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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest T Dane

Our guest this week is T Dane,  a surveillance expert, and author of "Behind the Black Dome."

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of T. Dane surveillance expert and author of Behind the Black Dome

[00:36] The origin of the name T. Dane

[01:42] How much of Behind the Black Dome is still relevant?

[02:48] T. Dane's employment history

[04:44] The impact of Covid-19 on surveillance

[08:08] When would surveillance employees want to identify a person

[12:36] Do surveillance employees get sent down to the floor?

[13:22] How much focus on advantage play?

[14:41] Are there incentives from management to catch advantage players?

[16:51] Players with tunnel vision

[20:01] Database usage and contributions

[23:36] What size win would trigger a tape review?

[25:21] South Point Casino July Promotions - "Spin to Win," point multipliers on July 4th

[26:57] - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[27:54] - card counting training site and community

[28:36] - Gold Membership offers correct on most games, Game of the Week is Multi-Strike Poker

[30:07] Facial recognition technology

[33:20] Using social media to identify advantage players

[37:01] License plate recognition

[41:02] How many advantage players per week did T. Dane see?

[41:45] When T. Dane was an advantage player did he park where he played?

[43:31] Use of player's card information

[46:29] Rat-holing chips

[48:00] Cheating incidents

[49:51] How many surveillance workers know the basic strategy for blackjack? How many can count cards?

[53:54] RFID chips

[55:03] What percentage of time is heat generated from the pit boss?

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