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 7, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest Mark Billings

Our guest this week is Mark Billing on to talk about his new book "Follow the Bouncing Ball."  This is a book about how Mark and his teammates used hidden computers to beat the game of roulette.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Mark Billings, author of Follow the Bouncing Ball, Silicone versus Roulette
[00:36] The Eudaemonic Pie by Thomas Bass and difficulties of predicting roulette
[08:11] Mark's experience playing roulette
[10:49] Legality of computers, software bugs
[13:18] Characteristics of beatable wheels
[20:28] Laurance Scott, computer software and hardware
[29:09] Beating only a few wheels, changing the approach of the program,and interpolation
[36:56] South Point Casino January Promotions - $400k Spin to Win
[37:45] - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[38:41] - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[39:31] Training gamblers and playing in Great Britain
[44:47] Problems with using non-professionals
[46:04] A player in Canada wants to piggyback bets, pain thresholds
[51:49] Some examples of Mark's humor in Follow the Bouncing Ball, Silicone versus Roulette
[53:30] Recommended - James Grosjean's column at LVA, Alpha Go on Youtube, Amlee Gourmet Chinese Cuisine

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Books Referenced:
 Follow the Bouncing Ball
The Ultimate Edge by Mark Billings
The Eudaemonic Pie by Thomas Bass


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