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, January 28, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - 10th anniversary show

No guest this week.  The first episode of GWAE was February 4, 2011.  So after 10 years we look back at some of our favorite moments, and dip into the mail bag.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of the 10-year anniversary show and listener questions
[00:55] GWEA history and evolution
[02:46] Favorite episodes
[08:40] Making money playing live poker
[10:14] Benefits of Seven Stars
[11:22] Abandoned cash or slot tickets on the ground
[15:07] Taxes for a European playing in the U.S.
[16:28] Pros and cons of team play
[17:57] Dottie's
[19:15] Moving from 9/6 Jacks to Bonus Poker Deluxe
[21:07] Cash storage and deposits
[25:19] The Video Poker Hall of Fame
[26:44] Boyd tier credits on video poker
[29:06] Calling surveillance on a missed blackjack signal
[32:26] Blackjack tournament
[33:28] Using software to analyze games
[35:23] Blackjack the Discord
[38:09] South Point Casino February Promotions - "Free Play with a Kicker," President's Day hot seat
[39:27] - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[40:16] - card counting training site and community
[40:33] - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[42:12] Money Clip
[43:21] Recommended - Super Con by James Swain, "100 Tips for a Better Life"

Sponsored Links:

Super Con by James Swain

Books Referenced:
Lay the Favorite by Beth Raymer
Smart Money by Michael Konik
Casino Tournament Strategy by Stanford Wong
Sex, Lies, and Video Poker by Bob Dancer

Episodes Referenced:
Billy Baxtor -
Billy Baxter -
Kelly Sun -
Tommy Highland and John Chang -

Stanford Wong -
James Holtzhauer -
Ed Thorp -
Bob Nersesian - many episodes available at

Links Referenced:
Blackjack Discord

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