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, December 31, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - RX Gamble

Our guest today is longtime advantage player RxGamble.  Rx is on to talk about longevity, and beginner mistakes.

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.

podcast 
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Show Notes


[00:00] Introduction of advantage player, RxGamble
[00:41] RxGamble's 2019 Hole Card Workshop, and upcoming Zoom call
[06:16] The importance of longevity
[09:13] Name changes and disguises
[12:02] Playing unrated, loss plays
[18:45] Stories about giving up EV to avoid showing ID
[24:30] Leveraging female beauty as an AP
[29:25] Slots longevity
[32:03] BPs making rookie mistakes
[33:40] South Point Casino January Promotions - $400k Spin to Win
[34:46] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAW listeners
[36:01] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community
[36:15] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[37:27] Rookie mistakes and reconciling player errors
[47:54] Rookie mistakes with security
[53:13] Showing ID to police officers
[54:29] Sharing players card face up, sharing name
[1:01:51] Recommended - Planet Money "Fork the Government," Rock Breaks Scissors by William Poundstone, The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone


Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae

RX's Links:
RxGamble.com
Twitter.com/rxgamble

Recommended:

Npr.org/2020/12/23/949764249/fork-the-government
Rock Breaks Scissors by William Poundstone https://amzn.to/3pDkdMo
The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone https://amzn.to/38N84xp

 

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Michael Shackleford aka Wizard of Odds

Our guest this week is Mike Shackleford aka The Wizard of Odds.

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.

podcast
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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Michael Shackleford, The Wizard of Odds
[00:35] Why do the number of decks in blackjack affect the house edge?
[08:32] Does 3/2 or 6/5 blackjack affect the impact of the number of decks?
[10:24] Reversible Royals at the Red Rock
[15:57] Morongo Casino Promotion, publicizing promotions
[20:54] Advantage slots
[23:16] Super Bowl prop bets, rule change affecting data, buying databases
[30:00] Political betting
[35:00] South Point Casino December Promotions - Pay Less with Your Points, Christmas Day Hot Seat
[36:05] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[36:34] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[27:40] Jeopardy
[41:20] Recommended - The Spy, Phil Galfond on Gamblers podcast, The Queen's Gambit


Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
VideoPoker.com/gwae


Michael's Links:

WizardofOdds.com
Twitter.com/wizard0fodds


Links Referenced:
Wizardofodds.com/games/blackjack/why-number-of-decks-matter/


Books Referenced:
20/20 Sports Betting by Logan Fields https://amzn.to/3mOvCqG
Sharp Sports Betting by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/38vfw05
The Queen's Gambit by Walter Nevis  https://amzn.to/3rm0sum


Recommended:
Netflix.com/title/80178151
Theringer.com/2020/12/9/22164679/gamblers-podcast-phil-galfond-poker-pot-limit-omaha
Netflix.com/title/80234304

 

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Consultant AP

Our guest this week is a former surveillance director, Consultant AP. He left surveillance to become an AP.

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.

podcast
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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of former surveillance employee and current AP, Consultant AP
[00:47] Consultant AP's background in surveillance
[02:11] Learning about advantage play
[05:32] What surveillance skills are helpful in advantage play?
[07:35] Consultant AP begins to dabble in advantage play
[09:26] Sports betting
[16:15[ Barrings and back-offs in Las Vegas
[20:10] Coming up with the name Consultant AP
[21:17] Meeting RxGamble and spotting APs from surveillance
[27:31] South Point December Promotions - Pay Less with Your Points, Christmas Day Hot Seat
[28:55] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[30:15] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[31:12] Meeting RxGamble
[35:55] A consulting job example
[40:00] Teaching with RxGamble
[43:20] Is Consultant AP still tied into the surveillance community?
[45:15] Which Las Vegas casinos are flyer happy?
[47:33] Do surveillance employees have time to look for advantage players?
[49:27] Listeners can reach Consultant AP via Twitter DM @ConsultantAP
[50:29] Blackjack Discord
[51:48] @TedWhitingsMom
[54:46] Recommended - Thai Kitchen, Boulevard Bar and Grille

Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
VideoPoker.com/gwae


Recommended:
9thaikitchenlv.com
Boulevardbarandgrille.com

 

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest Michael Sall

Our guest this week is arguably the world's best gin rummy player, Michael Sall. He is the author of "Gin Rummy: A Predator's Guide."

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.

podcast
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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Michael Sall, arguably the best gin rummy player in the world
[00:32] Micheal's appearance of David Hill's podcast "Gamblers"
[02:05] Does winning tournaments help players to find good games?
[03:41] Michael's early experiences playing gin
[06:44] Gin Rummy: A Predator's Guide by Michael Sall
[09:52] Playing in New York City
[15:01] Stu Ungar
[20:45] How is gambling at gin different than other forms about gambling?
[22:55] South Point Casino December Promotions -
[24:09] PPredictit.org/promo/edge - places small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[25:04] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - a card counting community and trading site
[25:47] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[26:31] Getting access to high stakes games
[28:58] Brian Zembic
[31:14] Hustling at gin versus other forms of hustling
[32:47] Cheating in gin
[39:32] Molly's game and federal charges
[47:44] Carrying large amounts of money
[49:09] How can listeners contact Michael?
[50:14] Recommended - The Crown on Netflix, "The Pool Hustler" episode of David Hill's Gamblers podcast


Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com 

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Gambling With an Edge - guest author David Schwartz

Our guest this week is David Schwartz, on to talk about his new book, "At The Sands."

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.

podcast
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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Dr. David G. Schwartz, author of At The Sands, gaming historian, and professor at UNLV
[00:46] Why write about The Sands
[01:12] Would it be easier to write another book about the same era in Las Vegas?
[02:48] Mob affiliations with The Sands
[03:29] Jack Entratter
[06:49] Marker issuance and collection
[12:05] The Sands becomes high-rise
[13:25] Frank Sinatra
[16:04] Origins of the Rat Pack monicker
[19:11] Sinatra becomes more difficult
[23:39] Confrontation between Frank Sinatra and Carl Cohen
[25:33] De Facto segregation in Las Vegas 
[29:14] Sinatra's role in desegregation
[32:36] South Point Casino December Promotions - Pay Less with your Points 12/14-12/30
[33:57] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[34:40] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community
[35:14] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[36:54] Robert Kennedy and other federal officials become interested in Las Vegas
[39:00] The Green Felt Jungle by Ed Reid and Ovid Demaris
[39:42] The mob lingers after a crackdown
[42:52] Howard Hughes and The Sands
[44:35] Sheldon Adelson and The Sands
[47:37] The Sands ages and becomes less elegant
[48:50] The Copa closes
[50:20] The legacy of The Sands
[51:24] Recommended: Gamblers podcast by David Hill at The Ringer, We are The Champions on Netflix

Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae


Books Referenced:
At The Sands by David G. Schwartz https://amzn.to/3g0MA3k
Grandissmo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas by David G. Schwartz https://amzn.to/33F7jop
The Green Felt Jungle by Ed Reid and Ovid Demaris https://amzn.to/2VsnrVJ
The Vapors by David Hill https://amzn.to/2KWD59T


Dr. Schwartz' Previous Episodes:
Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-edge-week-3/

Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-with-edge-guest-david-schwartz/


Recommended:
Theringer.com/2020/11/11/21559016/introducing-gamblers
Netflix.com/title/81034679