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, November 12, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Matthew Dicks

Our guest this week is Matthew Dicks. Matt is the author of, "Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling," as well as several novels. He recently wrote an article for Pokerstars  on how to tell better "bad beat" stories.

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 storyteller, Matthew Dicks
[01:14]  A gambling related story about arm wrestling 
[13:36]  What makes that arm wrestling story interesting?
[17:25]  Matthew’s poker experience
[22:39]  Matt’s writing on PokerStars
[24:06]  Why are bad beat stories rarely entertaining?
[28:30]  Why is Sweeney an important character in Matthew’s bad beat story?
[32:01]  Time management 
[35:41]  South Point Casino November Promotions - Half-priced Amazon and Walmart gift cards, Thanksgiving Day Hot Seat
[36:50]  Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[37:37]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community
[38:03]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games 
[39:19]  More on Sweeney’s hand declaration 
[41:21]  Is there any place for fiction in a well told bad beat story?
[43:25]  Could storytelling help APs maintain cover?
[45:31]  Moth events
[49:26]  Matthew’s next storytelling book
[53:19]  Matthew’s contact info 
[54:06]  Recommended - The Queen’s Gambit, Best Hand I Ever Played by Steve Rosenbloom

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Guest Links:
"Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling," https://amzn.to/3kcM9DB

The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis https://amzn.to/3eUztQO
Best Hand I Ever Played by Steve Rosenbloom https://amzn.to/35qkR8C

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