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 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.

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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] - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[36:34] - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[27:40] Jeopardy
[41:20] Recommended - The Spy, Phil Galfond on Gamblers podcast, The Queen's Gambit

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Links Referenced:

Books Referenced:
20/20 Sports Betting by Logan Fields
Sharp Sports Betting by Stanford Wong
The Queen's Gambit by Walter Nevis



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