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, August 6, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest blackjack player Loudon Often

Our guest this week is blackjack pro Loudon Often. Loudon was the biggest money winner on the Church Team which was featured in the documentary "The Holy Rollers."

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 blackjack player Loudon Often

[00:41] How did Loudon start playing blackjack?

[03:21] Playing with the Church Team

[04:41] Loudon's background in writing and theology

[09:49] Barring stories and back rooms

[12:04] Working on BlackjackApprenticeship.com's Blackjack Bootcamps

[14:55] Playing solo versus team play

[19:14] Long losing streaks
[21:05] How many hours per month does Loudon play?

[22:17] Loundon's wife and family

[26:25] South Point Casino August Promotions - Half price Walmart gift cards

[27:22] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[28:11] VideoPoker.com/GWAE - Gold Membership offers correction on most games

[30:00] Barona Casino

[31:56] Stories about Stumpy from surveillance

[37:14] Other interactions with surveillance

[40:12] Traveling with large amounts of cash

[44:08] Loudon's short stories and website, daviddruryauthor.com

[45:30] Recommended - LongReads.com, Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton, Jojo Rabbit

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Books Referenced:
Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich https://amzn.to/3fH9lYB

Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton https://amzn.to/3fAZxPu
JoJo Rabbit

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