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 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."

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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] - places small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[25:04] - a card counting community and trading site
[25:47] - 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

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