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 27, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest blackjack player HitA7 part 2

Our guest this week is return guest, blackjack player HitA7.  We talk some more about HitA7's career and then answer a few questions from the mail bag.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of advantage player HitA7
[00:34] Getting backed off at the Barona
[03:20] Does HitA7's wife approve of his advantage plays?
[07:38] A losing year
[09:58] Playing while pretending to not speak English
[11:14] Double deck games on The Strip
[13:28] Cover, top bet, and spread
[15:04] Playing as a part-time player
[16:50] Playing during the pandemic
[19:00] Lessons learned from long losing streaks
[22:16] Networking
[26:38] Other forms of advantage play
[27:06] CTR issues
[29:55] How closely does HitA7 watch the pit?
[31:02] Advice for common card counting mistakes
[32:35] Rat holing chips
[34:20] Taking advantage of promotions when playing rated
[36:00] South Point Casino August Promotions - Half-priced Walmart gift cards
[36:32] - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[37:04] - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[37:59] Does HitA7 play video poker?
[38:46] Listener question about saving for retirement as an AP
[40:22] Listener question about UTH
[42:39] Listener question about MSS
[45:50] Listener question about a bookmaker from The Castaways
[46:55] Listener question about Len Baker
[47:28] Listener question about playing blackjack on the square
[48:55] Does being a magician help in AP?
[50:34] Listener question about cutting the cards in blackjack
[54:00] Recommended - tacos at El Segundo Sol

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