09:00] Offers when casinos re-open and shutdown plays

[12:24] Sign-in at South Point Casino video poker classes

[16:30] VPfree2.com

[18:25] Why don't table games players get W2G's?

[19:30] Are there any good BJ games in Europe?

[21:06] Craps terms, house edge, etc

[22:30] A card counter got a players card before becoming a counter

[23:44] Finding reliable hole-carding strategy

[26:33] South Point Casino Hotel and Spa

[27:36] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[28:28] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - excellent card counting and training website

[29:15] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games

[30:40] Calculating bankroll and risk statistics

[33:00] Why haven't casinos cut odds everywhere?

[38:03] Leveraging the Asian gambler super power

[41:41] When casinos reopen will they require players to wear masks and gloves?

[44:45] Risks of counting cards in the Dominican Republic

[46:20] Recommended: review video poker strategies, After Life on Netflix


Sponsored Links:

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

Gambling 102 by Michael Shackelford https://amzn.to/2WdpgaA
Beyond Counting by James Grosjean
Exhibit CAA by James Grosjean


Recommended:
After Life https://www.netflix.com/title/80998491