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, July 16, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest author David Hill

Our guest this week is David Hill, author of the new book "The Vapors."

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of David Hill, author of The Vapors: A Southern Family, the New York Mob, and the Rise and Fall of Hot Springs, America's Forgotten Capital of Vice 
[00:40] History of gambling, politics, and mob activity in Hot Springs 
[13:29] Research and interviews for The Vapors 
[17:50] South Point Casino July Promotions - "Spin to Win" 
[19:10] - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[19:51] - card counting training site and community, Blackjack Boot Camp scheduled for July 23rd 
[20:20] - Gold Membership offers correction on most game, 1000 hand free trial of Pro Membership for GWAE listeners 
[21:05] David's website, 
[22:08] David's article on Spanky 
[28:11] Sports betting in New Jersey by New Yorkers 
[30:07] David's story on 
[33:08] Harry Anderson 
[37:52] Chess 
[46:11] David's upcoming podcast about gamblers 
[49:04] David Hill's contact info, @davehill77 on Twitter.
[49:32] Recommended: "Marcella" on Netflix, The Best I Saw in Chess by Stuart Rachels 

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"Marcella" on Netflix
The Best I Saw in Chess by Stuart Rachels

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